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    Re: another solyndra, electric car battery maker facing financial hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    people used to yell "get a horse" at the first cars.

    nah, they never caught on. lol
    How was the government involved in building the first automobiles?

    It was American hard work and ingenuity that did it. Now that ingenuity is being used more in getting money from the government rather than creating anything worthwhile.

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    Re: another solyndra, electric car battery maker facing financial hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    How was the government involved in building the first automobiles?

    It was American hard work and ingenuity that did it. Now that ingenuity is being used more in getting money from the government rather than creating anything worthwhile.
    Actually it was French hard work and ingenuity ... not to mess up the narrative.

    Of course government was largely responsible for the development of nuclear power, space travel, the computer, the internet, and a few other minor inventions.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: another solyndra, electric car battery maker facing financial hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You quoted me as saying something I did not say.
    True, I just pointed out that your argument, that America was competitive against the China is a oversimplification that somewhat ignores economic history. Also remember that China wasn't doing much trade with the US even after Nixon.
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    Re: another solyndra, electric car battery maker facing financial hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Actually it was French hard work and ingenuity ... not to mess up the narrative.

    Of course government was largely responsible for the development of nuclear power, space travel, the computer, the internet, and a few other minor inventions.
    Why not drift even further from the point and mention the Germans?

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    Re: another solyndra, electric car battery maker facing financial hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Why not drift even further from the point and mention the Germans?
    You want to chastise me for commenting on your diversion?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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