commented on The Richest Man on Earth (Bill Gates) Tells the Most Famous Economist on Earth (Thomas Piketty) That He Doesn't Want to Pay More Taxes
The thing about raising taxes to help the poor, is that it might not actually do that. Money will be misspent, lost to fraud and error. Didn't Seattle piss away millions of federal money on creating green jobs and all they did was have meetings? Seriously, raising taxes to help the poor doesn't guarantee they will get the help they need.
Mr Gates has his own plans on helping the poor in third world nations and thankfully it doesn't involve small political groups, because the only ideas they have is to tax the rich. Its like non-profit groups like PETA, or Susan Komen for the Cure, you donate millions just to keep offices open and only a trickle amount finds it way down.
Dec 18, 2014
commented on The Tunnel Project Is Not 70 Percent Done
Whats was also bullshit are anti-tunnel fools suggesting the project could have been canceled and the money used to expand mass transit in Seattle. Yeah, the state is going to hand over billions to Seattle after the Monorail Project bust. Also bullshit was that there was no vote on the project.
These two things are parroted by anti-tunnel folks all the time.