White House wants $2 billion to give cleaner transport a boost

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moonhill wrote:

More taxpayer dollars to throw away to companies like Solyndra. There should be a law that no company receiving government grants can donate to any polictical party.

Feb 13, 2013 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

What? White House want sot spend more money? NOPE!

Message for Obama: You are a lame duck.

I’ve got an idea, in the name of compromise: I’ll trade you Keystone XL for your $2B green energy fund.

Feb 13, 2013 2:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moxsee wrote:

Innovation follows the path of least resistance. If you try to tax, create fees, or take money Innovation will go somewhere else. Stop taxing America to help us bridge the gap to some Promised Land. It does not work.

America is getting better. We are on are way. Now, please leave us alone so we can keep moving forward.

Feb 13, 2013 2:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:

@Moonhill

Not sure where you came up with more money to throw away like Solyndra.

Solyndra was one of many new technologies that was funded by the government. Some new technologies end up working, some do not. It is common for governments to fund the development of new technologies and new drugs.

The funds did not go to waste, jobs were created, equipment was purchased, all that money went into the economy, it was not burnt up or anything like that.

Solyndra was in the chute in the Bush administration, Solyndra was just first in the queue. maybe it was rushed a bit, but the idea then was to create jobs, pump money into creating manufacturing jobs.

Jaham, Keystone is not needed, all the completed pipe will do is provide a way to export Canadian oil.

Moxsee, as a founder of 4 tech companies, an inventor will many patents, taxes does not stop innovation. Cutting Taxes and cutting spending doesn’t work, it is what got us into the mess we have been in since 2008, due to GW Bush of cut taxes and fight unfunded wars.

Feb 13, 2013 5:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

So instead of cutting the subsidies to oil and gas to get a balanced budget, he wants to charge them fees and then turn around and spend the money. This is one of the many reasons why you can never trust a Democrat that wants to raise more revenue, they just want to spend more money.

Feb 13, 2013 9:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@speaker2 said: “Keystone is not needed, all the completed pipe will do is provide a way to export Canadian oil. ”

Given the seemingly perpetual trade deficit we run, exports are a good thing.

That oil is either going to be exported straight to Asia from Canada, or it’s going to come to the gulf to be refined and exported from the US; I’d prefer the latter as it entails export and job growth domestically that would not otherwise be attained.

Feb 14, 2013 9:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

speaker2 said: “Solyndra was one of many new technologies that was funded by the government. Some new technologies end up working, some do not. It is common for governments to fund the development of new technologies and new drugs”

Ahh, and the same that is true of venture capital is true of private equity and LBO’s, no?

I don’t recall you taking such a perspective when liberals were chiding Romney for all the employees he laid off…what was it 1,000+ at Solyndra and half a billion in taxpayers dollars squandered?

Not to mention the recipient of that funding that was expedited just so happened to be one of Obama’s biggest campaign blunders.

Feb 14, 2013 9:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
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