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Should America take oil and gas subsidies and apply them to alternative power and fuel resources?


Why American stubbornly continues to support a fossil fuel industry that is swimming in money from inflated fuel prices is a confounding issue.

 

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    Mitch Alan 5 years ago

    absolutely correct...subsidies are not the answer. A reduction in taxes and overbearing (not all)governmmental regulation.


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    Sustainable Sue 5 years ago

    Read this, before defending the oil companies too strongly - http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/01/exx...


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    JT Walters 5 years ago

    Yes, right in the N. Dakota.


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    Mitch Alan 5 years ago

    Government funding isn't the answer, as the government doesn't have any money that it does't first confiscate from those that produce. If there is a market for reliable "alternate" fuel they will be brought to market by way of the free market.


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    Sustainable Sue 5 years ago

    Yes, I complain about the US military using so much oil. That's why we went to Iraq and tried to build a pipeline through Afghanistan too (which the Taliban blocked). Yes, I dislike $ given to Israel. Subsidies are best used for new technologies.


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    Larry Wall 5 years ago

    We did respond when OPEC closed the tap. We drilled more wells, we advanced technology, we lower the speed limit, we conserved and the industry produced more oil. We panic when our gas gauge was at 3/4 of a tank by needlessly topping off our tanks.


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    Larry Wall 5 years ago

    Tell the woman, whose only income is from the oil co. stocks he purchased while working and left it to her when he died that she is a "wealthy shareholder." Tell teachers in LA, where part of their retirement is in oil stocks that they are wealthy.


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    Larry Wall 5 years ago

    Some of our "foreign aid" goes to feed hungry children, provide basic health care and teach people how to earn a living. Some, maybe a majority,of it is wasted.


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    Gusser 5 years ago

    A carbon tax? Really? So the poor should pay a tax for every product that is connected to oil? Food, clothing, anything plastic etc. Are you sure the rich shouldn't jusy pay?


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    Doc Snow 5 years ago

    Solyndra went bankrupt largely because their ultra-sophisticated technology couldn't compete with simpler, cheaper Chinese panels. As for 'going to jail as they would in the pricate (sic) sector,' no one from Lehman has gone to jail, either.


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    Gusser 5 years ago

    Is your car sail powered? Is your computer made without plastic? Is your food grown at your house? OIL is the lifeblood of modern life. NOTHING replaces it. Until something does, DRILL BABY DRILL.


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    Nathan K (madmachio) 5 years ago

    Heck Yea!


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    Larry Wall 5 years ago

    You take away the subsidies, the oil company pass on their increase cost to the consumer. How long do you think it will be before an alternate is in place and the necessary infrastructure is built.


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    Gusser 5 years ago

    Name one source that will replace oil.


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    Nathan K (madmachio) 5 years ago

    Aggreed!


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    akram saqib 5 years ago

    The budget losses are not due to the alternate resource finding but using the money in war instead of research. alternate resources are not being sought but the alternate preys.


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