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Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr Rocky Smith. Regarding your statement: "COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now."

The *cost* to the public doesn't go away because it's not directly paid for. The public pays by the effects of pollution on public health ... who pays that? And also there's the cost of, yes despite rampant denial, the VERY REAL effects of Global Warming that's an Existential Threat to Life on Earth. What's that worth to you. Google, "The Physics of Global Warming" Powell.

You reveal yourself to be the "other kind of socialist" ... the "cost redistribution" kind of socialist. Yes, you're a socialist ... the kind you love.

Plus, costs documented at whitehouse.gov are passed onto the public to the tune of:

Production Fossil Fuel Subsidies $4.7 B / year.

There are a number of tax preferences, described below, available in the United States to producers of fossil fuels. The preferences below are all permanent provisions in the tax code. The annual revenue costs estimated for each provision are taken from the Mid-Session Review of the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015, which is available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/msr.

Provision descriptions are derived from the General Explanation of the Administrations Revenue Proposal, sometimes referred to as the Treasury Green Book, which is available here: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ta…

In total, the United States government has identified eleven Federal fossil fuel production tax provisions, as shown below. Combined, these provisions total USD 4.7 billion in annual revenue cost (nominal annual average figure based on the 10-year revenue estimate). The provisions are listed in order of greatest annual revenue cost to least.

https://www.treasury.gov/open/Documents/US…

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Posted by scubafox on 06/15/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

hopefully he will be as un-effective as our p***y grabber-in-chief. They can't get anything done and certainly aren't looking for any bipartisan help. They have been the party of no for so long they forgot how to govern. two thirds of the country already realizes the mistake we just made electing this uninformed unqualified egomaniacal bigoted kleptocrat.

We had the Professor and now we got Gilligan.

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Posted by happyfew on 06/15/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

Ugh, he personifies reefer madness..... hopefully he won't be around long.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/15/2017 at 10:42 AM

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