Now, that isn't all industries. Cars, for example, were pretty rapidly profitable. Computers though, like the internet, were developed primarily by the government for decades before any of those people got involved. Computers were first invented in WWII by the military to crack enigma and the military, DARPA especially, and NASA were the primary investors in computer research for decades before it was ripe for the private sector.
Think of all the things in your day to day life that were developed, or even invented, by the government. Radio, satellites, microwaves, computers, the internet... I don't believe that the government should just go around willy nilly investing in fads or that most industries require long term government investments to get off the ground, but some do and identifying and properly funding those has always been a key to the economic success of any economic powerhouse. We need to continue setting up the booms that the US will be leading 10, 20, 50, years from now like we've always done in the past or else we're not going to be able to stay on top. Green energy is pretty clearly the next one of those up.
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I wonder if these now out of work greenies would welcome Obama like they did when he was wasting their tax money and ours for a ridiculous project that never had a chance in hell of making, because China can make the same product for less than half as much.
$355 million wasted dollars to fight the HOAX of man caused Global Warming. What Crock O Stuff.