Re: The ultimate solution to the packet chargeback problem

Phil R. Karn (ulysses!thumper!karn@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU)
9 May 88 17:21:12 GMT

> ... Without politicizing the argument, there is so much
> waste of government money in the military-industrial complex that I don't
> see how anyone in the government could complain about having to subsidize
> these networks...

You don't understand how bureaucrats work. When faced with a budget
crunch, they do NOT respond by trimming the most wasteful expenditures
first. Rather, they immediately zero in on the most visible, efficient,
essential and popular programs, hoping that the resulting public
backlash will pressure the legislators into restoring their original

This is a standard ploy at all levels of government.


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