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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    No, This is just another attempt by industry to privatize the profits and socialize the losses. They are so risky that no one except the Federal government will insure them.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Absolutely they should. Energy independence is a national security issue.
    I voted no. I am for energy independence; however, I don't want the government picking winners and losers. There should be no subsidies.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Wasn't Obama going to subsidize Brazil for their oil?
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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Not subsidize, but rather give initial tax breaks.

    Also, streamline the process which certifies a given plant for operation (not reduce safety requirements, just make it easier, faster, and cheaper go through the process of doing so).


    In short, reduce startup costs.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Absolutely they should. Energy independence is a national security issue.
    I see it as a matter of defense as well. We would be crippled without our power grid.
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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Last edited by Jerry; 06-07-11 at 06:45 PM.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Wasn't Obama going to subsidize Brazil for their oil?
    short answer, no.....
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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Wasn't Obama going to subsidize Brazil for their oil?
    Does the oil industry really need more subsidies?
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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Government should not subsidize private entities.
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    Re: Should the U.S. government subsidize the construction of nuclear power plants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    Government should not subsidize private entities.
    but they do, private people as well....subsidies should ALL be phased out. No more medicare, Social Security, tax breaks for the rich or the corporate world....

    Like that is going to happen....
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