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  •  If we could just get our bankster buddies to (4+ / 0-)

    invest in green/renewable energy, we’d be sh*ttin’ in a swangin’ jug.
    I just can’t help but to bring up the Fed 0% loan program, through which the government lends money to big banks at near 0%, then borrows it back at ~3% in the form of banks buying US treasuries. Then next to bring up the idea of the government setting up something that would guarantee banks those same kinds of returns on green/renewable energy investments (i.e. something like government bonds, except targeted toward renewable energy, or possibly even guarantees of so much per KWH etc. on renewable/alternative energy infrastructure investments etc.)? Then next to make the point that if they’re going to rob the taxpayers anyway, at least an idea like this would produce tangible results (i.e. something that would actually exist on the material plane), instead of just a camouflaged money-generating operation that ‘rescues’ the richest m*therf*ckers in the world, while contributing little if any to (actually incentivizing the diversion of investment away from) the general economy.
    I could put up with the banksters if they would help us keep the fossil-fuelers from killing the planet (i.e. lesser evil I guess, oh well).

    •  They don't want to. For whatever reason. (4+ / 0-)

      Apparently, investing in/creating a new economy that would allow people to remain bloody rich plutocrats but that would also preserve the planet just isn't good enough, dammit. It's not as full of win as doubling or tripling down on what we're already doing, sticking our fingers in our ears and yelling "Nanny nanny boo boo!" at the carbon molecules in the atmosphere.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:11:33 PM PST

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