It is NOT the governments place to subsidize for profit businesses. How much more should we have pored into Solyndra? I hate this arguement. The problem wasn't that we blew the money, it was that we did not give them enough. **** that. The problem was that the Chinese pulled the rug out from underneath what Solyndra was trying to do. Investors could see this coming from miles away which is why they stayed away. How then does another company ever compete with the company that the government is poring billions into? How much of these billions then find their way back into campaign coffers?We simply are not providing the same kind of resources to our solar that other countries are giving to them. It's amusing to watch people demand the end to subsidies and then decry the death of American manufacturing. Giving up support to fledgling industries is basically sending them into a gladiator arena armed with wooden swords when the Germans and Chinese are arming their gladiators with diamond edged blades.
Nobody has any desire to deal with all the regulations put in place to simply allow to keep the government involved.Nuclear has existed since the 50s and is still reliant upon subsidies to get off the ground, get running and to dismantle.
Bite me. Don't tell me that I simply do not understand. We have these over runs because NO ONE in government demands accountability. It's just open the check book. I would demand a bid that was binding. You build it for the amount you bid or the government takes legal action. Funny, it works in the real world where people can't just take the money from someone else.See above. It helps to understand what you are talking about before posting. You appear less of a fool that way. And the F-35 basically doesn't have an alternative. That's partially why we have no choice. As opposed to say the advanced artillery Cheney killed and the Comanche that we didn't necessarily need.
If you do not believe you can do that, don't bid. If we decide that the new jet isn't worth the actual 10 billion it would actually cost to build, we don't build it.