Eric Cantor tweets: we celebrate those who built a business

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  1. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Eric Cantor GOP House Leader tweets:

    So wait... Eric Cantor doesn't celebrate the middle class and the rest of use who earn a check for a living? He only celebrates people who start their own business?

    This is what is wrong with the GOP! No respect for the everyday American worker.
     
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    Is the GOP even trying to win this election?

    If they are, they need some smarter advisers. ASAP.
     
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    I earn a check for a living now. Much easier than worrying about others being able to take home a check. Both should be celebrated, but business creation is what allows there to be jobs.
     
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    I doubt they celebrate or care for small business. The GOP has always sided with the larger businesses that put brick and mortars out of business. To bad small business owners will fall for the propaganda.
     
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    A business is nowhere without the employees it has. Seems the GOP has forgotten this concept.
     
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    You gonna get the executive vice-president to maintain those ?
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    http://youtu.be/2YwwbakR4sA. :p

    Just messing around, but that is some scary stuff.
     
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    Are you for real?
     
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    Just because he doesn't mention the everyday worker doesn't mean he doesn't celebrate them.

    What's alarming is that they're still milking out this fake theme.
     
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    You guys do realize he tweeted this on Labor Day right ?

    "Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers."
     
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    I see your point. Forgot today was Labor Day.

    Yes, it shows ignorance on his part...but what do you expect from a politician, especially a Republican one? ;)
     
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    My guess is Cantor being a good republican doesn't want to acknowledge unions.

    "In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York.[1] Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882,[2] after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto, Canada.[3]
    Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.[2] Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[4] The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers' Day.[5] All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday."
     
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    Is this the GM factory? ;)
     
  15. vega07, Sep 3, 2012
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    So you're saying Cantor has employees who come up with these tweets?

    The US has some of the stupidest politicians on Earth. I'm pretty sure this came out of his mouth directly.

    ETA: Meanwhile, PRESIDENT OBAMA HOLDS LABOR DAY RALLY.
     
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    This is taking that stupid "We built it" theme to an extreme. It's a slap in the face of workers, on this of all days.

    Scumbag....
     
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    Unfortunately, there is a whole bulk of voters out there believing every word they say. And when you paint big fat devil's horns on Obama you can pretty much reel them in with every nonsense.
     
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    I just have to laugh, you guys hate about every single think GOP. I'm no GOP fan, but I'm not hating everything either.
    If Cantor had sent a tweet celebrating Dogs, you guys would have jumped him for not liking Cats.
    I stop into read this "hate" blog called a forum from time to time. I lifts me up knowing how great I have it not having to be filled with vile negativity like so many here. I think Romney will win, and win fairly big, and all the spin on how the GOP hates women, cats, old people, and wants dirty air and water will only help get him elected. So please don't stop, and please go out on a street corner and protest all things GOP so we can double ensure Romney gets elected.
     
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    Oh look boys and girls, it's one of my favorite hit-and-run posters, stubeef.
     
  20. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I love how stubeeef contradicts himself. Sure you're not a fan of the GOP. You just want Mitt Romney to win.
     
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    This whole 'built that' thing has been blown way out of context and proportion. Politicians really are slime. And the electorate is no better for sucking it all up.

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    Should have seen thewitt's hit and run in tech section earlier. 'iPhones to scan goods in Walmart are socialism - say no to it'.

    Think we're at the stage now where everything is socialism for some posters, even capitalism is now socialism :D
     
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    I take this to mean that you were born after 1981/don't remember the old pre-Reagan GOP, which was, after all, the favorite of small businessmen in my grandparents generation. They had some funny ideas back then, such as (roughly) balanced budgets.

    I grant you that a lot of small business owners will vote for the GOP, because their grandparents and great-grandparents did, despite the fact that today's GOP cares only for big business and big money.
     
  23. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    People that start and grow businesses aren't workers?
     
  24. Peace, Sep 3, 2012
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    In the context of this holiday ? No. Try reading the link to wiki about the history of labor day.

    It's about the struggle of the little guy not the successful person that does fine but the worker that struggles every day to just exist.
     
  25. vega07, Sep 3, 2012
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    No one is saying that. Honestly, given the context of today's holiday, shouldn't even the most right-leaning see that there's something wrong with Cantor's tweet? Doesn't it show in the slightest that he's a bit out of touch?
     

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