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Washington Turns Science to Science Fiction

AKA Deerhunter Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 9:20 AM
Life in Obama's America * John Engineer spent his high school days working toward acceptance in an Engineering University' * Al Bureaucrat was popular and enjoyed his high school days. * John went on to college and graduated with a 3.5 GPA and an Engineering degree. * Al went on to college and graduated with a 2.5 liberal arts degree. * John found the job he wanted and was hired and put on a 1 yr. evaluation probation. * Al was hired by the government to write regulations for private industry. He made more money and better benefits than John and could only be fired if he killed someone or was caught at a Tea Party rally.
AKA Deerhunter Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 9:21 AM
Life in Obama's America (cont'd)

* John's company was crippled by a regulation that Al wrote and had to lay off staff. John was layed off.
* Al continued pumping out regulations he didn't understand and found some "porno" time on the job.
* John went on unemployment and wound up taking a lesser job with less money and more stress.
* Al was promoted and went on to manage staff in the department that continued having it's budget increased

End of story
Polly1 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 10:50 AM
John's mistake was taking any job at all. As Nancy Pelosi informed us, unemployment compensation is the BEST stimulant to the economy. John's lesser job? Likely a drag on the economy.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 2:48 PM
And John's taxes made it all possible. The government is the enemy.

“If you build it,” an Iowa corn farmer was told in the movie Field of Dreams, “they will come.” That worked out so well for all concerned that the federal government is reviving the approach, with some slight edits. “If we mandate it, the science will come,” seems to be Washington’s motto.

Instead, government has ended up replacing science with, well, fiction. Consider the push for renewable fuels.

It’s easy to see why lawmakers would want to encourage Americans to grow energy rather than dig it out of the ground. But in their eagerness to create an industry,...