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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 02:31 AM
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Meanwhile, in the world of "hard energy"
Who cares if Mittens wears lucky underwear? Watch these two videos all the way through and come back and tell us all what's more important.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 03:47 AM
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1. And the DLC wants a National Infrastructure loans to
Edited on Mon May-07-12 03:58 AM by No Elephants
privately-owned nuclear plants, as though they were publicly-built and owned roads and bridges.

After all, why not? The American taxpayer lives to serve and further enrich the investor class, which will gladly destroy everything on the planet for an extra buck on the bottom line.

The best way to begin restoring our economy is to spend the $10 billion over the next four years on strategic investments in building up our public infrastructure -- our airports, roads, bridges, ports, nuclear power plant security, broadband networks and environmental technologies.

Public infrastructure investment not only creates well-paying jobs, but it also generates a healthy multiplier effect throughout the economy by creating demand for materials and services. New roads, for example, can increase the number of new homes, offices and other businesses. Ports link up towns to trade, and airports connect people to other economic centers within the global economy.

(Nowhere in the essay does its author, Harold Ford, the last (I hope) chair of the DLC, indicate that he is aware of any difference whatever between a publicly owned, relatively non-lethal bridge and a privately-owned nuclear power plant.

The DLC has been pushing infrastructure loans for a long time and cited a National Infrastructure Bank in its top 3 recommendations to the then new President, Obama (along with with a stimulus and a cost cutting commission) .

See also (Simpson Bowles, aka the "Cat Food Commission, earned the public's gratitude).

We have already seen versions of the DLC recommendation on the stimulus and the cost cutting commission. And, if you recall, President Obama mentioned a National Infrastructure Bank when he addressed the September 2011 Special Joint Session of Congress that "no drama Obama" had requested, though he did not mention it in connection with nuclear power plants.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 11:01 AM
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2. Well, I doubt many would object to increased security at nuclear power plants
Never mind the fact that that "security" is an illusion when it comes to natural forces and/or human error.
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