Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
So so SO stupid.What they should do is offer up a $1 billion dollar prize to the first company to create a mass-producible car which can get a certain gas mileage.This paying for research shit is mostly about stealing money from the public coffers...Better yet why don't we offer up $100 billion for the first company to produce fusion technology.We might have to print it, but it would be worth it.
How about we let the market decide? You know, supply & Demand and shit. OR we can be free to do what we are told to do.
"I want". This from an individual who has no background in the sciences, engineering, market economics or infrastructure development. Looks like the Obamacars will run on hope and unicorn farts.
Well, I am guessing you mean the overarching tone that it is up to Obama what type of energy we use, and/or the fact that the flippin' batteries have to be charged using another energy source, which they don't mention.But to add:"The initiative, proposing to spend $200 million a year on research, would be paid for with revenue from federal oil and gas leases on offshore drilling and would not add to the deficit."That is wrong. The deficit will certainly be higher than it would be if the $200 million was used to pay the deficit down instead of spending it on this, so it will add to the deficit.Then there is"But what has had an impact, measurable impact, on climate change has been, for example, the car rule that the president has put in place..."The use of the word measurable is ridiculous; there isn't even an agreement on an empirical definition of climate change, let alone a measurable impact of anything on it, if it has even happened."Obama spoke from inside Argonne's Advanced Photon Source, a ring-shaped facility a mile and a half around."The circumference of the ring is 3622 ft.
There are so many things to choose from. But I think you're looking for this: the president has neither the authority nor the expertise to say what U.S. cars and trucks should run on.
Gotta burn the fuel *somewhere*, then transport the electricity to the car, over aluminum powerlines that are -- 30-60% efficient. So, we're wasting energy in transmission, and then burning MORE fuel to make enough electricity for charging batteries to get the same distance as the original engine burning gasoline. Acting! Genius! Thank you!I love how politicians think they can legislate away the physics, engineering and mathematics---Magic Unicorns with Rainbow Wings for Everyone!
"The initiative, proposing to spend $200 million a year on research, would be paid for with revenue from federal oil and gas leases on offshore drilling and would not add to the deficit."the US is oil rich and could be energy independent, it could also be debt free if it didn't invest in endless wars and greedy bankster bailouts. Electric cars would be nice but just like the rumor that Los Angeles once had the greatest public transportation until corporate interests ruined it, electric cars are going to get burried by corporate interests....Is this where you are going with this Mr. Capitalism????
Oh I dunno, maybe that it's not the government's job to tell people what to drive in the first place? Second, that borrowing money to continue flogging a long dead horse is irresponsible. Third, that the greenies and Obama are pretending that all the oil reserves that are accessible by fracking don't exist. Al_in_Ottawa
i seem to recall the administration investing heavily in alternative passenger vehicle drivetrains before... How many Chevy Volts are rolling off the production line right now?
Why does the government even care what kind of cars we wish to drive?
Sorry, I couldn't finish reading. it was too painful. not enough words to describe the blithering idiocy of that man and those who think like him. vote for Pedro and he'll make all your wildest dreams come true. cue dance music.
Obama wasted more gas than most commuters in a month to go to a photo op to say we should stop using oil?
hmm, what is wrong...it isn't his place decide when the economy does or doesn't use oil?
He seems to think jobs are created by reading a speech off a teleprompter. I guess he'd think energy policy comes the same way.
We are sitting on top of more oil than Saudi Arabia but we MUST stop using it???
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