STOP THE “TOO MUCH TAX” MYTH.
Looks like they worked out a deal that screws the old, the poor, and the sick, keeps the wars going strong, and of course doesn’t meaningfully affect tax rates for the rich or for corporations. Can’t have that. Just look, we might approach the tax rates of international powerhouses like Slovakia.
The President appears to be intricately involved in this deal.
I’ve never felt so stupid.
Feds say no to funding of Fermilab Tevatron:
In a message to Fermilab employees, [director Pier] Oddone said the lab received word from the U.S. Department of Energy that “we will not receive funding for the proposed Tevatron extension and consequently the Tevatron will close at the end of (fiscal year) 2011 as was previously planned.”
“The present budgetary climate did not permit (the Department of Energy) to secure the additional funds needed to run the Tevatron for three more years as recommended by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel,” Oddone said.
Go ahead and substitute “House Republicans” where it says “Feds” up there.
Just this week, a paper was published based on research done at the soon-to-be-shuttered particle accelerator. They may have discovered no less than the Higgs boson and a fifth fundamental force, though they are cautious, like scientists are.
Approximate annual cost of operating the Tevatron: about $35 million. (Oh, and 100 jobs.)
Amount we’ve spent on “the Libyan mission” so far: about $550 million.
Most of the people who are all bent out of shape about Wikileaks are the same crowd who, when asked about the trampling of the Fourth Amendment in service of the War on Terror™, will respond with something like, “if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about.”