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The Mitt Boom Liberals Will Hate and Libertarians Will Pretend To

labeel Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 3:18 AM
Yes, coal is important, but dont you think that exploring alternatives that are cleaner and more efficient are what will carry our country into the future? It is a good thing that some forward thinkers made electricity a possibility and a reality, because if someone like yourself were in charge all those years ago, we would still be using candles and lanterns. Wouldnt want to put the candle-stick makers out of work, would we?
jmonaco Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 3:34 PM
Yup ... or invest in wind farms, electric cars, geothermal, whatever, just do it voluntarily -- don't force the public at large to pay for it.
Bill1895 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 9:00 AM
If you want invest your money into Solyndra: go for it. Don't use tax payer funds.
justsomeguy151 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 7:47 AM
Let the private sector do this. Obumma is using this flawed premise to give huge sums of TAXPAYER money to his big political donors.
mary433 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 7:13 AM
OK, maybe some research is in store for you then. Here in Michigan the wind doesn't blow all the time, we are surrounded by the great lakes, thusly we have a lot of cloud cover. Please tell me then how we will provide enough "cheap energy" when the costs of the renewables are over the moon expensive?
How much does a modern wind turbine cost, what is it's life expectancy, how much energy does it produce, thusly how much will it cost consumers per kwh??? Our energy costs have skyrocketed already, this will only make it worse.
I'm NOT saying I'm not in favor of less pollution, I'm saying what will the costs be, and how many of those wind turbines and solar panels will it take for our energy needs?
huge_brain Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 6:26 AM
The difference is the government didn't invest in electric companies before they were a viable technology. Obama and the left have been blowing billions in taxpayer dollars on failures instead of doing basic research. Why? because they are corrupt and they are funneling taxpayer money to political cronies and the kool-aid drinkers and mind-numbed robots like yourself are out here defending the corruption.
Mathew20 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 4:57 AM
How this for important? Use what works and is cheapest. It's not up to the government to decide what we can use for energy fuel, it's up to the free market. The day coal is more expensive than solar and wind, there will be a switch. There are companies developing radical new ways to harness energy on this planet. They really don't need government to hinder their work with scandals and dirty money.

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