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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I don't understand this rabid anti-investment attitude. If this was 1950 alternative energy would be considered a national security problem and the government would of spent oodles of money to solve the problem. Like anything else there's failures and advancement but this Conservative obsession over every failure seems to point to this idea that the United States should get out of subsidizing research or something. Historical the US as subsidized more research than any other country in the world. It's why we were so more advanced on computers, the microchip, sattelite technology, the internet, etc.

    It seems like you guys are so obsessed with taxes you just wanna hold your fistful of dollars while America slips into decline.
    I believe that if these were good investments people would be lining up to give them money.

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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

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    Cost of War to the United States | COSTOFWAR.COM

    10 years.

    $470 Billion Dollars spent.

    2790 Coalition Military deaths (including 158 Canadians, many from my province)

    And what some would estimate as 20, 000 Afghans killed...

    And what to show for it?

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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This thread was started to discuss the administration's investment in now two failed companies. You want to make it, "Yeah, but look what the GOP did." I've never on one post ever ever said, "Yeah, but your guy's worse." That is just so lame.
    I didn't post, "Look what the GOP did." I posted, "Look what the GOP didn't do."

    You seem to praise the GOP for going after the Obama's administration for wasteful spending. But I'm questioning why you aren't pointing out how the GOP has wasted more money and did so in a way that has killed soldiers?

    The fact that you refuse to address this is lamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I ask you this: "I assume the Dems are investigating?"

    And you reply:

    What??
    Please hone your discussion skills so you can follow the thread better.

    Why do you expect only Democrats to go against wasteful spending done by GOP Congresses and Presidents?

    Why don't you expect Republicans to go against wasteful spending done by GOP Congresses and Presidents?

    The fact that you don't only shows how inherently partisan your thinking is.

    Wasteful spending should be gone against by both Republicans and Democrats no matter who does it.

    If we do not expect that, then you can't honestly be aghast by wasteful spending. You're just aghast when the other side does it. Which is as partisan as you can get.
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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I believe that if these were good investments people would be lining up to give them money.
    Just like morgages, student loans, FDIC, etc... I wonder why they call it a subsidy, by god you must be a genius.

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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I didn't post, "Look what the GOP did." I posted, "Look what the GOP didn't do."

    You seem to praise the GOP for going after the Obama's administration for wasteful spending. But I'm questioning why you aren't pointing out how the GOP has wasted more money and did so in a way that has killed soldiers?

    The fact that you refuse to address this is lamer.

    Please hone your discussion skills so you can follow the thread better.

    Why do you expect only Democrats to go against wasteful spending done by GOP Congresses and Presidents?

    Why don't you expect Republicans to go against wasteful spending done by GOP Congresses and Presidents?

    The fact that you don't only shows how inherently partisan your thinking is.

    Wasteful spending should be gone against by both Republicans and Democrats no matter who does it.

    If we do not expect that, then you can't honestly be aghast by wasteful spending. You're just aghast when the other side does it. Which is as partisan as you can get.
    This thread was about a specific project that went belly up. Let me know when you're sober. You're making absolutely no sense at all.
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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This thread was about a specific project that went belly up. Let me know when you're sober. You're making absolutely no sense at all.
    Or you need to hone your discussion skills better in order to follow the very plainly explained posts I've made.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    In others new.

    Cost of War to the United States | COSTOFWAR.COM

    10 years.

    $470 Billion Dollars spent.

    2790 Coalition Military deaths (including 158 Canadians, many from my province)

    And what some would estimate as 20, 000 Afghans killed...

    And what to show for it?
    No more 9/11's
    No shopping center bottle bombs
    Osama Bin Deader

    And this, you little brat:

    derailed.jpg
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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    [b]Just like morgages, student loans, FDIC, etc... I wonder why they call it a subsidy, by god you must be a genius.
    The governments involvement in mortgages went over well didn't it? Why are we subsidizing failure?

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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Or you need to hone your discussion skills better in order to follow the very plainly explained posts I've made.
    I won't be honing them to discuss this thread with you. Come back when you want to discuss the OP. You've done nothing but criticize me and added absolutely nothing to the subject of this post. Go away.
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    Re: Another Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, $39 Million Borrowed From Taxpayers

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No more 9/11's
    No shopping center bottle bombs
    Osama Bin Deader

    And this, you little brat:
    Let me put it to you this way.

    There are many ways of doing things.

    It costs a fair bit to get a house and maintain one.

    If I have a wife and two kids.

    And Bill across the street has a wife and two kids.

    And Bill sneaks over one night and kills my wife and two kids.

    I go over there and kill Bill and for arguments sake we live in a world where an eye for an eye is acceptable. But I don't kill Bills wife and two kids cause I'm better then Bill.

    Why does it then make sense for me to occupy Bills house for 10 years, decorating it, paying for Bills wife and kids to eat whilst at the same time trying to renovate my own house...

    A long drawn out analogy I know. But the simple answer is you could have done all you listed without all that cost of lives, equipment and money and time.

    And while we;re on the subject Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan not Afghanistan.

    And I'm not a brat.

    Bad spending is bad spending. If you're worried about 39 million, well I'm afraid you're missing the ****ing point.

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