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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sure. I'm not sure what that has to do with Boehner though.
    As the GOP Speaker of the House, he is the highest ranked political office that belongs to the GOP. And the GOP have been criticizing Obama and the Democratic Party for government spending. And they have proposed government cuts to many important programs funded by the government. Of those programs include important science and research programs, such as NOAA's weather satellites and early warning networks, and even heating oil subsidies for the poor.

    So it seems odd that Boehner would favor government spending for energy with regards to nuclear power plants in his home state but also be against spending for energy with regards to heating oil subsidies for the poor.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I'm not against funding for either Solyndra or for nuclear power plants. In fact, I think all nuclear power plants should be owned and operated by the government because only the government has the money to ensure the safe continual operation of these plants.

    But the GOP attacks the Democrats for government spending, and in 2010 there was a "Tea Party revolution" that even upset the neo-conservative GOP incumbents.

    So I don't really attack neo-conservatives for government spending - I know that the issue with them is "What do you want to spend government money on?" But with Tea Party GOPers they are opposed to even that, and attack Democrats just on that alone. Which is highly disingenuous.
    Which goes back to point two...as if there is a difference between dems and reps. Boehner is no Tea Party republican. He crows over a few drops of cuts to the deficit.

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    As the GOP Speaker of the House, he is the highest ranked political office that belongs to the GOP. And the GOP have been criticizing Obama and the Democratic Party for government spending. And they have proposed government cuts to many important programs funded by the government. Of those programs include important science and research programs, such as NOAA's weather satellites and early warning networks, and even heating oil subsidies for the poor.

    So it seems odd that Boehner would favor government spending for energy with regards to nuclear power plants in his home state but also be against spending for energy with regards to heating oil subsidies for the poor.
    I agreed that the Tea Party has been for cuts. My statement is that I do not know how what Boehner is doing affects that. Boehner is not the Tea Party.

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Have you read the Tea Party's position on this?
    Specious question since the Tea Party is not centrally organized nor lead and what maybe the official position of one particular group may or may not be the same among other groups.
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Specious question since the Tea Party is not centrally organized nor lead and what maybe the official position of one particular group may or may not be the same among other groups.
    So we'll just slam them for this because well, somebody might be O.K. with it.

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    So we'll just slam them for this because well, somebody might be O.K. with it.
    Not sure exactly what side of the fence you have decided to fall on, but their is no single Tea Party it is not lead by a single group or individual and whatever you may find as being the position of A Tea Party still cannot be the position of all the Tea Parties nationwide, their only common position I know of is fiscal responsibility, responsible spending & less taxes.
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    While in theory I support nuclear power,

    I do find it amusing that those who bash Obama for picking winners while praising the free market are pushing for one of the most subsidized power sources in America.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Not sure exactly what side of the fence you have decided to fall on, but their is no single Tea Party it is not lead by a single group or individual and whatever you may find as being the position of A Tea Party still cannot be the position of all the Tea Parties nationwide, their only common position I know of is fiscal responsibility, responsible spending & less taxes.
    So why were they even brought into this discussion?

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    While in theory I support nuclear power,

    I do find it amusing that those who bash Obama for picking winners while praising the free market are pushing for one of the most subsidized power sources in America.
    I've seen few support it being subsidized. Even those that did seemed to be not real enthused about it. Perhaps if you feel that someone holds that position you should take them up on it as opposed to some generalized statement like this.

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    Re: Boehner Demands $2 Billion for Ohio Plant After Solyndra

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    In this instance the potential liabilities from producing uranium may be more than any lender would agree to get involved in. If there was an accident in this experimental process the lawyers would go after the deep pockets of the lenders. On the other hand it may be crony capitalism......both parties are guilty as charged.
    Huh? Enrichment is relatively safe. Mining uranium is not that dirty. What exactly are you talking about?

    The problem is that nuclear plant construction is historically horrifically over budget and over time. Banks don't lend without guarantees. Boehner is pushing for more government involvement in the economy after he bashes Obama for that.

    The hypocrisy is reaching fever pitch here.
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