Thank you for reading my rant. Lol
I mean no disrespect to the OP. Sorry..
None taken, this is why I was asking and the reason I hang out as much as I do at BITOG. I don't know of too many other places one can find this level of education, intellect, life experience, diversity, appropriate social restraint, courtesy, and commitment to discussing important ideas, keeping it about the idea. Somehow what started out as talking about oil has evolved into quite a remarkable group of people who also happen to have really good sense of humor, and tend to keep their focus on the larger picture.
Greatly appreciate your perspective, and agree completely with the importance of countervailing evidence.
The one point I need to think about more is in the big picture what is the difference between a tax credit and a subsidy. I understand the technical difference, but it he widest sense, if government is running at a deficit anyhow, what is the net result of giving back money or just not charging it in the first place to produce the same result?