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Although since it has happened so often before, it has an extensive history throughout time and should be considered natural. Thus the onus of proof is upon those who would say that the current conditions, although essentially identical to those seen before, are this time due to a different cause. The proof should be verifiable and all data open to discussion.
So let's drop all subsidies for all fuels, and see how it shakes out. I guarantee you, wind power would disappear in short order.
The production tax credit is only part of the problem. The real problem is renewable portfolio standards, imposed by many states on to their utilities. This requires that some set percentage (usually 10 or 15 percent) of power sold by each utility must be generated by "renewable" facilities (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) When an area grows and requires more power, utilities are required to provide it. Thus they are forced to buy 10 percent of this new power from such sources, no matter the cost (or the lack of availability), and resell it to their customers. This forces a guaranteed market for alternative producers with no price ceiling. It is a huge hidden subsidy funded by ratepayers.
He is continuing and extending the Democrats' War on Women.
Michelle may be right about young people being knuckleheads. After all, they voted for Obama twice
Classic communist strategy: Complain about the greedy rich and promise to "fix" things. Implement policies that are guaranteed to worsen economic inequality and really screw over the poor. Then repeat, louder and more aggressively, until the poor are convinced that their only way out is to support the very policies that are dragging them down (i.e. omnipotent government and its meager subsidies).
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thoughtfulman Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 5:33 PM
This is the same reason Democrats pushed minimum wage laws. It was thought that if blacks were prohibited from doing the same work as whites at a more reasonable price, then there would be no reason to hire them at all.
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thoughtfulman Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 5:11 PM
Very good! ;) Yes, he is recycling the ideas of Marx, Stalin, and Mao.
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thoughtfulman Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 5:07 PM
The earth has been in a long-term warming trend for 20,000 years, since the end of the last ice age. There are other cycles (30-yerar, 1000-year) superimposed on this 100,000-year ice age cycle. During the last 20,000 years sea levels have risen about 300 feet, or an average of 18 inches per century. All from natural causes of course. This will continue until the world temperatures start dropping prior to the next ice age, probably within the next few thousand years. Currently the rate of rise is less than that, indicating that humans have not really changed the equation. Long term temperature vs. CO2 graphs indicate that CO2 concentrations react to changes in temperature more than the other way around.
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