December 26, 2005

CUT IT OUT

Spy chief planning to curb spending (Siobhan Gorman, The Baltimore Sun, 12/26/05)

Some intelligence veterans say $44 billion a year is not enough to meet the growing demands placed on U.S. intelligence agencies since Sept. 11. Cutting growth in spending for the intelligence agencies would stunt the growth of a nascent intelligence reform effort, they contend.
When companies merge they look at cutting costs by reducing duplication, etc.  Why is it that when the governement merges departments we need more money and more people?

Posted by Stephen Judd at December 26, 2005 9:59 AM
Comments

If a govt dept is merged it needs more money. If it is split it needs more money. If it the sun rises it needs more money.

Posted by: Gideon at December 26, 2005 12:55 PM

When companies merge, they pass the cost onto someone else. What is the difference between business and government? The largest and most profitable businesses in the world are the ones that are most directly and vastly affected by government policy; so much to the point that now the government serves as more as a public relations department of corporate interest; and somehow fools idealistic religious types into believing in a Divine-right pseudo-free-market capitalistic system that will one day trickle down to benefit everyone. Right.

Posted by: Grog at December 27, 2005 2:21 AM

grog, what would be your ideal economic model?

Posted by: erp at December 27, 2005 10:40 AM

grog, aren't you embarresed to be regurgitating this leftist propaganda so wholeheartedly ? we are the wealthiest people int he history of the planet, and there is virtually no poverty (in the true sense of the word) here, anymore.

Posted by: toe's parrot at December 27, 2005 1:47 PM

[F]ools idealistic religious types into believing in a Divine-right pseudo-free-market capitalistic system that will one day trickle down to benefit everyone.

Everyone in America that is self-employed is benefitting from the capitalist system.

Further, everyone employed by a company that was started as a long-shot is benefitting, since such companies don't get started in places where the gov'ts control who does what with capital, companies such as Apple, Dell, eBay and Amazon.
Not to mention Disney and Six Flags.

Also, how many people have 401(k) and 403(b) plans ?
Maybe 50 million ?
Those people directly benefit from capitalism.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 28, 2005 6:00 AM
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