Originally Posted by The Lone Bolt
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.
see you completely missed the point..
A guy that had an idea as simple as ear plugs is now a multimillionaire.
just because NObama is throwing billions at green weenie stuff does not make it happen any faster..
those companies have Zero incentive.. other than to spend the money they were given they have nothing invested in it themselves..
they are not out of pocket. have not lost their savings on an Idea..
the ear plug guy did and was rewarded..
you ****ing liberal green weenies just do not get it.
it is not big government that drives a good business man..
Even during the space race where trillions were invested.. most of the great ideas that came out of it were made from private enterprise..
Transistors, Velcro.. some of the by products of Kennedy telling us we would put a man on the moon..
He inspired us Nobama is giving money away and so far looks like most was wasted..