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Comment: No, the program didn't fail (Score 4, Insightful) 238

"Last year, the New York state government launched Start-Up NY, a program designed to boost employment by creating tax-free zones for technology and manufacturing firms that partner with academic institutions."

See, this is what you are supposed to think, but here is how the truth of the matter reads:

"Last year, the New York state government launched Start-Up NY, a program that allows state politicians to give tax money to their buddies while having the appearance that they care about jobs and the general public."

Comment: Do they not grasp the concept here? (Score 3, Insightful) 153

I wonder how these people would react if they were told A: their cars needed to have a GPS connection to be allowed to drive, and then B: a few years after owning their cars, the GPS system they used was taken offline and they were told they were SOL and had to buy a new car.

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.