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You make some very good points and ask questions that I don't really have an answer for but I think initially all new products are expensive. Remember how expensive the first cell phone was and go back a little father, the mobile phone was too big and too expensive for practical use.
Yes ,computer chips are getting smaller and more powerful but it took expensive research and development to get there.
Your last statement calls for speculation but it it just my opinion that you have to artificially create the environment for alternative fuels because lower price outweighs the need for research and development, in most cases.....i.e. Have you ever noticed that the best we can do in Congress is the absolute minimal goals? A JFK promise of putting a man on the moon in the next decade would be ridiculed in today's climate.
Thanks for the comments
You're correct, as the independents go; so goes the election... In fact, this morning the administration will have a strategy meeting on how they will deal with the new Congress.
Only 40% of Independents approved of Obama in Sept. That's not a good sign for the Dems.
Unemployment is a symptom. One symptom. There are others.
Most people like Obama. They just don't agree with his ideology. And they don't like the way things are happening with this "change we can believe in". It was not the change most had in mind.
His disapproval has increased to 48% - oh well, whatever.
jbjAccording to Gallup, president Obama approval ratings have increased to 48% approval,that's better than Reagan and Clinton under similar circumstances, so he is not the problem, it's still that 9.6 % unemployment... Anyway you slice it.
You guys and George Soros tickle me... He contributes to the democratic party like the Koch brothers, the United States Chamber Commerce and Fox news to your party.
Have you ever considered that you might subscribe to an unpopular ideology? Nah...lol
If Obama had come up with this plan earlier instead of passing unpopular legislation at any cost, he would not be faced with the negative outcome predicted for his party this year. This may not have been the most popular idea of the times but it would have at least been more what was expected of a man who campaigned as he did. And yes, even though many have stopped listening to Obama and have "changed the channel" he would certainly win more votes with some positive plans for the future than the wild punches he and his team have been throwing.
Now it is Nancy Pelosi going under the bus and George Soros is getting off before the "avalanche".
But any article I read that mentions the tea party with such nonsense as, "think small and carry a big ego", I dismiss it as ignorance. The tea party emerged as a result of what our government is doing, I know, I was there from the first. We never needed a tea party before, and the Democratic party brought it on themselves by their failure to listen, failure to represent, and total disregard for the will of a section of the voters. An unpopular ideology threatens our way of life and the people who do not like it are going to vote against it. If we have a majority, at least now they will get the message.