The greatest supply-sider in recent history is....

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    probably Steve Jobs. Without people like him we'd all be living back in the stone age. Probably the best policy toward people like that would be huge tax subsidies so that the least productive among us would be helping or contributing the most important and productive among us.
     
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    Perhaps you view "recent history" as being the last 10 years? Even on your terms - the ones you choose to make your point, Bill Gates is a heckuvalot more influential than Steve Jobs ever was.

    Personally, I think that Dennis Ritchie - who was found dead one week to the day after Steve Jobs, was far more important than either of the above...... There's more to life than money, you know.
     
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    You're misapplying the term SUPPLE SIDER, here, Ed.

    I suspect you know it, too.
     
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    no idea why you say that? Why is the liberal so afraid to share? Jobs and supply siders in Congress are devoted to increasing the supply of new goods and services llike the kind that got us from the stone age to here.

    Those that encourage demand for existing goods are merely churning the economy to make it look productive.
     
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    Supply side would eschew subsidy. Subsidy means the government assigns money to good ideas. Supply siders regard that concept as anathema
     
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    The horrible thing is, I had to look mr Ritchie up.

    The computer I am using right now uses Unix as the operating system. Jobs is the really cool guy who got me to pay a lot of money for something that is free
     
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    sorry you're 100% wrong. Supply-side, in governemnt anyway, means tax cuts so people have more of their own money with which to create new goods and services that increase our standard of living.
     
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    That is not the same thing as subsidy. Subsidy is giving money to a campaign dona like Solyndra to do some wonderful thing.

    Allowing people to keep their own money is not subsidy.
     
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    that???????????????

    who said it was?
     
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    I thought that is what you were saying. Supply side means people get to keep their own money. Which is in no way manner shape or form a subsidy.
     

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