Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.
I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama
that came from taxes I paid.
Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.
"LIES That wasn’t free, my taxes paid for that! Why can’t people just suffer, so our money can go to place I’m not complaining about, like giving money to profitable companies?"
I’m pissed that this has less notes than… well, just about everything. I’ve got a thing about video game console sales figures on my dash that has four times as many as this one. And even that’s not very many notes.
People who spent so much time fighting against the ACA should go jump off of a cliff somewhere.
"that came from taxes I paid"
Yeah. What’s the problem?
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I pay taxes, too. And I’d like to see those tax dollars go towards providing health care and lowering costs for all.
"My taxes paid for a stranger’s health" should be said with PRIDE, dumbass.
That last comment! Be proud to support your friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. That is civilization.
William Moulton Marston must have been dead for a long time indeed for DC to shoehorn a vaguely Judeo-Christian monotheism into Wonder Woman. Since when does she recognize one “true” god — much less a male one?
No wonder she’s so confused by Jack Kirby’s “New Gods” here.
Throw in the fact that this is actually the Wonder Woman of Earth-2 — explicitly acknowledging the existence of a multiverse — and I don’t know what to believe anymore. Time for a Crisis of Infinite Faiths.
—Justice League of America #183 (1980) script by Gerry Conway, art by Dick Dillin & Frank McLaughlin