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Do you think the GOP is the party of big business?

L.A. Times 2013/02/22 15:00:00
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Republicans make the claim that their party represents the concerns of average, hard-working, family-centered Americans. It is a curious claim, given that their party unfailingly opposes any measure that gives those average Americans a break.

Average Americans struggle to pay for their kids' college tuitions. Their incomes have stagnated. They have lost jobs. They have been screwed over by mortgage companies and banks. They have seen their 401(k) retirement savings decimated and pensions disappear.

Yet, the Republicans who claim to be their champions consistently side with the big banks and financial industry players who gambled with home mortgages, ransacked pension systems and nearly brought the economy to collapse. They side with unscrupulous business interests instead of powerless consumers. They limit financial aid to students and cut funding for higher education.

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  • kir 2013/02/22 21:48:41
    Yes
    kir
    +41
    However the poll isn't asked correctly. Republicans and Democrats alike are the party of big business. Both are corrupt elites working to ensure the destruction of the middle class and control through mega corporations.

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  • Icono1 2013/03/02 20:09:46
    No
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  • joshua.sager.9 2013/02/28 06:33:28
    Yes
    joshua.sager.9
    To be more accurate, the GOP is closer to an extension of the lobbying arm of corporate America then a legitimate political party. Currently, the GOP has no policy platform other then tax cuts for the rich/corporations, obstruction, and distracting people with social issues.
  • Hypothe... joshua.... 2013/02/28 16:13:51
    HypothesizeIt
    Romney didn't run on tax cuts for the rich. He did want to cut taxes on corporations to spur the economy. And if you knew anything about that, you'd think it was a good idea.
    And it's the Democrats who distract with social issues. This fabricated "War on Women" is a good example as it effectively distracted from Obama's unprecedented attack on our religious liberties.
  • joshua.... Hypothe... 2013/02/28 17:17:44
    joshua.sager.9
    First of all, nobody with a knowledge of economics believes that more tax cuts on corporations is a good idea right now and I have no doubt that you have simply been snowed by the right wing noise machine. I actually went to college and learned about these things: In a demand-sided economic recession, no incentives for production on the supply-side will have any effect other then to allow corporations to claim large profits for the top without actually needing to employ and produce anything.

    Secondly, the war on women is real: it may not be officially declared, but what do you call the attacks on equal pay, women's healthcare access, and domestic violence protections if not the war on women? The GOP is even holding up the Violence against Women Act in the legislature because they can't get the Tea Partiers to sign onto a bill that helps native American women avoid abuse.

    Thirdly, the first amendment isn't under attack, as it gives no right to impose your religion on others. If you don't want to use birth control, you don't need to use it, but you company may be required to supply it to employees (just as how Christian Scientists cannot ban their employees from all medical insurance, despite their rejection of medicine).
  • Hypothe... joshua.... 2013/02/28 20:21:51 (edited)
    HypothesizeIt
    +1
    Tax Cuts:
    Wrong. Major corporations move abroad to avoid taxes. Want more jobs? Bring manufacturing back to the U.S.A.
    http://tinyurl.com/CorpTaxMat...

    What "attacks on equal pay?"
    What attack on "women's healthcare access?" Seriously. There has been absolutely no move by the GOP to block women's access to healthcare. Only the one's fabricated by the Liberal media.
    Native American? The Tea Party (and other logical people) thought Native American courts should NOT have jurisdiction over non-Native Americans. That's all that was about. NOT WOMEN!

    First Amendment.
    What is happening is this. Obamacare, by law, requires distribution of abortofacients. This is against the Catholic Religion. Essentially this means, if you are Catholic, you cannot in good conscience run a business in the U.S.A. That's a fact. This is NOT imposing religion on others. This is the government forcing its people to go against their religion.
  • Jerry 2013/02/28 05:59:33
    No
    Jerry
    ........... " the blame should be on Both Parties " ..........
  • Karen Hill 2013/02/27 18:14:42
    No
    Karen Hill
    So, Democrats represent "middle America" as a bunch of freeloaders waiting for handouts, welfare, ObamaPhones and Obamacare. Free, free, free. Who the hell do you think pays for all this stuff. EVER GET A JOB FROM A POOR PERSON? Libtards.
  • Theresa 2013/02/27 17:49:35
    No
    Theresa
    +3
    It is funny how people have had their perception of the GOP donors shaped by the largest of all the contributors to the Democrat Party. This is a very false perception. The largest 500 companies in the world 78% give to the Democrat party. So what does that tell you? That the Democrats are beholden to Big Business! Quite a shocker huh? But yet that old perspective of the Democrats being for the little guy has always been false!
  • ART 2013/02/27 16:57:04 (edited)
    No
    ART
    +1
    THE DEMOCRATS GETS BIG BUCKS FROM BUSINESS
  • Odinsown 2013/02/27 15:31:59
    Yes
    Odinsown
    +1
    And so are the democrats, go ahead look and see who have money to the Obama campaign, that is who runs the political sphere in this country.
  • Moodybloo70 2013/02/27 07:28:24
    No
    Moodybloo70
    +1
    Democrat's are....they just lie about it !!!
  • NYCbrit 2013/02/27 01:11:12
    No
    NYCbrit
    No more than the Dem. party. Let's face it, big business has influence all over the place in Washington. It's naive to think otherwise.
  • Old Hippie Dude 2013/02/27 00:13:11
    Yes
    Old Hippie Dude
    Politicians, Dem and Repub alike, are simply figureheads, 'representing' corporations, not "the people." Obama isn't allowed to 'preside,' he is a puppet, as was Bush, and Clinton, on and on, backward to just before the "civil" war. Simple.

