Originally Posted by lonestar
I do not care.. about what you believe this thread is about
No Volt Batteries from a Plant that got $150 million tax dollars..
want to talk about the future start a thread I'm sure you will have loads of nerds follow you there.. and y'all can have a nerd circle jerk..
Do I think we need to get more green? Hell yes just not with TAX dollars..
Let business invest their money while giving them some tax incentives..
that means to the far left IF they come out with a product that does make us more green they do not have to pay the full tax rate on them. they can make more PROFIT on those products.. it is win win for everyone..
YOU get green products and I do not have to pay for them..
I drove by a home in So Cal last year it was on a hilltop, all the way up the hill were vineyards no road to the top that I could see.. but it had a heli-pad.
the guy that owned it all invented those foam rubber ear plugs most commonly seen at airports used by the ground crews..
his invention did not cost me a DIME yet, I get pay back because he is paying taxes on his wealth.. Thus keeping my taxes lower..
California makes money of the things he buys with his wealth in sales taxes.. the stores he buys at make money off the purchases he makes, there by employing more people who also pay taxes.
All of which do not cost me a DIME..
You want to invest in these green weenie companies be my guest just do not spend my tax dollars on it until we are out of debt..
BTW lots of those companies that got US dollars to start up green weenie companies were huge Nobama contributors so let be honest about the government picking and choosing winner or losers.. the only ones we are hearing about are Nobamas losers..
Had any of them been big winners well he would be touting left and farther LEFT..
I don't give a flying f-ck about rubber earplugs. Rubber earplugs don't get us off foriegn oil. Rubber earplugs don't clean up the environment.
Taxpayer money is appropriately spent in the public interest. It's in the public interest to accelerate the development of green technologies -- even if a few of these investments don't pan out.
Yes the government should be cautious. But a handful of failures doesn't prove taxpayer money is wasted on these investments overall.