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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Rick Snyder Is Picking Up Granholm's Green Energy Mantle

    By steve, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 06:55:48 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Green Energy, Granholm (all tags)

    While researching for a 'Green Energy' post at motorcitytimes.com I ran across this policy blurb from Rick "Don't Call Me Jenny" Snyder:

    Rick Snyder is the right leader to help protect the environment while growing the economy.

    As a member of the board of trustees of the Michigan Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Rick has gained great insight into the issues facing Michigan and the role that the state should play in the Great Lakes Region. As an entrepreneur, Rick understands how to quickly and efficiently transfer technology from the classroom to the marketplace, which will help protect Michigan's environment and create "green collar" jobs.

    It's like Granholm all over again.

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    Lets hope not.. (none / 0) (#1)
    by JGillman on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 08:04:06 PM EST
    Hopefully he clarifies his position soon.  The damage she did to this economy with unnecessary and unrealistic mandates.

    • I don't know... by steve, 09/09/2010 08:18:30 PM EST (none / 0)
      • MEDC much? by sailingconservatively, 09/09/2010 08:38:50 PM EST (none / 0)
    2008 (none / 0) (#3)
    by sailingconservatively on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 08:35:22 PM EST
    We have been left with a ticket that is anemic.   Rick Snyder?  For God sake this is our only sleection?  Verge Bernero?  Dear God in heaven what have we squandered away with this election cycle.   Five primary candidates for the GOP ticket, all of whom were less that desireable.  It was a "well which one stinks less" fest.   That Snyder is "our guy"  speaks volumes as to the state of this state and it conservative base.    

    J, it is pathetic that your only response to this latest volley of drivel from our "nerd" is  "I hope he comes out and corrects his position soon"?    He is not the guy for this and everyone knows it.   Problem is... he had better be there,  or the wheels will really come off the bus if Verge is driving.

    Pray. It is all that is left to us now.    Michigan is in for another four years of blown away behavior.   I sincerely hope that we wake up and get our heads out of our proverbial buttocks by 2014.   What a waste.

    It's 2008 all over again.  Bad or badder:  Snyder and Scheutte - what a ticket.

    So, a lot of paint is in order? (none / 0) (#6)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 10:46:01 PM EST
    Maybe I'm wrong but this state has already struck the iceberg and has been going down slowly for years.  It's not just gonna turn on a dime and float again.  I really don't buy into running around painting Snyder/Calley happy faces everywhere but, at this time I can't buy into throwing them under the MoleRattler/Cherry bus either.

    Honestly, I am kinda liking the way Snyder is bitch slapping the knuckle dragging victimhood union puppet around.  And, he's also right about the MDP's stale retooled DeVos type attack ads.

    Snyder described Democratic attacks on his Gateway record as "people ... making stuff up because it's the old way of doing things."

    "It's people who are scared that there's a new world coming -- about being more positive, about being more proactive and about actually addressing the issues that matter to our citizens of Michigan," he said. "It's time for old-school politics to go away."

    Uh-huh, oh, but wait...

    Snyder said today the Democrats are wrong to focus on stock options he exercised in 2000 before the value of Gateway shares fell significantly.

    "I actually had a pattern of selling that was fairly consistent over a number of years to diversify from a good financial planning perspective," he said.

    Yep, I'd done the same.  We all can't be Virgbama supporting Looters.

    • Actually by JGillman, 09/10/2010 07:31:29 AM EST (none / 0)
    The Problem with Green Energy Policy (none / 0) (#7)
    by Seth9 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 12:00:59 AM EST
    Green energy sources are actually good ideas from both an environmental and economic standpoint. New green technologies are economically beneficial over the long term because new solar and wind technologies are now vastly more efficient than older models. They still require high initial investments, but over time they actually save money because there are no recurring fuel costs. The killer used to be that solar and wind plants used to incur expensive maintenance/replacement costs before they made back the initial investment. With newer, more efficient technologies, this is no longer the case.

    Now, green energy policy often fails to work economically or environmentally because it subsidizes technology that doesn't make sense. For instance, the federal government has heavily subsidized the production of ethanol produced from corn, as it can be used for fuel. This seems to be a great idea on the face of things, because we're growing fuel, as opposed to importing it. However, this ethanol is produced from corn grown using hydrocarbon-based fertilizers (i.e. oil-based fertilizers). This means that we use oil to produce ethanol that we then use to replace oil in gasoline, only we're replacing less oil than was used to fertilize the corn in the first place. This means that our government is subsidizing a process by which we throw away oil at great expense and calling it green energy policy.

    The point of this story is to illustrate that green energy is not necessarily a loser economically, but green energy policy is very poorly constructed. The question, in my opinion, is whether Snyder would push a sensible green energy policy, or follow in Granholm's footsteps of good intentions and failed execution.

    *In the case of "green" ethanol production, the primary backers of the subsidy are agriculture lobbyists, rather than environmentalists. And environmentalists consider the economy to be a secondary matter to safeguarding our planet, which isn't necessarily a terrible thing in principle (although they do go way overboard).

    Principles... (none / 0) (#29)
    by sailingconservatively on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 07:49:23 AM EST
    ...are exactly what we need to embrace this election.   I just listened to the lastest add from the AFL/CIO and AFSCME on WJR.   I certainly hope we the people can see through this tripe in the next sixty days.  DEMOCRAT vs REPUBLICAN  Again?  Still? Why?

    I am not certain what it is you are working on in the back round J, but unless it is a new GOP candidate, count me (and many others) out.   There ARE other choices.   We will not be frightened by the GOP that our vote will syphon off votes and let Bernero win.  If he wins he was elected by the people of Michigan and they(we) will have to suffer his lunacy.

    Bill Scheutte?  C'mon.  Are we really tired of the colusion and connected politics and expanded intrusion on our Liberty or are we just full of bluster and grandstanding? Find a candidate that is solid on Liberty.  Solid on preserving our property rights and solid on upholding the constitution.  Then you will have a candidate who believes that which we founded our nation upon.

    My son just received his very first pay check in his life on Friday.  I went through it with him.   Gross- $64.86   Net- $52.48    "where did the other twelve dollars go Dad?"   I tried to explain FICA, SS, MI State Tax and Medicare; then I could not answer because I truly do not know...  do any of us?

    50 days left to learn.

    What will they learn? (none / 0) (#31)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 02:03:46 PM EST
    If this is Michigan's best and brightest and 44% of them bail out upon graduation as alleged here, then that prolly makes for a whole lotta stupid that votes in this state.

    That same stupid will guarantee a Virgbama win if it goes third Party.  That has nothing to do with any so-called fear from the GOP.  It is fact.

    • WOW by JGillman, 09/13/2010 02:47:44 PM EST (none / 0)
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