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 Try this ... Greenspan Calls for Repeal of All the Bush Tax Cutshttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/business/economy/07greenspan.html A choice quote..."While Mr. Greenspan did not endorse a specific approach, his broad support for the tax cuts nearly a decade ago was pivotal in securing one of the Bush administration’s top domestic policy goals and in providing political cover for members of Congress.Now, in response to accusations of political expediency, Mr. Greenspan...
No-one likes paying taxes but people are prepared to do so when they believe that they receive value for them. So I'm in support of an increase in gas (petrol) tax in the U.S. if we get better roads and improved/repaired bridges. Do you think that you get good value for all your money being set aside for the Trident replacement? I suspect not. Nor do I think that the U.S. needs the number of aircraft carriers it has, or the number of F-35s that are planned. My money is...
A good point. Back in the early 90's Apple was full of it (in both senses). There was just no way any regional person could deny the advantages of AppleTalk (EtherTalk) and stick with lame, stupid TCP/IP. It just wasn't thinkable. Yeah. Right. But much has changed since then. And I think that Apple's in-house university (the one created by Steve in the years leading up to his death) is a big reason that we're not likely to see this hubris return. Not impossible but I think...
Maybe for graphics. But crypto would be a big reason.
True. But if you look at history you'll see lots of posters in the 1940's for "War Bonds". Back then, people knew that there was a war on and that they were paying for it. With money and with their lives, or those of their sons. Now it's "war on the cheap". The funding goes off-budget but is added to the debt and there is no widespread manpower (womanpower) contribution to the military. A recent study showed that a majority of people in the U.S. do not personally know...
Our government is nowhere near broke. In case you hadn't noticed, the deficit is waaaayyy down from where it was just after the collapse. It's true that there is still a deficit (last surplus we had was under Clinton) but it's manageable. The biggest unfunded liabilities we have are the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those have sucked funds out of everything else we should be doing, such as roads and bridges. 
Most are already paying income tax. In fact, probably paying more than they need to. That's because they have tax withheld but usually don't file a return and get a refund. 
Who are you kidding ?? Do you think that Apple gets a big pile or Euros and stuffs them under a mattress? Big mattress, I'll admit. No - that money is invested. Apple doesn't tell us where or how, but it certainly is working. For Apple shareholders.
No groaning at all. We understand it all too well. And we understand that it does not work. The (recent) start of trickle-down was in the early 80's, and the difference in economic performance between the 1% and the 99% since then is inescapable.  The "moving our country forward" is clearly optional. Have you been totally blind to the jobs that have been offshore during the past twenty years??  That "the Government does not function as well as a business" is a common chant...
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