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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Everything for the State, Nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.

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. 

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.

1 comment:

thisishabitforming said...

Not sure what that 40% cut in education would cover. Is it the school breakfast, lunch, and dinner programs so parents don't have to feed their kids at home? Is it the government grant that would mandate that a school in Texas teach Arabic?

If schools got back down to basics and cut the frills, maybe kids would actually graduate being able to read, write, and do math.