Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 00:34:52 GMT
From: - Bob - <>
Subject: Re: Million Mile Saab 900 SPG

On 22 Dec 2006 01:45:27 GMT, Dave Hinz <> wrote: >The take-away here, Bob, is that the Democrats had the _same_ bad >intelligence that the Republicans had. And now that they don't like how >things are going, they're looking skyward, whistling, and pretending >they had nothing to do with it. That disgusts me. This has nothing to do with the Democrats or the Republicans. The one and only person responsible for the decision to go to war was George Bush (Bush II; Bush I had intelligence and integrity. Too bad the lush didn't inherit either quality). You know what disgusts ms? When the President's right hand man leaks the name of a covert CIA agent as political revenge and the President takes no action. Leaking the name of a covert agent has been a treasonable offense punishable by death since the Revolutionary War. Bush II looks the other way. Now that's disgusting. >OK whatever. Thing is, that $300b doesn't just evaporate, it employs >people in high tech businesses and industries. Who then go on to spend >it on other goods and services. The money doesn't just evaporate just >because you spend it, you see, it _circulates_. So we should all pay taxes to make sure some selected CEO's get rich and some other people get jobs? I can't believe you'd buy into the age old "start a war, make my buddies rich, boost the economy" strategy. Sure, the war helped Bush II buy himself out of a recession but unfortunately he's setting up the next President to face the same problem his Father faced - huge, record setting deficits left by his predecessor that suck all the money out of the economy. Then, to cover the deficit payments, the next President has to raise taxes and sell even more of what we own to overseas interests. Way to go. >> Apparently the fact that private enterprise should be funded by >> private money escapes you. > >When the good of the nation is served by giving a startup money, hell >yes, fund them if it's a valid technology. We're a hell of a lot better >served by that money going into something that builds _OUR_ >infrastructure for long term independance. Regardless of who you decide >not to buy stock in. The "good of a nation" would be served by requiring partnerships with the taxpayers of this country whenever public money is handed out. You want money? OK, sign over half of the profits. Investors deserve a return proportional to the risk taken.

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