A few ways to stimulate economic growth and new jobs why the hell not?

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    Yes WE taxpayers should own all power sources. Why?

    Because it is you and me that guarantee construction costs and insurance. Construction costs are famous for their large cost over runs.

    Bottom line: It is best for taxpayers and ratepayers to demand termination of all existing coal and nuke plants as both produce radioactive waste and cost billions to replace.

    A combination of new energy sources would produce cleaner and more efficient energy. Additionally this combination would not only provide way more jobs throughout the states but also safer employment.

    Benefits of a 20 Percent by 2020
    National Renewable Electricity Standard

    Job Creation - 355,000 new jobs—nearly twice as many as generating electricity from fossil fuels

    Economic Development - $72.6 billion in new capital investment, $16.2 billion in income to farmers, ranchers, and rural landowners, and $5.0 billion in new local tax revenues

    Consumer Savings - $49 billion in lower electricity and natural gas bills

    Healthier Environment - Reductions of global warming pollution equal to taking nearly 71 million cars off the road, plus less haze, smog, acid rain, mercury contamination, and water use

    Rebuilding economies:

    The Plan:

    Renewing America's Economy (2004) | Union of Concerned Scientists


    Wind
    How Wind Energy Works | Union of Concerned Scientists

    Solar
    How Solar Energy Works | Union of Concerned Scientists

    Bio Mass
    How Biomass Energy Works | Union of Concerned Scientists


    Geo Thermal
    How Geothermal Energy Works | Union of Concerned Scientists


    Hydro Power
    How Hydrokinetic Energy Works | Union of Concerned Scientists
     
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    The GObP/Repubs are against jobs and economic growth.

    Unless it benefits Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Business, they'll filibuster it to death.

    (That's why marijuana is illegal. As soon as they can figure out how to profit from a weed that will grow in your back yard, they'll want to legalize it. Same with such things as wind and/or solar power. damned hard to control the profits of either one. And, if you wanna see pubs in favor of regulations, just say marijuana in their presence! 'cept, they'll call it a "tax". LOL)
     
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    Um, right. It's a fantastic idea and anybody with the money to invest in this is running in the opposite direction so fast that if you could harness that energy, there would be no need for any kind of fuel at all.

    Why do you spend so much time trying to convince that something that is not real is real?

    If these types of energy were viable, there would be no need to subsidize it, legislate it, regulate the other types out of existence or do anything else. It would just happen.

    It's a little like a gay guy trying to be straight. It just ain't gonna happen.
     
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    I heard that it was legalized in California and now it costs less and the quality is better.

    Another example of free market efficiencies. Unlike your fascist model of forcing something that nobody wants into the market.
     
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    I never really understood one part of this.
    in most cases:
    less workers = less cost
    not the opposite
     
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    I agree and disagree. If there is no need to subsidize this form of energy, then there should be no need to subsidize other forms of energy, such as oil.
     
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    Who says cleaner energy sources is not viable? Of course it is.

    Where does that nonsense come from?

    Sure we need other sources for new jobs.... and that will come up soon enough.

    Cleaner energy sources will provide new jobs in every state which is economic growth. Jobs is where economic growth comes from.

    These jobs cannot be outsourced if we make it that way!
     
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    You are free to invest all you want in whatever power sources you want. But don't try to use my money to do so.
     
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    If it's viable then invest in it. You'll make billions. And then you can give your money to whomever you want.
     
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    You heard wrong. The pot growers in Northern California put big money into keeping it illegal. They won, and they are still making major profits.
     

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