posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 01:13 AM
Grape, as I have stated plenty of times, my hands lie in the middle when it comes to government interference. You think that a monopoly on the
food market a good thing?
You think certain having no restrictions on the drugs people put in our foods is a good thing? After all, that is a "free market"...
It is also naive to say a government owned market, or socialism or whatever word you wish to give, is better in any way. My point is that just
because it leans one way or another, does NOT make it good or bad.
Certainly though, I can understand the hate towards it being government owned due to our debt and wars and new police state laws. That is besides my
point, because I am speaking in the general philosophy of it.
In response to your comment on Ford and fairness. There is no answer to that, and it is not fair. That did not even hit me, so that is one point I
will give you.
Asmall, I don't think I ever recall hearing a government making their own "company"...unless I am missing something obvious. I wouldn't
include military in such a category either.
I am not talking about green house gases. I am talking about the "future" of cars. Cars are a very big part of America.
If we were to leave it to the free market, who knows if foreign automakers will get the jump on us and totally control "that" part of the market.
Wouldn't it be smart to switch to an energy source for our cars that we as a country have easy access to, such as "hydrogen" powered cars, or
Wouldn't this also help remove dependence on foreign oil? We still have our trucks, space ships, and airplanes that might need it, but what if all
of our daily cars ran off of water? More business here in the U.S, and it would hopefully keep the money inside the borders.
No one wants "green" cars (which I hate that word so much! It isn't about the "environment" to me, but all of the other pros that can come with
it as well) because they are currently a crap load of money, and offer no real savings or ways to even use them. Not many charge stations here in
The government could sell these "GM" cars with the "new" (actually old) technology, at lower prices, being the investor of it.
I am seeing no real counter arguments besides "BIG GOVERNMENT IS BAD", which I agree with, but while there are steps ahead, there should be steps