How Stimulus Works - Solyndra

CheezePavilion wrote:
Nomad wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:
Nomad wrote:

Isn't that what I said? He is bringing up B to take attention off of A.

No. He's saying A is $500 million to a company that's not in existence anymore while B is several trillion dollars and counting towards companies that would have been declared insolvent had not the accounting rules been conveniently changed.

To put it another way, we'll concentrate on the little sh*t once the real problems are fixed. If you honestly are concerned about $500 million where were you nine years ago when $10 billion in cash we flew into Iraq on shrink-wrapped pallets simply disappeared?

Call it what you will, it's still deflecting from the issue. It's kind of like Godwinning. (ie. Halliburton was bad, but have you heard about that Hitler guy and his killing of 6 million Jews?)

Actually Nomad, the issue is "the fundamental problem with stimulus spending." Check the original post. This is not a thread about whether Solyndra was good or bad. It's a thread about whether Solyndra is the poster child for, to quote the title of the thread, "How Stimulus Works."

I fail to see how that justifies diverting the topic from Solyndra to Halliburton, unless you somehow classify Halliburton as stimulus spending, which no one has.

Nomad wrote:
CheezePavilion wrote:
Nomad wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:
Nomad wrote:

Isn't that what I said? He is bringing up B to take attention off of A.

No. He's saying A is $500 million to a company that's not in existence anymore while B is several trillion dollars and counting towards companies that would have been declared insolvent had not the accounting rules been conveniently changed.

To put it another way, we'll concentrate on the little sh*t once the real problems are fixed. If you honestly are concerned about $500 million where were you nine years ago when $10 billion in cash we flew into Iraq on shrink-wrapped pallets simply disappeared?

Call it what you will, it's still deflecting from the issue. It's kind of like Godwinning. (ie. Halliburton was bad, but have you heard about that Hitler guy and his killing of 6 million Jews?)

Actually Nomad, the issue is "the fundamental problem with stimulus spending." Check the original post. This is not a thread about whether Solyndra was good or bad. It's a thread about whether Solyndra is the poster child for, to quote the title of the thread, "How Stimulus Works."

I fail to see how that justifies diverting the topic from Solyndra to Halliburton, unless you somehow classify Halliburton as stimulus spending, which no one has.

The topic had already been diverted from Solyndra when Halliburton was mentioned: http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...