“You don’t just pick winners and losers – you pick losers”

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Best line of the night……

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9 Responses to ““You don’t just pick winners and losers – you pick losers””

  1. jbtalcott Says:

    Like General Motors?

  2. Dwight Says:

    More compelling if Romney’s own campaign didn’t fact check him that less than 1% of alternative energy companies invested in by the government have gone bust. I also don’t get Romney attacking Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, they are paying back their loan, planning to accelerate the rate, and Musk is worth at least ten times Romney, so by the right’s measuring stick he is ten times the job creator.

  3. Richard Warnick Says:

    The ARRA earmarked only about $21 billion for wind and solar. It hasn’t all been spent yet. Only three of the 33 companies that received loans have failed โ€” representing less than 2 percent of money budgeted.

  4. Richard Warnick Says:

    Another point- government loan guarantees are not the same as outright spending. Nobody hires teachers with loan guarantees.

  5. Ronald D. Hunt Says:

    I find it equally interesting that not once is it mentioned that the problems in the solar investments where related to illegal market dumping by China.

    There is currently a 250% tariff on Chinese made solar panels to combat this behavior intended to destroy US industries.

    The outlandishness of corruption in trade with China is out of hand, its time we just cut the connection all together; trading with China just isn’t worth it.

    “I also donโ€™t get Romney attacking Elon Musk of Tesla Motors”

    Those Tesla cars don’t use gasoline, many of the republicans largest contributions are oil companies and take issue with vehicles that are not dependent on their dirty expensive fuel.

    Obama/Biden and Big Bird 2012

  6. jbtalcott Says:

    Holly. You might want to be careful about chiding others for picking “losers”, if you catch my drift. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pops Says:

    Of course Teslas don’t burn gasoline. They run on coal.

  8. hollyonthehill Says:

    Choosing to back a candidate who doesn’t end up winning is nothing like taking taxpayer dollars and throwing them down the toilet.

  9. Ronald D. Hunt Says:

    “They run on coal.”

    Or solar, Or nuclear(my preference), Or hydro electric, Or wind, Or fusion in the future, etc.

    Either way however, Coal is 100% American employing Americans through the entire supply chain, And pollution is easier to deal with when produced at a centralized location such as a power plant, And to be clear even when obtaining power from a coal based power plant the amount of pollution released is still far less then that of gasoline.

    The important part about electric vehicles is that you can generate their charge from a long list of different sources each with their own ups and downs.

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