    Peace,
  • Sionann 2013/02/26 23:16:56
    No
    Sionann
    "A Southern white guy that lives on a golf course"....lol, that's entertaining! I thought the South was nothing but inbred, ignorant rednecks all living in trailers, and yet for this story they are all living it up on the golf course. Sorry, but as I recall, that's President Obama. You can't have it both ways. Both parties are the party of big business.
  • whateverbabynevermind 2013/02/26 22:08:12
    Yes
    whateverbabynevermind
    +1
    But so is the democratic party. If the supporters of the two parties weren't so hateful towards each other the gap between them could be nullified and they might actually begin to care about the people again.
  • GREENMAN 2013/02/26 20:10:28
    No
    GREENMAN
    There are many Democrats investing in big businesses. They are laughing at the silly stand of the intellectually challanged among their ranks.
  • Ashley 2013/02/26 18:24:09
    No
    Ashley
    +1
    Big business is represented by both parties.
  • robert.goldsmith.14 2013/02/26 16:08:42
  • KEYPINITREEL 2013/02/26 14:03:44
    Yes
    KEYPINITREEL
    To be painfully honest...The GOP AND the Democrats are parties of big businesses, its just which businesses they are beholden to.... that's the question.
  • MR.Marine Dude 2013/02/26 11:19:12
    Yes
    MR.Marine Dude
    +1
    they work for big business. and they suck at that too http://rlv.zcache.com/republi...
  • MR.Mari... MR.Mari... 2013/02/26 11:21:50
  • Playerazzi 2013/02/26 08:12:15
    Yes
    Playerazzi
    .... and there's nothing wrong with that.

    Microsoft, Google, Apple and more are all big businesses.

    Not as big as Uncle Sam of course, but they're big. Nothing wrong with being pro-big business.

    More propaganda from the L.A.Slimes.
  • juneathomas 2013/02/26 07:27:00
  • Kookiel... juneath... 2013/02/26 22:16:19
  • juneath... Kookiel... 2013/02/27 05:17:39
  • PM juneath... 2013/02/27 14:14:00
    PM
    Untrue. Welfare is highly distributed amongst Red States and in rural America as well. There are no shortage of Republicans on welfare.
  • juneath... PM 2013/02/28 05:30:19
  • PM juneath... 2013/03/04 14:59:48
    PM
    Where do you get that statistic?
  • juneath... PM 2013/03/05 18:26:55
  • PM juneath... 2013/03/08 15:17:41
    PM
    Bureau of Labor Statistics (statistics are a little old, but the trend probably hasn't changed much). As a percentage of children on AFDC (welfare), 12 out of the top 20 states were conservative states.

    DC (Blue)
    California (Blue)
    New York (Blue)
    Rhode Island (Blue)
    West Virginia (Red)
    Hawaii (Blue)
    Illinois (Blue)
    Michigan (Red)
    Tennessee (Red)
    Connecticut (Blue)
    Ohio (Red)
    Louisiana (Red)
    New Mexico (Red)
    Georgia (Red)
    Mississippi (Red)
    Pennsylvania (Red)
    Alaska (Red)
    Kentucky (Red)
    Washington (Blue)

    Now where'd you get your statistics?
  • juneath... PM 2013/03/08 18:53:35
  • PM juneath... 2013/03/11 14:16:43 (edited)
    PM
    This sounds like and article you copied in, but it got cut off towards the end. Please post the link otherwise its plagerism.
  • bpf 2013/02/26 05:23:16
    No
    bpf
    +1
    They are the party for freedom to make something out of your self by working hard and getting ahead, not the party of give me a handout and it's everyone else that made me fail!! People in this country to getting lazy, don't want to work for their success, lazy sloths who don't take the opportunity of the colleges ( our Fathers & Mothers worked and went to school) this generation is too complacent you give me what I didn't work for.
  • Kookiel... bpf 2013/02/26 22:17:05
  • Old Hip... Kookiel... 2013/02/27 00:19:05
    Old Hippie Dude
    I hope you learn the word, 'nowadays' in college.

    Peace, OHD
  • DavidK 2013/02/26 04:25:21
    Yes
    DavidK
    +2
    Its big business that keeps Americans employed...................
  • Elementer DavidK 2013/02/26 04:45:29
    Elementer
    +1
    ....and underpaid.
  • DavidK Elementer 2013/02/26 04:48:03
    DavidK
    +2
    beats welfare unless your too lazy to work for a living.
  • Elementer DavidK 2013/02/26 05:18:26
    Elementer
    +2
    I love hard work as much as the next guy, but I'm just saying these hardworking Americans should see rewards. A CEO can go without a private jet to increase the well-being of his employees.
  • Playerazzi Elementer 2013/02/26 08:14:29
    Playerazzi
    +2
    It would be a drop in the bucket. The fact that that CEO is skilled enough to keep the company together means he deserves his jet.
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