BigCliff wrote:Plow wrote: Where’d you come up with government jobs?
That Spanish program you linked to was based solely on government created jobs. I was commenting on what you posted.
Government “created” (by force) but not necessarily in the government. Even if it’s in the government a lost job is a lost job.
You're right American business under a capitalist system leads the world in innovation, productivity, product development and delivering products (that people want). By the time this administration has run its course this will no longer be the case so don’t automatically think we can do better than Spain.
It seems odd that you think this president who "can't accomplish anything" is going to be so remarkably effective at taking American capitalism to hell in a handbasket. Besides the fact that I don't see that happening, I think its impossible for any president.
Accomplish implies achievement which is not something Obama or the libs strive for. Slowing down, stopping or reversing achievement and making us dependent on them is really their thing. Don’t underestimate his ability to screw us all.
An even bigger stumbling block to success is that solar and wind generation is just not ready for prime time - too damn many shortcomings and too many hurdles to be successful.
I'm sorry to hear that you have so little faith in American innovation.
I have great faith in American innovation but it’s tough to innovate with a spent-turd. How many times must the output of wind and solar be doubled before we have a viable source to replace or even augment fossil fuels?
American innovation applied to nuclear would produce.
If the left were serious about alternative energy they’d be talking about nuclear (fission and fusion).
Many are and the numbers are growing. The problem is that the current permitting process takes 30 years, and NIMBYism is rampant. The current commercial lending environment, combined with so many governments being completely out of funding makes near-term expansion of nuclear power daunting if not impossible.
Get the libs out of the way and they’ll build ‘em safer and faster.
Bet those folks in rural China and sub-Saharan Africa would love electricity. We need to figure out who’s responsible and tell them to get on the ball. Last time I looked it was not in my area of responsibility.
I'm not talking about any supposed responsibility to those people, I'm talking about potential new customers and opportunity. You're welcome to think that we're going to continue our traditional GDP growth rate by selling the same stuff to the same folks, but I just don't see that working out.
How about we lower taxes on hard working and tax paying folks and businesses to get them back as customers first. The country could use the increased tax revenues btw.
That $5k windmill generator looks great but cost more than most folks who need it make in a lifetime. Since you’re so concerned take some of your money and go make a difference in their lives. You might even get on Oprah. Once again, its too expensive for now, but once adoption takes off that will change. You might refer back to this thing called the automobile that was only for rich people at first, but then came this guy named Henry...
By adoption do you mean once the government forces us to buy one if we need it or not?
Thinking everything will somehow magically work out as planned without thinking is typical for you libs. With y'all its the thought not the result. If results were important you'd be conservative.
You're just not convinced that anything can work out until it does. While this might be the definition of conservative thought, its not exactly a way to foster innovation and improve the status quo.
I want to see accomplishments and to do that you need potential and right now solar and wind do not show enough potential to warrant their consideration as a serious energy source. Nuclear does but that doesn’t fit the libs kumbaya-fuled fantasies.
I simply reject the notion that the current pace of change means the world is going to hell in a handbasket because that long-popular notion continues to be wrong. Its also been quite effectively ignored by those wanting to make piles of money and improve people's lives in the process.
Having you and your lib buddies ideas of utopia shoved up my ass is not my definition of change. How about we pick the option with the most potential and move forward with that – works for American business (when they were allowed to do it).
Its been noted here that newbies sometimes get a rough treatment. Here is one response, written by Old Dog, that might help those thinking of making their first post understand a little bit about this place. After you read this take a moment (or two or three) and look around and get a sense of this place. If you're still interested make your intro and join the fray. —Jed