Rah! Rah! Go, Crony Capitalists!

The piece in bizjournals.com is entitled Yeah, it’s tax deadline, but government isn’t all bad, but I think I’ve summed up the point with my headline. Author asserts:

Sorry to disappoint all you tax-and-spend bashers out there. This won’t be another article bemoaning profligate government spending and the ill effects of our tax system on American businesses, jobs, consumers and bank accounts.

As worthy a cause as that is, it’s really too easy – shooting the proverbial fish in a barrel. I need a more challenging task.

How about all the benefits our government bestows on us when it spends all that tax money?

Yeah, that’s the ticket – science fiction.

Let’s see.

Wait. Give me a minute. I’ll think of something.

Now, I’ve got it!

Technology.

We live in a society and economy that requires constant technological advances. Whatever your views on government, one is forced to admit the fact that government is responsible for funding basic research.

Well, the author certainly killed a number of words in his minimum with that transition, didn’t he?

But from then on, it’s all about how government buys us Tang by taking from my poor elderly one-eyed neighbor and giving to universities sitting on fat endowments and defense companies awash in government contracts.

Spare me the huzzahs.