Skip to comments.Biden: 'EVERY GREAT IDEA' IN LAST 200 YEARS 'REQUIRED GOVERNMENT INCENTIVE'...
Posted on 10/26/2010 5:20:32 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
So said Joe Biden today on the second-floor bar at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel at a fundraiser for incumbent Democratic NY-1 Rep. Tim Bishop.
Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive, he said. In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States. No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years.
For innovation and business, people don't look towards government!!!!
It is frightening what Obama is doing right know, It is doubling frightening to think that Joe Biden is one heartbeat away as well.
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What. A. Tool.
This is what we have sent to Washington. We deserve our fate!
What, you haven’t heard of the Franklin stove research and development grant? LOL
The sad thing is.. LIBERALS, in general... actually BELIEVE this... I hear it from them all the time.
WHAT “innovation” came from government? Besides the A-bomb. I’d love to see another example.
This nub makes Obama look competent!!
Come November you're gonna see what "incentive" can do.
Don’t you just love the leftest slme media. Quayle make one or two memorable verbal gaffes, where this idiot VP does it daily. And gets away with it.
So, the Big Mac came from the Government? And the paperclip? And Beta and VHS? And Pepsi?
What a mind-bogglingly idiotic statement. Tell it to the Wright brothers. Or Thomas Edison. Or Henry Ford. And on and on and on. We should be using this quote against him and Obama through 2012 - and beyond if necessary.
Biden proves he’s an 855hole everytime he speaks to his stupid lib base:
For instance, the Wright Bros., Orville an Wilbur, beat the crap out of the heavily financed government support lead by Langley. But the Wright bros had a strong advantage, they didn’t have to continually worry about money, brains, or fortitude, they had plenty of each especially brains and fortitude.
Langley tried to cheat the Wright Bros. out of their rightful place in history as the inventors of the first airplane.
Okay, this is almost as funny as the hand on the trooper’s knee.
How is laying track an “idea”? That is manual labor.
The train was invented by private individuals (The invention of the steam engine and locomotive  are usually attributed to James Watt. The train, as a vehicle of transportation, was invented in 1822 by an English inventor named George Stephenson. Answers.com)
Yes, Thomas Alva Edison, if he were alive today would be rolling over in his grave. Either that or he’s hanging out with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone laughing at (not with) the V.P.
Now we know why Biden was called the dumbest man in the Senate. And why Barry picked him to be VP.
Biden couldn’t identify a good idea if it bit him.
If the FAA would have been around when the Wright Bros. were perfecting manned flight .... right ......
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Thank God for Al Gore. There would be no FreeRepublic if he hadn’t invented the Internet!
Bill Gates would have never been able to create a company called, Microsoft, if he had not had that Government garage to work out of...
It is time for some new toons in DC
The best things government has done are the things that facilitated trade and expansion. The Lewis and Clark expedition is a good example of that and for much of their trip they were following fur traders (Entrepreneurs) who had gone before.
NASA should have been the same thing but we signed that idiotic outer space treaty and forever eliminated the possibility of real profit from space. Why blaze a trail if you’re going to prevent anyone from following?
Oh Wow! You mean to tell me that the greatest invention of all, sliced white bread, was because of government incentives? What will they think of next, Joe?
Just responding to a government incentive, this guy is.
Defending anything ‘government ‘ is a real loser.
Elias Howe; Eli Whitney; Henry Ford; Alexander Graham Bell; Thomas Edison; Samuel Morse; the Wright Brothers; and countless others would disagree.
Penicillin, Insulin, hair dye! Nail polish! THe Wonder Bra.
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy who couldn’t put together three coherent words in one sentence was the head of the VP search committee Hence Joe Bite Me Just remember these are the smartest people in the country Bite Mes IQ is higher than yours
Just when I think he can’t get any more stupid . . .
No transcontinental RR without gov subsidies for 35 years? Someone ought to educate him about John J. Hill and the Great Northern.
Never, ever let it be forgotten just HOW dense this buffoon is: 1988 campaign
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Obviously, there were no railroads in the South until after the War of Northern Aggression began.
The first tea bags were made from hand-sewn silk muslin bags and I have found tea bag patents of this sort dating as early as 1903. First appearing commercially around 1904, tea bags were successfully marketed by tea and coffee shop merchant Thomas Sullivan of New York, who shipped his tea bags around the world. A machine was soon invented to replace the hand sewing of tea bags.
Also in 1904, iced tea was first reported to be served by Englishmen Richard Blechynden at the St. Louis Fair, however, there is evidence that the beverage was invented prior to that date.
Thomas Lipton incorporated the Lipton Tea Company in 1915. Lipton Tea patented a novel four-sided tea bag in 1952 called the flo-thru tea bag.
I didn’t see any gubbamint program involved.
Biden must have met Jesus......the Bible says that Jesus made the dumb to speak, and that’s about the dumbest thing I’ve heard spoken in years.
Reminds me of another Vice President mumbling about inventing the internet.
Although in that particular case the US government did play a vital role.
What ever small amount of gray matter Joe was born with he probably destroyed by attending too many DC cocktail partys. He is a disgrace.
And it wasn’t Federal government rewards that incentivized the railroads — it was promises of huge tracts of land by the States. On land ownership maps around here, there are still hundreds of small “remnant” tracts owned by the “BBB&C RR” all over the place...
Smilin Joe Biden; the gift that keeps on giving.
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