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Short-sighted legislation

March 27, 2014

When ex-governor Tom Ridge and his fellow Republicans passed Pennsylvania’s electric choice law, they didn’t foresee electric generating companies making all those annoying phone calls to and their......

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JohnZook

Mar-29-14 10:20 AM

Sham- was that IngSoc or NewSpeak? Premier- visit J/B land myself at times... sipping only, don't like to mess up the rugs. Am thinkin' about going' down to Mercer, TN to visit the still this summer, ya' know, just to make sure they haven't changed the recipe too much.

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CMReeder

Mar-28-14 9:01 AM

Corporations have power Phil. Are you saying they have no resources or money or people? That they only way they can get is through the government. Corporations have plenty of power on their own. They don't get their power from government. They get it from the markets. Now corporations are multinationals with no national loyalties. Government(s) don't give corporations power, corporations take power away from government and the people.

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Ritty77

Mar-27-14 10:07 PM

< Capricorn1: "The government holds the power to end it, so why haven't they?"

Political donations, that's why.>

That's right. And put together, it's called corruption. It's been going on a long time. We didn't get the change we were looking for, but we better get it soon.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-27-14 6:21 PM

The constitution limits the federal government's power. If we were not violating the constitution, by playing favorites/unfavorites with legislation, we would not have companies like GE paying no taxes nor Warren Buffett making millions from his railroad because the Keystone XL pipeline is being delayed for over 5 years.

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Capricorn1

Mar-27-14 5:27 PM

Shulski, you wore out the "Republican imposter" act long ago. Give it up.

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RealAmerican

Mar-27-14 4:40 PM

Shaman we all know "job" is a four letter word to you libtard dumbocrats. If you got one, no doubt you would instantly turn Republican. Obama was only elected because he promised free stuff to poor people and liberal whites still feel guilty about slavery

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Nobody

Mar-27-14 4:38 PM

Capricorn1: "The government holds the power to end it, so why haven't they?"

Political donations, that's why.

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RealAmerican

Mar-27-14 4:37 PM

Stupid spell check republics and should've been republican

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RealAmerican

Mar-27-14 4:21 PM

Republic and are favorable to progress and good policy for business. All these libtards want to do is confiscate private property for the "people". Tom Corbett doesn't tax gas companies and Pennsylvania is making more money than any state with natural gas. Business loves Republicans.

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Capricorn1

Mar-27-14 3:56 PM

Corporate America has power and it has nothing to do with government. -Chuck

State and local governments provide $40–50 billion annually in economic development incentives, better known as corporate welfare. Eliminate the tax breaks and subsidies and Corporations would have no influence. The government holds the power to end it, so why haven't they?

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Livinlife

Mar-27-14 3:50 PM

The problem is not the "liberals" or the "teabaggers". Forget politicians, they can pass all the pro/anti business legislation that we want. Businesses adapt. Corporations are governed by the dollar. People used to boycott places that violated the social norm. Years ago, no one would stand for Wal-mart making billions of dollars each year and paying employees below poverty levels. If you want American-made products, buy only them. The internet has made it easier to do so. Society used to reach a common ground and protested morally corrupt firms. It may have hurt the consumer, but their cause was more important. Even today all businesses respond to consumer. So remember the next time you do not like how a corporation behaves; hit them where it hurts. Each of you are responsible for the state of business today. Politicians are all too deadlocked because of their extremism.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-27-14 1:35 PM

Mr. Reeder:

so, the corporations that support President Obama are also evil, right?

Do you propose to eliminate corporations in favor of what? Should they all be nationalized when they reach a certain size?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-27-14 1:30 PM

Spike, you are right.

But Mr. Faust does demonstrate a mindset shared by many liberals.

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underwood

Mar-27-14 12:46 PM

I guess we’re just supposed to accept that all corporations are evil.

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nobud74

Mar-27-14 12:16 PM

Great comment Phil.

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nobud74

Mar-27-14 12:14 PM

Mr. Faust, the state selling liquor and then enforcing the laws is like Williamsport selling dope then having the police enforce the laws.

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enigma

Mar-27-14 11:55 AM

You're absolutely right Phil, but you can't get through to liberals, they have drunk the Kool-Aid and that's that. Big government is good, big business is bad, and big business controls big government. How does that work? How can big government be good if it is controlled by big business which is bad? But there I go, trying to get sense where no sense exists.

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underwood

Mar-27-14 11:20 AM

I’ve yet to hear any fan of big government explain just how corporate America would have all of that power without government to give it to them in return for favors. Without government help, corporations could only enrich themselves by being competitive in offering goods and services people are willing to pay for.

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CMReeder

Mar-27-14 11:07 AM

Corporate America has power and it has nothing to do with government.

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CMReeder

Mar-27-14 11:05 AM

"That's all that chuckles does these days is make blanket statements about "the right"!"

As you make blanket statements about liberals and me. LOL

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CMReeder

Mar-27-14 11:04 AM

"Corporate America would have no power if they couldn’t influence government with favors and bribes in return for favorable laws and regulations."

Pure bs from you Phil. You weaken government corporate America would have complete control not individuals.

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GoBB62

Mar-27-14 11:00 AM

"The right thinks they can be free of big government. They think they will be doing for themselves."

The right, the right, the right!!

That's all that chuckles does these days is make blanket statements about "the right"!

If this was the NFL draft, he'd be the last pick.

AKA Mr. Irrelevant

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underwood

Mar-27-14 10:59 AM

Corporate America would have no power if they couldn’t influence government with favors and bribes in return for favorable laws and regulations. The left rants about corporate America, which is only one side of the equation.

Privately and owned operated liquor stores would still contribute to government in the form of taxes.

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CMReeder

Mar-27-14 10:17 AM

"Who are they then? The govt destroys the jobs with crappy policy,not corporations.President Obama had no problem propping the Corporations up did he? Idiots like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi support the crappy policy and Liberals vote them in again and again. Sickening."

Who is the who in the first question? What policies are you referring to? Of course if all fails do mindless character assassinations of members of Congress and the President.

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CMReeder

Mar-27-14 10:13 AM

"you didn't build that" I understand Mr Reeder. Very sad." - Leaningright

You don't understand and that is sad.

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