That may be what each are attempting to do, but that's not the desired effect. Let's face it, the US is far from the ideal place for a corporation to setup shop. Especially for intangible products and intangible service based ones. How is making the corporations pay more taxes going to help the employee? It won't. They'll close some locations down, pay new employees less, and maybe even eventually up and move. Great, just lost large amounts of local, state, and federal taxes. Not to mention the economic trickle down effect in it's old location.
What they should do, is make it easier and cheaper for a corporation to move here, attract foreign corporations to come here, and encourage new local corporations/businesses. Improve the quality of the local workforce (that implies education reform). Instead of grasping for more money to waste, spend what they have wisely and try to bring more money here, not to generate more money from the same people.
I don't think you are talking about the same thing as the poster. Syntax for a seasoned programmer is rarely an issue, its overall logic flow and efficiency that we care about. While we may not succeed all the time, we tend to aim for the elegant solution that covers all our needs and has room to grow or be adapted to other projects. It's not the individual parts, its how we put them together that we spend time on.
A simple example: A bubble sort 'works', it's not the best solution but it's easy to implement and sometimes even programmers who know better inadvertently start coding something that turns into a one. However, with some thought I can determine a merge sort is better, and that I should writ it generically so I can add it to my library of handy functions.
Usually you waste less time if you stop to think first instead of plugging through code only to rewrite it constantly through out the coding session. It really still depends on the person.
Sorry to be that guy that kills it for you, but that was the point. They wanted a reboot within the Trek continuity, they figured out a way to do it. They negated all existing Star Trek continuity after the arrival of Nero; with one relatively small action the time line was irrevocably changed. (More so later in the movie.)
That whole policing time concept always struck me as pretty funny, the only time it's needed is if the time line is malleable. And if it is, you could pretty easily alter it in significant ways that could never be fixed by an observer unless they were somehow outside of the time line but could look inward. How would you know something was actually changed? From the future point of view that is "history".
And this is why time travel is considered a horrible plot device by anyone significantly nerdy.
Actually according to "that story" they are. The characters specifically mention the odds of two identical/genetically compatible races evolving on separate planets.
Believe it or not Roman Catholics actually support evolution (along with several other denominations). While they may still believe other less scientific ideas; at least they acknowledge ideas outside of their faith. You could argue that they essentially are no different from any other philosophical group, they just have a slightly different claim on why they are right. Stop focusing on the outlaying nut jobs; the same could be done for whatever groups you identify with.
If you want to slam different ideals that's fine, but aim your arguments correctly and don't exclude/include groups indiscriminately.
"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)