[ExI] What Makes People Vote Republican

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Fri Sep 19 12:35:30 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 12:01:59AM -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
> Russell quotes Friedman
> >I agree with THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN 
> >http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/opinion/14friedman.html?ex=1379044800&en=c3c37388fe4618aa&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg
> >
> >Why would Republicans, the party of business, want to focus our country on 
> >breathing life into a 19th-century technology ? fossil fuels ? rather than 
> >giving birth to a 21st-century technology ? renewable energy?
> Well, maybe because one is still profitable, and the other
> still costs government subsidies?

Or, you know, "research".

Plus the oil is being subsidized as well, most obviously through being
allowed to dump its waste products into the atmosphere.  Where's your
libertarian outrage about that?

-xx- Damien X-) 

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