Skip to comments.Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet'
Posted on 01/11/2011 8:58:50 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet' By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/11/11 10:27 AM ET
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.
"Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?" he asked at one point.
Kerry also argued that the government's bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared.
"[Do they want a] government too small to give Americas auto industry and all its workers a second chance to fight for their survival? Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries and fills the Treasury with the revenue that educates our children, cures disease, and defends our country?" he said in remarks to the Center for American Progress.
"We have to get past slogans and soundbites, reason together and talk in real terms about how America can do its best," he added.
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Exactly! Evidently Kerry hasn’t talked to Al Gore... EVER!
They are being reduced to defending big expensive government. Good sign.
How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?
Here's a new one, Sen Kerry - how about you guys listen to the voice of the people for a change, and get the hell out of the way?
The government didn’t invent the Internet. The GUI came out of work by artists interested in computers. The math/music-type of personalities.
Easily...This Is Assachusetts after all! The Collective IQ of our congressional representatives is .6.
The government didn’t invent the internet. BBN invented the DARPAnet for them and Sun Microsystems made it commercial. BTW, ATEX had an e-mail system in 1980 run on DEC 11/04 based main frame electronic pre-press publishing systems. It was developed in a garage in Bedford, MA.
Married for money!
He married it!
‘Much of the rest of Kerry’s speech was devoted to the need to maintain federal spending on infrastructure; he said the U.S. is falling far behind China and other countries in ensuring updated airports, roads and seaports.’
Yes, Mr Kerry we should rebuild infrastructure but we should not be using money for roads on Cadillac pension plans for DOT bigwigs,seminars on Gay/Lesbian awareness or support a system that has 10 federal employees for every 10 feet of road that gets paved.
They are holding this economy down like lead weights and we are supposed to thank them for it. Everything we have and are, thank the government.
No...but we do want a government too limited to have a place for those Algorites!
Well Mr. Kerry, the Defense Department (DARPA) invented the Internet and our national defense is covered in the US Constitution. Got anymore stupid things to ponder!
The MILITARY created it... I remember when Universities were first allowed to use it.
Which of the limited and enumerated powers given to Congress in the Constitution include this mandate to “contribute to U.S. productivity”?
“How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?”
The level of competence and knowledge in government is pathetic. That’s why.
praise government from whom all blessings flow...
The government has invented NOTHING. From time to time government funding has contributed to a major break through such as the moon landings and the atomic bomb, but the practical application of the new knowledge from these programs has been from the private sector. The Internet would be a pure university and military project had not the private sector taken the technology and developed it into what it is today.
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