Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 04:00:02 GMT From: - Bob - <uctraingnospamanet.com> Subject: Re: Million Mile Saab 900 SPG
On 21 Dec 2006 00:22:09 GMT, Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospaml.com> wrote: > >There's nothing stopping _YOU_ from being one of the people profiting >from this, either through direct ownership or by owning stock in a >company doing it. My objection is to the government subsidizing anybody. You want to start a company? Pony up the money and do it. Can't make it happen? Then don't do it. I don't want to pay for someone else's business expenses with my taxes or through a deduction that has the same effect. >And, I'd rather give money to farmers in this >country, than people in other countries who don't like us. Well, I just don't want to give away the money. Giving it to farmers is slightly less revolting than giving it to Exxon. >Let them >drink their oil, far as I'm concerned. Sooner we get away from using >imported oil, the better. If that means tax breaks and outright >expenses to get there, well, how many days of Iraq war expenses would it >take to get us ready to be self-sufficient? Well, a bunch of neo-cons are making a ton of money off the war. Spending in that direction has made some connected companies $300b richer at taxpayer expense - now and for a long time to come. Don't expect that to change anytime soon. But, unless the gov't ends up owning a large share of the next energy development, they should not give any money, land, or deductions away. You want tax money? Good, pass a share of the company onto the US gov't so the taxpayers get some money back from their investment. My money should not be used to put profits in someone else's pockets.