Friday, March 11, 2005
Report: Industry Group Wants Government Money

Group: U.S. losing competitive edge:
    Leaders of high-tech companies said the United States risks losing its competitive edge without significant new investments in education, research and development and the spread of broadband technology.
Whose investment?
    They also called on Congress to increase basic research funding and make permanent a research and development tax credit; promote broadband development, in part by minimizing regulations; enact a U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement; promote cyber-security initiatives; and continue to take steps to reduce frivolous lawsuits. [Emphasis mine, and probably theirs.]
You know, I cannot think of any personal problem I have that couldn't be helped with buckets of free taxpayer money. Except for perhaps this distaste I have for spending tax money to benefit businesses.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."