Originally Posted by Warfish
Well, it's also a dishonest argument.
Oil/Gas is "subsidized" via tax breaks enjoyed by other industries as well. I.e. they get to keep more of their income.
Green Energy is directly subsidized. I.e. not only do they get to pay very little (or nothing) in taxes, they get a direct injection of Federal Money into their coffers to work with.
These are not equal situations. I could be convinced of the wisdom of Green Subsidies, but I really do prefer we have an honest debate about it all.
This is along the same lines as the Feds budgeting to increase spending by 10% (knowing they need to show a "cut" eventually), then accepting "only" a 8% increase in spending, and then trumpeting how they "cut spending by 2%".
No they didn't, they increased spending by 8%. The fact that this works so well is a poor reflection on the People imo.
At the entity I work at, they have a choice: increase headcount by 12 (TWELVE!) to save about $3million a year, or hire a vendor.
They are choosing the vendor because they think people will remember the 12 new people hired.