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Old 02-25-2011, 01:56 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Super-Metro! - '92 Geo Metro Base

$250 Pizza Delivery Car - '91 Geo Metro Base
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
I'm forced to pay for people to reproduce, and I'm forced to pay for billionaires' new sports stadiums, and... well, lots of garbage I don't want to. And they ain't even unionized.
Yes but that is not a logical counter-argument. All it does is change the subject in an attempt to deflect from the original issue.

As far as it goes though, I agree with you on many of those things and find them points of irritation myself. I believe in neither private citizen nor corporate welfare. If a sports team needs a new stadium well then they should foot the bill-not the local tax payers. Sadly though, there is this misguided thinking that seems to permeate most local governments that states that sports teams bring in enough money and prestige to offset their cost. Thus cities will spend a lot of money to lure them from other places. I say this needs to stop. I also want to stop subsidizing the lazy and fertile in this country too. Unless I was abducted by aliens and forcibly bred with someone without my knowledge, I have never had any children. I see little reason why I need pay for the offspring of others through wasteful government agencies with overpaid workers who are damn near impossible to fire.
No green technology will ever make a substantive environmental impact until it is economically viable for most people to use it. This must be from a reduction in net cost of the new technology, not an increase in the cost of the old technology through taxation

(Note: the car sees 100% city driving and is EPA rated at 37 mpg city)