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    Re: Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Whipsnade View Post
    Amazingly government funding didn’t retard progress when it actually accounted for roughly three-quarters of computer development. Go figure.In the sixties more than one third of the R&D at IBM was propped up by the Gov,s tit. We wouldn't be discussing Gov. Subsidies today if it weren't for Gov. Subsidies going to Big Blue(IBM).

    Indeed, you can give Big Blue and Bell labs/and the Gov. tit a well done on the development of the transistor; forerunner to the microscopic chips we see today.

    Not a whole lot of R&D needed to drill a hole in the ground to see if there is any oil down there though.

    You’re right on these points though “capital tax breaks that almost every company gets to deduct. “And “. Allowing for current tech, they know what a given well will yield and shouldn't be paid for not drilling on leased land. “
    Of course, you neglect to point up it was military spending--which you support cutting. Irony, indeed.

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    Re: Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    And everyone knows the govt should only subsidize businesses that don't need subsidies because they're already profitable
    Lets ask Stephen Chu in Energy how thats model is working out?

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    Re: Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Lets ask Stephen Chu in Energy how thats model is working out?
    It's working great!!

    That's why other nations are also pouring money into developing the technology
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It's working great!!

    That's why other nations are also pouring money into developing the technology
    Except Spain, where it has already failed.

    There is a reason why Chu is on the verge of resignation. The green energy spur has been a failure. R&D to get marketable products that are profitable is far less expensive than propping up products that are not marketable. Its also worth noting that the oil industry, on the whole, pays in far more in taxes than it gets in subsidies.

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