Originally Posted by Dave
Jeff I hate to break it to you but the Iraq and Afghan war funding was less than 1% of the decades federal budget.
Obama spent more than what was spent on the entire Iraq and Afghan wars over a decade in his first 3 months in office on failed stimuluses, failed green energy grants and loans and failed jobs bills and corp bailouts
1% of the budget? Then why did we borrow the money? It's like saying, "Sure we have the money to buy this product, but lets just put it on the old credit card anyway and pay it back later with interest.
Failed stimulus? Good luck qualifying that argument, considering it was conceived under the Bush regime and pushed by Paulson. What would have happened to the auto industry had nothing been done? The loss in jobs would have been catastrophic, not solely with the auto manufacturers, but with all of the companies that supported them. Since we're on the subject of the stimulus, how much has been paid back by those companies? What is the net loss? It's pretty easy to say that all if the money was spent, but its not the whole truth, as is so often the case.
Aside from Solindra (sp?), how many green energy companies "failed" after receiving money. At what point do we stop screaming "drill baby, drill!" And start using our technological advantages to create scalable alternative energy platforms? I champion any reasonable effort made to get around our fossil fuel addiction. How much time do you think we have left to figure this out? Would you keep ignoring the problem? Or would you be willing to spend a few dollars to try and promote growth and knowledge in the field? Drilling for our natural resources does absolutely nothing to solve the real problem at hand.
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