Sources: Detroit News, Department of Energy
quote: “By investing in breakthrough technologies that can drastically reduce the amount of energy consumed during manufacturing, the Energy Department is supporting President Obama’s blueprint for an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, and skills for American workers.”
quote: "To get our state growing rapidly again, we must continue to transform our economy and see more advanced manufacturing products being made in Michigan," said U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing. "This public-private partnership will support Dow Chemical and General Motors as they continue to develop new innovative technologies that will help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and create new high-tech jobs here in Michigan."
quote: The government only gave to the private sector because the republicans would throw a fit if money was given to the public sector (such as an educational institutions) for clean tech research.
quote: When you go into deficit spending, you're time-shifting productivity from the future into today.
quote: I like bah12's point, that a compromise must be reached of both raising taxes and lowering entitlements. However, I feel that funding research and encouraging entrepreneurship is paramount to the long term success of any nation.
quote: This is nothing more than early stages of socialism, not capitalism, crony or otherwise.
quote: Trying to pin the blame on one or the other after ignoring the problem for so long is like lifting up a rock that's always been in your back yard to be confronted with a pit of rattle snakes.