Cider good headache bad- according to the treasury department in 2002 the people in the top 50% by incomes paid 96% of all income taxes collected.
Meaning that the rich are supporting the poor. Redistribution is fair to who? The fact is the only way to become rich in america is to create value,
to create a company which employs the poor and the working class. Is it fair to tell someone who has worked hard all his life that he no longer has
the right to enjoy the fruits of his own labor? Look at microsoft for example, The reason the initial investors in and employees of microsoft are rich
now is that they helped create a company which changed technology permantly, prior to windows the only people who could use computers were
programmers. The nvestors put thier hard earned money into the company and the employees put in thier time. Don't they have the right to enjoy thier
success? Who are you to say that thier money has to go to people who haven't contributed as much to society?
1. Bush continues to push for new nuclear weapons but he can tell other countries that nuclear weapons are wrong.
Do you really think that countries like Irn and North Korea should be allowed to have nuclear weapons?
2.Bush proposes weakening Head Start.President Bush proposes changing the specific federal outlays to block grants that will give states more
"flexibility" to spend the money.
Can you provide any proof as to this claim or is this an opinon?
3.Bush obstructs September 11 investigation.The commission complains of interference and noncooperation from all over the administration,
noting that "problems that have arisen so far with the Department of Defense are becoming particularly serious."
What evidence can you present to support your allegations that this diffuculty with the DOD is the result of President Bush's orders?
4.Bush exposes an undercover CIA agent in an act of petty vengeance.
Again what proof do you have that the agents identity was leaked by President Bush or on his orders?
5.Bush threatens veto if Congress overturns new FCC rules.But Bush isn't one to let something like "the will of the people" get in the way
of his pro-corporate agenda.
Obviously you disagree with his decision to veto this bill, but is that proof of a lack of intelligence? The fact is the President is sometimes
required to act contrary to the will of the people if he believs that complying with that will would be detrimental to the nation.
6.Bush creates a system where people can invest in the possibility of terror attacks and international upheaval.
Actually that was a proposal by DARPA which was based on the idea that collective sytems (like the stock exchange) are very good at projecting and
predicted complex behaviors. President Bush had nothing to do with that
7.Bush shuts down nuclear weapons advisory panel.
While it s clear that you disagree with this decision why does it make him stupid?
8.Bush promotes a federal ban on gay marriage.Bush attacks gay marriage, suggesting that his administration is working on a way to make it
illegal everywhere in the country.
Again this is a matter of preference not intelligence. Personally I support the ban on gay marriage as a marriage has always been a union between a
man and a woman. Even in societies which were openly supportve of homosexuality ( such as sparta and athens in the 1st millenia) A marriage was
defined as a union between a man and a woman
9.Bush proposes cuts to Medicare funding for cancer drugs.
I believe you are misinterperting his proposal
10.Bush seeks retribution for judges who use their discretion in sentencing.Laws that restrict the ability of judges to use their discretion
when sentencing criminals can be the source of grave miscarriages of justice.
I have yet to see him seek "retribution" against any judges. As for mandatory minimums for violent felons I dont see the problem with insuring that
all violent felons do hard time as opposed to just the poor ones.
11.Bush gives oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits.But Bush ensures that oil companies can engage in all the abuse they want
You have no idea what you are talking about here.
12.Bush proposes eliminating protections for historical sites from highway projects
Ummm for the what 4th 5th time could you show some proof of this?
13.Bush pushes plan to make it easier for timber companies to plunder national forests.
Define plunder. The nations ecological protection has in many cases gone too far
for an example of this see the following article.
Creating a balance between environmental concerns and commercial concerns requires constant adjustment
14.Bush uses EPA funds to make campaign ads. He care not for the enviroment.
Doesn't anybody cit sources anymore?
15.Bush starts new public relations campaign on Iraq.creating a new public relations push to make people feel better about the soldier-per-day
death rate since Bush declared "Mission Accomplished."
Tryng to make people feel better is wrong how?
16. Bush's economic adviser, N. Gregory Mankiw, says the transfer of U.S. jobs overseas is sometimes a good thing.
From a gross economics standpoint it is in some circumstances.
Browha- The fact is when we went into Afghanistan many of the al qeuda terrorists fled the country. It would have been nearly impossible to track them
all down, so instead by invading Iraq, they were drawn to that country. Rather than trying to find them they came to us. The fact is the reason 9/11
happened is as old as warfare itself, if you dont take the war to the enemy they will bring the war to you.
As for Nasa yes there is a whole other world out there But who else has the budget? Can the ESA spend even a tenth as much as NASA in devolpment
costs? As for your comment that
Colonization of planets is never going to be really practical, it would take too much energy to get to any habitable planet in a reasonable
amount of time (f=ma), too much time, etc...
It's not going to happen, the only place we will habit in the next thousand years is perhaps Mars or Venus
What will and will not be possible or practical in the next 1000 years noone knows (myself included) however I do know that all technological
advancements are based on those of the past and that the work NASA is doing now will be the foundation for any future technologies.