More "Electric Car" Stupidity at Taxpayer Expense

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    What's a hundred eighteen million dollars between friends, anyway. The little ole, inconsequential, taxpayer got away cheap on that 'un at a measly 118 mill.
    Did you catch Larry Summers notes surreptitiously released a day or so ago, written during the early days of the Obama Administration? The Dems wanted to go for a trillion dollar stimulus but were afraid to do so because it might have spooked the markets. Most of the economists at work in the administration during the early days agreed that even at 787 billion, there was no way they were going to be able to spend all that money. Mr Summers must have taken a look around at what was going on during the Obama haydays, with scores of Democrats behaving like the Disney character Scrooge McDuck busily swimming around and through the piles of stimulus dollars available to them, realized what the consequences to his own career would be like if he hung around any longer, and got the 'frog' out.

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    Granny says dem politicians is always wastin' taxpayer's money...
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    House Republican Says ‘Three Is A Trend’ in Another Stimulus-Funded Green Company Bankruptcy
    January 27, 2012 – The third federally subsidized green energy company to declare bankruptcy seems to indicate a pattern, said Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations.
     
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    It's idiocy! We need a bigger electrial system to power these....Hundreds of more miles of solar or wind or a dozen more nuclear, coal plants. Obama favors solar and wind. Obama is a fool.
     
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    For the most part these are scams some get rich over, at our expense. We should be looking at natural gas.
     
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    They should be called coal cars...
     
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    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

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    Well, he bought into the hot air society--er, global warming scam--so he sees a way to make his political constituents happy, the only trouble is, it costs us half a billion for every vote he buys.

    That's a little crazy.

    Hurry November, and let's heave-ho the nonsense.
     
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    Purely electrial cars are not viable yet. They should go the diesel-electric (substitute gas for diesel here, same idea) that trains use.

    That way you get the distance of a fuel, but the modularity to drop in anything that can produce electricity.
     
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    Here's a novel idea (ok, it's not novel, it's basic common sense).... let the private sector fund and develop new technologies. They are better at it than Obama Inc.
     
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    4 more years and we will be driving Flinstone Powered cars. :D

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