Californians vote in favor of renewable energy

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    Californians vote in favor of renewable energy


    Californians vote in favor of renewable energy - Power Engineering

    This is insane.
     
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    "This is insane".

    Yep. They used to say that in the 1800's when people spoke of building a machine that could fly.

    And in the 1940's when they talked about building a maching that could land on the moon.

    People have a history of figuring crazy shit out.
     
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    10.2% unemployment, but with all this money going to schools and colleges conversations in California's unemployment lines will be on a higher level than in any other state.
     
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    I pretty much wanna be on the opposite side of California on almost every issue
     
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    That would be the sane position by default.
     
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    Pretty much my thinking.
     
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    Is the high taxes the reason for Califorina's 10.2% unemployment?
     
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    I'll be honest, I don't understand what's so bad about putting money into alternative/renewable energy. I mean, all forms of energy, before they become "big", so to speak, have to start somewhere right?

    Do I agree with the state doing it themselves? Yes, and no. I believe that states should pay more attention to alt. energy, but I believe that the biggest breakthroughs in it will come from the private sector.

    But at least they're trying, unlike Georgia D:
     
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    CA doesn't have the luxury of playing with solar panels and windmills.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/us/california-debt-higher-than-earlier-estimates.html

    Gov. Jerry Brown of California announced when he came into office last year that he had found an alarming $28 billion “wall of debt” looming over the state, which had to be dismantled.

    Since then, he has slowed the issuance of municipal bonds, called for spending cuts and tried to persuade the state’s famously antitax voters to approve a tax increase this fall.

    On Thursday, an independent group of fiscal experts said Mr. Brown’s efforts were all well and good, but in fact, the “wall of debt” was several times as big as the governor thought.

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    The task force estimated that the burden of debt totaled at least $167 billion and as much as $335 billion. Its members warned that the off-the-books debts tended to grow over time, so that even if Mr. Brown should succeed in pushing through his tax increase, gaining an additional $50 billion over the next seven years, the wall of debt would still be there, casting its shadow over the state.​
    They need to get their shit together.
     
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    Oh, so in other words Cali is emulating Federal government and spending money it doesn't have.

    Great plan. Let me know how that works for them.
     
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