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Comment: Re:Get rid of income Tax (Score 2) 382

by doconnor (#46759639) Attached to: Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

"If you take productive money and piss it away on boondoggle projects instead of useful purposes then it's a complete loss for the economy."

What about the most massive boondoggle project in history: World War II?

Massive increase in government spending, massing increase in government debt and massive increase in taxes all to build highly specialized equipment, ship it over seas and where it gets blown up.

The result: decades of economic growth and prosperity ending only with the rise of neo-Liberalism.

Comment: Re:Wrong party (Score 1) 688

by doconnor (#44821949) Attached to: How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas


If you look into what caused the banking crisis of 1998, the gentle dance between companies and insurers turned into a disastrous death spiral of greed and stupidity. The Libertarian solution of letting the banks fail would have caused a depression, the mother all externalities.

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