Originally Posted by son_of_siggy
God forbid the government invest in technologies that could one day change the world and how we operate within it. I think people in general have very little idea of the number of innovations and technologies we use everyday that started via government investment.
There are a lot of great articles out there, from both sides of the political coin, that highlight some of the innovations that have occurred based on government-funded research and development.
It's easy for stuff like this to make news because government is an easy target, but overall these investments have been profitable in the long haul. Good news like that is rarely reported.
Me thinks you don't understand that it is not the governments job to pick winners and losers. You also are on the governments nuts so hard that you fail to realize how much is wasted and lost every year that the government invests taxpayer dollars......nevermind this is pointless isn't it?