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‘A rather dire picture’: Employment ‘Mecca’ unfulfilled, N.D. homelessness becoming a problem

February 9, 2013

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the United States and boasts a robust economy with jobs for anyone to take....

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Feb-10-13 8:52 AM

Anyone know how many federal tax breaks the oil companies receive in order to remain in business and profit in the billions of dollars?

Who are the moochers? The tax breaks the oil companies receive are a direct benefit for oil company executives and they are compensated a fair amount of money. Translation, the taxes you pay are compensating oil company executives, they mooch any way they possibly can.

So who is here mooching off the land and off of all of the infrastructure in place?

Seems as though the oil companies are mooching more than their fair share of what mooching gets done.

And they are in the state capitol wanting to mooch even more off of the state.

A Mecca for oil companies for sure. They're going to mooch as much as they possibly can and are doing it now.

Now you know who the real moochers are.

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Feb-09-13 5:38 PM

Takers can't be choosers.

A third of this magical money Mecca is federal tax write-offs, corporate hand-outs, farm "subsidies" and business "incentives" . . . otherwise known as WELFARE.

Yes, the Mecca of moochers!

Ironically, the Taj Mahal of takers, who even threaten to take America back, are the very 47 percent their leader -- Mitt Romney wryly noted -- have the temerity to imagine that THEY are the victims.

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Feb-09-13 1:37 PM

Why would anyone here "boast of a robust economy" -- when fully a third of N.D.'s budget is welfare from Federal tax dollars?

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Feb-09-13 11:35 AM

I can't believe all the "progressives" haven't taken in all the homeless since "progressives" are the ones who "care" But then they only "care" with someone else's money

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Feb-09-13 9:36 AM

"McLeod said. "You can just imagine it was you and all along you've been able to fend for yourself and then unforeseen circumstances plunge you into the depths of despair and into a homeless situation and now you actually have to bow down and go 'hey, I need help.' " This happens to people all day everyday from illness or accidents, there is no way to get away from somebody being down and out now and then. Just look at the bankruptcies that list huge hospital bills as the cause. Bad luck will always be here.

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