The NY Times and the rest of the Democrat party agree, in the words of Benito Mussolini that if it's not a government program, it does not exist.
In the words of Matt Welch: NYT Outsources Editorial Space to Democratic Party
Here's how the combined NY Times/Democrat editorial reads:
“Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle supports a plan in Congress that would cut education by 40 percent,” said one of the ads, directed against a newly elected Republican from upstate New York. “And her plan would cut science and technology research by 40 percent, too. Research and development is how we get the new products that create new jobs.
In the statist imagination of Democrats in and out of the media GE, DuPont, IBM, Intel, Apple, Cypress, Dow, Microsoft, Ford, GM, 3M, Boeing, Caterpillar, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, AT&T, Verizon, ExxonMobil, Samsung, Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Motorola, Oracle, Google, etc ...... Do. Not. Exist. Their research does not count. They are not the origin of the marvelous new devices, drugs and appliances that grace our lives.
Read the editorial again: "Science and technology research" would go down by 40% if the Federal government decides to reduce spending. "Education" would go down by 40% if the Feds cut spending.
I guess all those billions of dollars spent by the technology giants in the private sector really are chopped liver.