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"Marsha Blackburn, the Republican senior senator from Tennessee, is not about building a green future. In 2008, as a House member, she voted against tax incentives for renewable energy. During her 2018 Senate campaign and before, she expressed doubt about human responsibility for climate change. Earlier this year, when the United States rejoined the Paris agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Ms. Blackburn complained that the move would “kill another 400,000 jobs and lead our country away from energy independence.” In August she voted against the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, calling it “the gateway to socialism”

But in September, Ms. Blackburn was singing a different song, coming out in full support of a major green development in West Tennessee: Ford Motor Co.’s new Blue Oval City is an enormous $5.6 billion complex that will manufacture electric pickup trucks and, in partnership with SK Innovation of South Korea, batteries for electric vehicles.

On the subject of electric vehicles, Mitch McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky, has also experienced a come-to-Jesus transformation of late. In July he decried Senate Democrats’ efforts “to wage war on fossil fuels,” but in September, when Ford announced it would be building its new BlueOval SK battery-manufacturing twin site in Kentucky, he too released a statement: “I applaud Ford”

In investing $11.4 billion in electric vehicles and bringing those jobs to Tennessee and Kentucky, the Ford Motor Co. has inadvertently invented a perfect laboratory experiment in how to turn the red states green.

All deathbed conversions smack of hypocrisy, and this level of overt hypocrisy is almost unbelievable. Green technology is economically viable today only because Democrats seeded this field years ago. Red-state politicians have worked unceasingly to subvert policies that created the very economic harvest they are now reaping themselves. It is truly nothing less than enraging."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/08/opinion/ford-tennessee-jobs-electric-cars.html
#15197433
This is basically the MO for conservatives in America.

They bash government investment in "useless things", yet it was government investment that seeded fracking (something rural communities benefit from). The government funded green energy. Even funded Tesla....

People have very short memories and are very myopic.
#15197436
Rancid wrote:This is basically the MO for conservatives in America.

They bash government investment in "useless things", yet it was government investment that seeded fracking (something rural communities benefit from). The government funded green energy. Even funded Tesla....

People have very short memories and are very myopic.


Rural electrification? Goverment
Interstate? Goverment
Reason for Airports and postal offices almost anywhere to connect your wilderness with civilization? Goverment
Reason people get to a hospital and not expelled out by security the moment the hospital realizes the person doesn't have a penny to their name (or insurance)? Government.
#15197439
XogGyux wrote:
Rural electrification? Goverment
Interstate? Goverment
Reason for Airports and postal offices almost anywhere to connect your wilderness with civilization? Goverment
Reason people get to a hospital and not expelled out by security the moment the hospital realizes the person doesn't have a penny to their name (or insurance)? Government.


GPS, internet as well.
#15200592
Rancid wrote:This is basically the MO for conservatives in America.

They bash government investment in "useless things", yet it was government investment that seeded fracking (something rural communities benefit from). The government funded green energy. Even funded Tesla....

People have very short memories and are very myopic.


That's hilarious because Biden credited General Motors as being the brains behind the Electric Car revolution and refused to invite Elon Musk.
#15201406
How is "Green technology economically viable"? Without heavy subsidies by tax payers, it doesn't go anywhere. People will not buy it naturally. That should tell you everything you need to know about its viability.

Furthermore, the right aren't ogre's because they don't support green energy.

The fact is, Washington DC makes decisions where to spend more and more of the EARNER'S money and you think that's great. I'm not sure why you believe in that concept. You see, when you decide to confiscate more and more of a worker's pay, they have less to spend somewhere else. So while the politician or congressional staffer will tell you how great green energy is, disposable income drops and other businesses that aren't participating in green energy projects will suffer. See, money can't be spent in two places at once.

Furthermore, the turbine makers and solar panel producers see easy money and they push up prices to soak up all that free money because they can, so the tax payer ends up getting a raw deal on overpriced products because they have no choice. Uncle Sam just writes more checks to the oligarchs. Yes! We have oligarchs also. We just don't call them that because it's "rude" and not politically correct.

Call me crazy, but I just don't believe in allocating a bunch of tax payer dollars and earmark it for China so we can buy wind turbines and solar panels. The electric car you drive still has a smoke stack somewhere as you charge it. And NO, the rich will NOT pay for it. They never do. In a global economy, they'll just relocate their assets as congress pays lip service to skinning the rich alive and actually skinning the working class alive.

So the top-down, iron-fisted, Soviet-style rule from ivory towers will collapse us as surely as it collapsed them.

The more Washington DC does, the worse things get. Don't you see it yet?

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