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Romney Helped Spark Green-Energy Boom in Massachusetts

Bloomberg Business Week -- Mitt Romney’s criticism of President Barack Obama for promoting green-energy subsidies may keep the former Massachusetts governor from boasting about his contribution to expanding the clean-energy industry.

As a Republican presidential candidate, Romney has chided Obama, saying the president is in an “imaginary world” where renewable energy fuels the economy, not traditional fuels (oil, natural gas and coal).

As governor, Romney’s administration employed the same incentives used by Obama. He promoted a green-energy fund backed by the state as a “major economic springboard,” and oversaw an increase in support for renewable and energy-efficiency projects, like Solyndra


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ktyson13
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:27:01 PM

I doubt that he will stop boasting; however, much more experience than Obozo.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 1:21:04 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 4:25:21 AM

Hmm
52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 2:25:36 AM

The government should not be spending government money on what should be privately funded.
NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 2:03:05 AM

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Mr."0"s win was getting Osama but, when handing over the $$$ he keeps picking losers & we pay the tab for that. Ahaa don't ya just love that old time Socialism...
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 1:56:54 AM

Typical in mud-slinging . . . say something without thinking about how it will affect youself.
carlsonguitars
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 1:00:26 AM

Really... and that impacted the price of tea in china by....?!?!?!
jtfftj
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:29:49 AM

Well I guess we list Bloomberg Business Week in the mainstream government controlled media. What ever Obozo did, Mitt did it worse/more/higher/lower.
wiwhite87
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:27:12 AM

Politics... who pays whom more to say something. Corruption. Hypocrisy.
RogerB
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:26:11 AM

Theres a difference between Obuma and Romney because unlike Obuma Romney didn't keep throwing good money after bad.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:23:58 AM

"In Massachusetts, he asked independent private managers to invest the funds that the state had already committed to green- energy projects, and he vetoed a proposal for additional spending."''

Key point here is:

"he asked independent private managers to invest the funds" NOT tax dollars...

crreed1
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:23:39 AM

ok
dancygreen
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:23:32 AM

typical
Vitobug
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:21:50 AM

ok
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:21:16 AM

Just one more way Mitt is a hypocrite!
mpg611
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:21:10 AM

Romney and Obama might as well be the same person.
KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:17:46 AM

he's got a big obama mess to clean up...
rf6480
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:17:42 AM

And Al Gore created the Internet
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:16:00 AM

So is he a crony to the Kennedy's and the Gore's?
chillyman3
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:14:20 AM

why cares??
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:11:57 AM

Amazing how they can use things they did as attacks on someone for doing the same thing.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:09:09 AM

Good for him.
BWJM
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:09:01 AM

ok
jim27106
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:08:15 AM

Jrschi - Al Gore never said he invented the WWW. The repub's just misquoted him to further their aims. He siad he was a friend to technology, and indeed he was, and a co-sponsor on the bill that formed the Internet.

And 10k - don't worry. When Romney gets in power he may very well continue like most repubs with the Spend and tax-cut trend that drives up the national debt. (Reagan - $ 3 T; Bush Sr. $ 1 T; Bush Jr $ 4.5 T)

Why obama went along with that silly tax cut I don't know. It isn't like we saw a lot of growth.
jem069
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:07:52 AM

Ok
Math6149
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:06:40 AM

And he will for the rest of the US when obama is out of there.
10k
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:03:22 AM

i'll take romney over nobama anyday..i hear romney doesn't own a printing press-snicker..

jrschi:

don't forget-gore invented global warming also..

whatever happened to the democratic party i was a member of..

[Edited by: 10k at 6/13/2012 12:05:49 AM EST]
Harry813
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:02:08 AM

Sounds like green money to me.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:00:35 AM

And Gore invented the World Wide Web.

Geez, give it a break. I am sure he believes what he says though...they all do.
serrog
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:59:55 PM

Nice
Dsin44
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:58:11 PM

green energy or green money???
carloco75
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:53:49 PM

Interesting...
Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:53:29 PM

This s definitely a great point for Romney.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:50:59 PM

Politics and spin.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:48:01 PM

who cares?
wz
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:46:36 PM

Did he learn his lesson in Massachusetts, or just change his tune to win the Republican endorsement? George Wallace was right - there's not a dimes worth of difference between the Republican and Democrat. We need to elect a new party (Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, Taxpayer Party - whatever is in your area).
Wierbe
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:44:29 PM

Would you bet $10,000 you can really trust Romney?
khrisplex
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:43:47 PM

little by little more people are becoming aware of green-energy. way to go!
bbreff
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:33:40 PM



good for him.

JCS319
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:33:40 PM

Wow, maybe I actually will vote for Romney. Then again, probably not!
kcboy
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:32:19 PM

ok
big_mac64
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:30:54 PM

Romney doesn't waste money on green energy just because it is politically correct like Obummer does
2khawk
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:30:00 PM

I wanted Newt to win but he had too much baggage.
InformerMI
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:29:45 PM

Mittens has to be the most two faced candidate to come along in years. First national health care is no good even though it is modeled after the program he started as Gov. of Mass. Now the government should not try to expand the clean energy program, even though he did the same thing as Governor. The man is deluded; he simply doesn't know the truth from fiction!
IUVidiot
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:28:00 PM

ok
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:27:48 PM

green energy does not seem to be developing any jobs
rpr77
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:27:37 PM

Ok
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:25:53 PM

Hypocrisy, they name is Romney.
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:24:56 PM

ok
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:23:54 PM

Interesting....
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 11:23:07 PM

Politicians speak with forked tongues. What else is new?
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