“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
It's not how many did, but could they? I a government agency has invented electricity, the airplane or the automobile I'm sure they would be held up as examples today alsoAnd how many of them did it from scratch relying upon nothing from previous programs?
The point is, even if there was, they wouldn't have been able to. There was quite a squabble over AC or DC power. Much was invested in both. For the DC arguement it was wasted.Care to tell me what firm in the 50s had a couple billions dollars in 1950s money to spend on something that could not commercialize for possibly decades?
I can use the very same arguement...... Would we have went to the moon without the Wright Brothers? Would we have won WWII without Ford and GM?