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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 05:42 PM

3. One thing lost ?

The facts don't need to get lost. Your ideas are good just not accurate. The Government did not pay for the electric grid with taxes and grants. The government guaranteed the companies a profit (rate of return). Thats a lot different than a tax or grant. Tax breaks and grants are what are being given to companies that install wind or solar to the grid. Edison, Westinghouse and GE were the creators of the electric grids. REA's and Muni's were created by the government because companies did not want to invest in wires and poles in low population areas where they could not get there money back. The government is barely providing research grants for next generation development. Funding has been greatly cut since 1980 and its a shame. To make clean energy work we need massive energy storage. Batteries are a poor substitute not vary efficient and the rare earth metals used are toxic waste and a problem to dispose. The energy used to refine these material creates large amounts of C02 since these material mostly come from China. I am getting off on a tangent!

I mostly agree with statements on the Interstate. The Interstates were initially funded for military purpose to move Nuclear War heads and troupes cross country in case of war. But we the people paid for the cost. Anyone who drives gets the benefit. Do people use these facilities to make money you bet. As long as we the people get the benefit of low cost goods I benefit. I do not have the land to grow my own food anymore. There needs to be a balance between use and benefit for people business.

"WE THE PEOPLE need to get a fair share back and we need to be involved in how these systems are best used." I agree !

Just want the facts to be accurate.

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