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  •  The good 'ol reliable "buggy whip" argument. (2+ / 0-)
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    burlydee, DarkLadyNyara

    Why, we can't allow cars, all of the buggy whip manufacturers will be out of business!  Ban them from the roads!

    The more modern incarnation of the argument says that we can't phase out coal because, what of all of those coal miners?

    Sorry, but if there's an industry that's funded in part or in whole by something that Should Not Be, for whatever reason, that's no reason to continue the thing that Should Not Be in perpetuity.  It's a reason for sympathy and help for those who lose their jobs, but you don't derail doing the right thing because people have built an industry around the wrong thing.

    The sort of waste of this money makes me sick to begin with (I'm not preaching from the bleachers here, I spent years having to do these sort of dinners).  The fact that it's tax deductible?  That's simply encouraging it.

    If it's not deductible, it'll happen less, and that's a good thing.  Buggy whip manufacturers notwithstanding.

    Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

    by Rei on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 01:07:37 PM PDT

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