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Thank the Private Sector for the Internet, not Government

Sharon508 Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 8:44 AM
In the late '60s, mainframes were tall, ugly, and noisy. They had boards that you wired with different colors to achieve a solution ...then in the '80s, I was able to dial and connect to a business network in Michigan that offered different jobs, like today's Monster.com. Of course, that was done on a personal computer and the only screen color was green. Ugh. :-)

As part of his campaign to expand the size and scope of the federal government (and to justify his advocacy of class-warfare taxation), President Obama has been asserting that all of us benefit from government spending.

It’s why he now echoes Elizabeth Warren’s claim that entrepreneurs owe their success to government programs and activities.

It’s also why he cites the Internet as an example of wise, prudent, and far-seeing government intervention.

Sounds like a powerful example. The kind of anecdote that leaves libertarians momentarily speechless.

But there’s just...

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