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    Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    President Obama, in his State of the Union address Tuesday, will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research to help boost job creation and remain competitive with other powerful nations, Fox News has confirmed.
    Obama is also expected to call for some budget cuts although nothing close to the amount Republicans are demanding.
    White House aides told Fox News the best preview of Obama's remarks can be found in a Dec. 6 speech he made in North Carolina where he said this is the nation's Sputnik moment. He called for more spending on American innovation and American products with the same enthusiasm that the country had right after the Russians beat the U.S. into space.
    "We need to do what America has always been known for: building, innovating, educating, making things," he said in last month's speech. "We don't want to be a nation that simply buys and consumers products from other countries. We want to create and sell products all over the world that are stamped with three simple words: 'Made In America.' That's our goal."


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    I guess he hasn't gotten the memo people are sick of the spending.
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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    Infrastructure, research and education are investments. We are able to sustain our current lifestyle because people who came before us spent resources in those areas we use today. That said, we are running a hideous deficit as is. Ideally, we would cut the huge amount of bloat that we feed off today in return for putting money into the future. Realistically, we can choose between raising the deficit or sacrificing the long term. Politics is a devil's bargain.

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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Infrastructure, research and education are investments. We are able to sustain our current lifestyle because people who came before us spent resources in those areas we use today. That said, we are running a hideous deficit as is. Ideally, we would cut the huge amount of bloat that we feed off today in return for putting money into the future. Realistically, we can choose between raising the deficit or sacrificing the long term. Politics is a devil's bargain.
    I hate breaking this to you. But most research done to help us. Was money spent by corporations on research.

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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    "We need to do what America has always been known for: building, innovating, educating, making things," he said in last month's speech. "We don't want to be a nation that simply buys and consumers products from other countries. We want to create and sell products all over the world that are stamped with three simple words: 'Made In America.' That's our goal."
    He's right. What he doesn't get is that Corporate America is the only engine that's going to make that happen. Do it with regulation/de-regulation/concession/the tax code -- not with taxpayer money. Oh, hell.
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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Infrastructure, research and education are investments. We are able to sustain our current lifestyle because people who came before us spent resources in those areas we use today. That said, we are running a hideous deficit as is. Ideally, we would cut the huge amount of bloat that we feed off today in return for putting money into the future. Realistically, we can choose between raising the deficit or sacrificing the long term. Politics is a devil's bargain.
    And I forgot to add. It was mainly due to the government giving tax breaks for research done in certain areas. Now if the government did less but more while having less. It would be a great government. But as of the moment, the government is too big and too entrenched in everything. For almost every single issue or statement people look at the President for the answer. Its like he or she is some sort of messiah; for a bunch of people going through a hard time. He is not going to fix your near emtpy bank account or anything like that. But don't let the truth get you down. Politicians love it when people come to them for answers....

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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    Won't any of this spending he want's have to get passed by the House?
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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    I hate breaking this to you. But most research done to help us. Was money spent by corporations on research.
    I think it is more complicated than you say. Wikipedia matches my understanding when it states,

    “… [W]ith some exceptions (e.g. biotechnology) government provides the bulk of the funds for basic scientific research. In commercial research and development, all but the most research-oriented corporations focus more heavily on near-term commercialisation possibilities rather than "blue-sky" ideas or technologies (such as nuclear fusion).” — Wikipedia, Funding of science

    Basic research is an essential first step in the process of extending our understanding and creating the opportunities that corporations can then develop into new products and services.

    But, to the thread topic in general, the American witticism, “The President proposes, Congress disposes” applies and was acknowledged by the President when he reminded us:

    “… [T]here should not be any inherent ideological differences that prevent Democrats and Republicans from making our economy more competitive with the rest of the world. If we’re willing to put aside short-term politics, if our objective is not simply winning elections but winning the future … then we should be able to get our act together here, because we are all Americans and we are in this race together.” — President Barack Obama, Remarks by the President on the Economy, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, December 06, 2010
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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    And this thread should be merged into this one.
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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    I hate breaking this to you. But most research done to help us. Was money spent by corporations on research.
    Wrong. Basic research is primarily done by governments. The high risk and long delay before potential profit makes private companies generally unwilling to risk the money. Corporations primarily take government basic funded research and develop it into usable products. The internet is a prime example. DARPA developed the initial technology needed for the basic system which was then used to create the series of private websites that define the internet today. Very few private investors would have continued to fund a project that took 20 years to produce results.

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    Re: Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

    Are people really that unaware that our basic infrastructure is ancient and decaying, and that there isn't some friendly private entity that is going to replace your main water lines so you can continue to take showers in the morning?
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