Originally Posted by Wormhole
The thing is that many Repubs have stocks in dirty energy since they are short sighted idiots. If Obama does anything like a moratorium on deep sea drilling these guys buy airtime and creep into the minds of the dumb to convince them that clean energy is a bad thing.
Take your $ out of coal and oil and put it into solar for massive returns, massive. This is one of the reasons why I make sooo much $ right now.
Yeah and add to the deficit to keep my tax rates low, thanks! But don't help the unemployed because they are lazy.
Let's tax the polluters to death. If you pollute the air you are no longer a "private company". The air or water is not yours to pollute. Ask god.
While there is so much fun stuff to address in this logical, fact-base and rational statement.
I'll just cherry pick for now.
Your claim is that the people who invest in the currently predominant energy sources are unwise.
(You might not have recognized what I'm saying here because I phrased in such an irrational and emotional way, so let me put it as you did: "many Repubs have stocks in dirty energy since they are short sighted idiots")
You also claim that people should change their investments from the current energy industries to the newer ones such as solar. In fact you claim that, well, let me quote you directly: "Take your $ out of coal and oil and put it into solar for massive returns, massive
." (emphasis mine)
All of this could be reasonably summarized as: People investing in the current primary energy industries are dumb and bad investors, while those investing in the newer energy industries are smart and good investors.
Is this fair summary?
Now the fun part. You claim "massive" returns ("massive returns, massive") for investment in solar energy in particular. My question is that, without government subsidies, tax breaks and other forms of welfare, what kind of returns could I expect from investing in this industry? No need to be precise in your investment advice...just a range of ROI might be a helpful guide. In simplest terms, if I invested, say, $100 in some solar company, how much could I expect that investment to be worth 1 year later?