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WING MEDIA, TERRORIZES IT'S VEIWERS WITH THE THOUGHT OF "SOCIALISM," KEEP IN MIND THIS IS DONE TO DISTRACT YOU.
THIS DISTRACTION IS SO THAT YOU WILL NOT SEE THE GREATER EVIL OF "CORPORATISM!" WE WILL NEVER HAVE SOCIALISM
OR CAPITALISM DUE TO LOBBYING BY THE CRIMINAL ELITE OLIGARCHY (C.E.O.) WE HAVE, AND CAN ONLY
HAVE, SOCIALIZED LOSSES, AND PRIVITIZED GAINS, WHICH IS CORPORATISM! THIS OF COURSE IS A DICTATORSHIP,
RUN BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WHICH RUNS THE GOVERNMENT. GET IT?! NO ONE WORKING FOR
THE GOVERNMENT MAKES $500,000,000.00 DOLLARS IN A YEAR!
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1. Exxon Mobil made billions in profits,
and yet paid not one dime in federal income taxes in 2009.2
2. The 2005 energy bill had a little known
provision, commonly called the Halliburton Loophole, which exempted natural gas drilling from the
Clean Water Act. The result? Water so contaminated that you can light it on fire.3
3. Massey Energy was cited more than 2400 times for safety
violations in its mines, but chose not to fix potentially lethal problems because low penalties meant it was cheaper to simply
keep paying the fines. This spring, 29 miners were killed in an underground explosion at a Massey mine in West Virginia.4
4. Michael Taylor was the FDA official who approved the use
of Monsanto's Bovine Growth Hormone in dairy cows (even though it's banned in most countries and linked
to cancer). After approving it, he left the FDA—to work for Monsanto. Until last year, when he moved back to the government—as
President Obama's "Food Safety Czar." No joke.5
5. Internal Toyota documents outline how the company was successful in limiting
regulators actions in the recalls last year—saving hundreds of millions while the death toll continued to climb.6
6. GE and its lobbyists—including
33 former government employees—have successfully lobbied Congress to override Defense Department requests to cancel
a GE contract to work on a new engine for the Joint Strike Fighter jet. GE will need $2.9 billion to finish the project.7
7. Top executives at 9 big banks including Citibank,
Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley paid themselves over $20 billion in bonuses just weeks after
taxpayers bailed them out to the tune of 700 billion dollars.8
8. During the waning days of the Bush administration, officials responded to a long-term lobbying campaign
by pre-empting product liability lawsuits for dozens of entire industries. They bypassed Congress entirely and rewrote
rules ranging from seatbelt manufacturing regulations to prescription drug safety.9
9. Sunscreen manufacturers
including Johnson & Johnson and Schering-Plough, in
the interest of profits, are opposing an FDA proposal requiring full reporting on sunscreen labels. The New
York Times just confirmed that current SPF ratings don't even measure sun rays that cause cancer.10
10. BP—a company with
a record of 760 drilling safety and environmental violations—was granted safety waivers in order to operate the
deepwater drilling rig that ultimately created the worst environmental disaster in US history.11
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1. "BP's latest plan succeeding, but may make spill worse,"
Newsweek, June 2, 2010.
2. "GE, Exxon Paid No U.S. Income Taxes in 2009," ABC News, April 6, 2010
3. "Why is Dick Cheney Silent on the Oil Spill?" Newsweek, June 10, 2010
4. "Other Massey Mines Showed A Pattern Of Violations," NPR, April 13, 2010
5. "Monsanto's man Taylor returns to FDA in food-czar role," Grist, July 8, 2009
6. "Toyota tried to cut costs on recalls," Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2010
7. "GE vice chairman openly challenges Gates over F-35 fighter jet engine,"
The Hill, June 17, 2010
8. "Bankers Reaped Lavish Bonuses During Bailouts," The New York Times, July 30,
9. "Bush Rule Changes Curtail Rights of States, Consumers," Wall Street Journal,
October 15, 2008
10. "UVA Reform: It's Not PDQ," The New York Times, June 23, 2010
11. "BP's latest plan succeeding, but may make spill worse," Newsweek, June 2, 2010.
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