Skip to comments.US At Risk Of 'Biggest Mistake In Entire History'
Posted on 08/31/2011 7:14:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The United States is at risk of making the "biggest mistake in its entire history" if recent political battles in Washington force the government to drop investment in clean energy, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.
Biden warned delegates at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas yesterday: "We are at an inflection point in our history. If we don't make these investments and set these goals we are going to lose. This negative argument that we hear all the time is not new in America. There are naysayers in the political leadership who say that the government has no role and should not be setting a vision for the future by providing seed money for anything. But he said that history had repeatedly proved the positive impact of government investment on step changes in technology.
"Had we listened to those [naysayers] in 1843, Congress would never have collaborated with Samuel Morris to build a demonstration telegraph from Washington to Baltimore unleashing a telecommunications revolution.
"If President Lincoln had listened to those voices during the Civil War, he would never have paid private companies $16,000 for every 40 miles of track for the transcontinental railroad.
"And if President Eisenhower had listened to those voices, he would never have invested $25 million in research in an endeavor which invented ARPA net and became the internet.
"If President Kennedy had listened to those voices we would have never have reached the moon and reaped the incredible benefits that flowed from that efforts. I can assure you that President Obama and I aren't going to listen to those voices."
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The latest from “The Adventures of Rimshot Joe”.
NO JOE...YOU DIPSH*T MORON, THE US MADE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN IT’S ENTIRE HISTORY WHEN IT ELECTED YOU AND THE OTHER DIPSH*T MORON IN 2008!!!
You beat me to it.
We already made the biggest mistake in November of 2008.
Half of the U.S. made the biggest mistake in the last presidential election.
Well, that's as far as I got.
Who the he’ll is “Samuel Morris”? Did he get on television in 1843 to reassure the nation?
I’d say great minds think alike but that response was sooooo patently obvious that we’d have both been as dumb as a biden not to see it! ;)
the biggest mistake in US history was the election of the Obama/Biden ticket
What is it about politics that draws the idiots?
And the libs have the gall to call Bush and Perry dumb.
Oh, Joe...as usual, you’re a dollar short and a day late. The US made its biggest mistake in 2008.
Biden talks real loud. And blustery. But time has proven him wrong on just about every issue.
HA HA!!! Too true!!
Ironic coming from the second biggest mistake in its entire history*... And if clean energy is such a great thing, how come no one in the private sector is leading the way?
*:Barack Obama being THE biggest mistake...
Who is Samuel Morris, Joe?
He meant to say INFECTION point, which is what this regime is.
And this guy Samuel Morris - doesn’t he work at Home Depot where Biden shops?
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