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Subject: Re: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the W Date: 5/1/2014 9:34 AM
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1poorguy:" We shouldn't be trying to tax people who put panels on their roofs (as is happening now)"

In some cases, yes. But, why should some folks get a free rider? If someone adds $25,000 to their home, isn't their home now worth that much more? If they go to sell it, they'll get more for it. No different than adding a swimming pool, or upgrading the windows in the house - which might trigger higher taxes due to the improvements.

Most places don't tax extra for solar panels. But if they did? That's a local decision, not a federal one.

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," we should be incentivizing it."

Why? Personal home solar installations are a near zero gain situation. Most are not adequately maintained, they are usually not optimally sited...they are often eyesores in the neighborhood...

What you really want is massive large solar farms....and there is no reason to subsidize them either......

Why should every one else be paying your electric bill? The 'we' is everyone else. Why should I pay fed taxes to build solar farms in MT? or CA? so CA folks can buy 0.000004% more green energy?

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" We should be investing in solar thermal plants."

Again the liberal 'we'...Pick the pockets of tax payers to subsidize solar thermal plants in AZ or ME......

and why should 'we' (the public') be subsidizing something that will SELL, likely at a PROFIT, to consumers who will get gouged 35% more for 'green energy' than other energy ?

Let those who use it pay for it. Not the guy next to you whose pocket you would pick.

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"We should be working on storage technology so we can "charge it up" "

And why should 'we' be doing anything else than funding basic research or a pilot program or two?

Once again, 'you' pick the pockets of 'we' to get your dreams.

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". Etc. Offshore windmills are probably an outstanding idea also. "

As they are finding out in England, Off shore wind costs 50% more than on shore wind. It is not an outstanding idea. Hurricanes just love off shore locations.

Besides, your lib buddies, like the Kennedies, won't allow any wind projects anywhere off shore where any of them might be able to see them with a telescope from their mansions on the coast or islands like Nantucket....


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"Investing in fracking and pipelines is stupid from an environmental/survival standpoint, and therefore wasteful."

Once again, greenies heads must be exploding. You want to use less coal? And won't build new nukes? THen the only current option is natural gas.

Your brain must be on overload.


t.
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