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Paul A. Tanner III

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Re: Proof government has too much money and doesn't know how to
spend it

Posted: Aug 25, 2012 1:32 PM
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> I am willing to be persuaded by the facts

?


> there is only one
> one way to stop the madness: take away their money.
>


The only madness here is to want to take away money from the FBI. Here is but one of many examples one can find of the damage to public safety it could do:

"FBI: Budget Cuts Could Hamper Bomb Tracking"
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/fbi-budget-cuts-could-hamper-bomb-tracking/

In general, that to which I am replying is quite silly - yes, getting all bent out of shape over this is quite silly. To see this, here is an exercise for the reader:

First, calculate with justification an estimated cost of the translations both in terms of a percentage and in terms of *parts per trillion* of total US Government spending for one year. Next, answer the question with justification of whether this is a ridiculously small percentage and *parts per trillion* of total spending of the US Government. Then answer the question with justification as to whether there exists in the real world a large publicly traded corporation such that with respect to that corporation's spending, one could not find one shareholder who could find some spending somewhere that amounts to the same ridiculously small percentage and *parts per trillion* of total spending to which he/she could object. If you answer this last question in the affirmative, that there exists such a corporation in the real world, then name that corporation.



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