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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Which oil company has received a half-a-billion dollar government handout?
    Probably all of the big ones.

    Eliminating Tax Subsidies for Oil Companies

    Run $45 billion in subsidies back over 10 year divided by market share and it would be hard to argue none of the big ones didn't receive a half-a-billion dollar government handout.
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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's happens, because it's not a, "real industry". The oil and gas industry didn't have to, "sort itself out".
    No, that's not true. There were a ton of oil companies in the very early days. They got squashed fast when Standard Oil got big enough to force the railroads to charge its competitors more.

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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Probably all of the big ones.

    Eliminating Tax Subsidies for Oil Companies

    Run $45 billion in subsidies back over 10 year divided by market share and it would be hard to argue none of the big ones didn't receive a half-a-billion dollar government handout.
    Would you be so kind as to explain to us how these expense deductions don't apply to every other corporation in the country?

    Because, to me, they sound like the writing off the cost of doing business.
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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    No, that's not true. There were a ton of oil companies in the very early days. They got squashed fast when Standard Oil got big enough to force the railroads to charge its competitors more.
    How does that even come close rebutting my point?
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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How does that even come close rebutting my point?
    Huh? You said that didn't happen with oil and gas, no? What did you mean?

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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Huh? You said that didn't happen with oil and gas, no? What did you mean?
    That's right, it didn't.
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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's right, it didn't.
    So... Read my post above again maybe? That's what it is responding to. It did happen in oil and gas. There were a bunch at the start, the vast majority died off early on.

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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    So... Read my post above again maybe? That's what it is responding to. It did happen in oil and gas. There were a bunch at the start, the vast majority died off early on.
    But, not because they were investing in a non-existant market.
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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, not because they were investing in a non-existant market.
    I'm not sure what you're talking about. Explain maybe?

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    Re: Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy

    If they really wanted to increase demand for alternative energy they would place emphasis on demand. But, consumers as a rule dont have lobbyists. So we get stuck with a system where the industry buys and sells influence and government meddles with supply. Other than to protect consumers or offer taxt incentives for innovation whereby consumers get some of their own money back for their investment in new tech...government shouldnt have a hand on the scales. They shouldnt be picking and choosing companies to support or punish.

    Green energy is going to have to prove itself as viable alternative that offers savings to consumers (large and small).

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