To the Editor:
Is Going Green bankrupting the country?
"Someone once said the Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:?If it moves tax it, if it keeps moving regulate it, if it stalls subsidize it."
Solar panels, wind energy, biofuels-gas, diesel and cellulose, batteries, electric cars have cost us billions if not trillions of dollars.
Solar panels cost us millions - bankrupt
Battery Co's millions - bankrupt
GM's electric car 6 billion, a car nobody wants, the competition already has them.
Wind energy over 13 billion every year
Ethanol has cost us in the billions
Biodiesel billions. I forget algae costs.
This year they added 59 million for cellulosic biofuel, 2.2 billion for biodiesel and the list keeps growing.
About 7 years ago a ribeye steak cost about $12 at most restaurants, today it's about $20 or more. Land was 3-4 thousand an acre - now it's 13-14 thousand per acre.
Are your groceries costing more?
If you have a green idea, talk to the government. If it looks good they will give you the money. If it fails - big deal. What's a few more trillion wasted.
U.S. taxpayers don't care. It's a green job creator - right? If the industry can't stand by itself, it should fail. Period.
(signed)?Tom Hoch, Emmetsburg, IA