CNBC just stated how big oil will win big and alternative stocks will do poorly if Bush wins. I can't believe people are voting for this ecology callous pig.
I'm sure you know that in politics, just as in
the stock market, such differences are what makes the
world go round. Also, To each his own, and Vive la
Of course, the real truth is somewhere in the
middle. Both candidates are/were to far from the
Elected Arkansas Attorney General in
Elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978, serving as Governor
Governor for 6 years
(nearly a part-time job in Texas)
(Shall we consider
the several failed businesses here too?)
is "virtually as much" experience? Nevermind that he
was also a Rhodes scholar. And thankfully Michael
Dukakis was defeated - in part for his lack of
I would gladly discuss issues, if only the Bush
campaign were inclined to do the same. The reason Bush did
so well in the debates? Gore was not permitted to
discuss issues directly with Bush. If you recall the 3rd
debate, Bush floundered horribly when Gore began asking
him direct questions about "his" positions.
As for your reasons:
1) Bush will reduce taxes
for ALL Americans...
Response: Most of this
tax-cut will go to the wealthiest 1% (about 35-40%,
depending on the study) The average American will see very
little in tax savings under Bush's plan.
Bush won't engage in casual lying the way Gore appears
Response: Bush failed to answer honestly about his arrest
record. Not necessarily a big deal, but he is the one
claiming the greater integrity. He is constaintly spinning
Gore's remarks (lying), accussing Gore of fuzzy math
when it is he that in fact has trouble with addtion -
you can go to the video tape for that one.
Clinton's Tax increase? Yeah, it happened, but the Clinton
administration also delivered a budget surplus.
A Bush Administration will restore the moral and
power of the U.S. military. ...
Bushes clear ignorance of foreign policy, I am quite
nervous about how he will handle our military and how he
will protect our international interests. He has no
experience or real knowledge - save a cheat-sheet with
foreign leaders name's on it. And, Dick Cheney supported
the reduction in the military forces.
Record in Texas:
Education? All of the increases in
test scores occurred prior to his assuming office - he
had nothing to do with them.
Surplus? The foundations for the Texas surplus were built
by Anne Richards, not GW.
Houston has become the "smog capital" of the U.S. Texas
leads the U.S. in toxic industrial air pollution. Texas
leads the U.S. in violation of clean water discharge
In regard to the economics of subsidizing oil
companies, or any other industry, you may pick up Milton
Friedman's, Capital and Freedom.
Gore did not lose any debates. Gore is by far a
much more intelligent person than Bush. It was more
than obvious in the debates. People were disappointed
by Gore because they felt he was too harsh in the
first debate. In the second they thought he was a
push-over. Then in the third he was perfect, but what do the
public see??? �Uh, well, Gore, um, seems like he doesn�t
know how to be himself, um he is kinda fake, uh, like
he has multiple personalities or something. He, uhh,
wants to just please the public, he can�t just be
himself.� This is why he slid in the debates. Because
people thought it was WRONG to try to adjust to what the
people want. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT!!??
Obviously anyone with half a brain would do likewise. All
his substance, ideas, yadayadayada, were all the
same. He knew what he was talking about and spoke
confidently and intelligently about practically everything he
had to say. Bush, on the other hand sounded like a
complete idiot. And by the way, to answer your question
about why people thought he lost the debate and Bush is
getting more than half the vote? Many people are
uneducated, unaware, and some just plain stupid. I think you
may take the cake for the latter of the 3.
The current administration has done
squat for alternative energy.
No, money is going
into alternative energy because the smart people
realize that the same thing is true about hydrocarbons
that is true about land. To quote the late great Will
Rogers: THEY AIN'T MAKIN ANY MORE OF IT. Thus, the amount
remaining to be discovered decreases every year in an
amount equal to the amount consumed. Then knock off that
portion that isn't recoveerable, at least not easily.
Then figure out the margin cost for recovering oil and
gas from less hospitable locations and what that
means for the long-run price of oil and gas. The smart
money knows that right now OPEC doesn't really have
much in the way of excess capacity. Then figure out
how quickly the cost of alternative energy forms is
dropping. At some point those cost curves cross and there
will be a GIANT EXPLOSION and a money making
opportunity not seen since the birth of the electronics
Whether or not Bush wins has nothing to do with it. After
all, the incentives for installing solar are coming at
the state level and internationally.
GW BUSH will win tomorrow. This will be a hugh
victory for oil stocks because oil prices will go higher.
Higher oil prices will most definitely benefit APWR. The
trend toward solar works hand in hand with a total
energy strategy for the world. The BUSH outcome will be
a major plus for APWR.
Oil prices will more than likely not going any
higher unless some form of turmoil erupts in the middle
east. Regardless of whether or not Bush wins prices
will remain, essentially, unchanged. Higher oil prices
won't drive this stock any higher. This stock price has
already factored in high oil prices. People have come to
the conclusion that they may perhaps over done it.
This stock is not trading on fundamanetals but on
skepticism of a potential solar future. A Gore win, IMO,
will boost this stock considerably as, in turn, Bush
will send this stock lower. It is simple, Gore will
subsidize $ for the solar and renewable industry and Bush
will subsidize $ for the oil boys. It's plain and
simple. Solar, at least for the next couple years, won't
make it to mainstream commercialization, as long as
tax incentives, credits, etc, don't exist. I for one,
am a believer, of solar power and what it has to
offer. I'm just a little apprehensive, at the moment,
about putting money into this company.
One of the standard stump items of the Bush
Speech is, "How many of you have solar panels on your
roof?" He then finds none.
He then says, "That
is what kind of tax saving Gore will give you". This
is followd by, "I will reduce taxes for
Do you think Bush plans to foster solar cells?
do not think so.
Right on. I agree....I haven't met one bush
supporter. So, where are they all hiding?!
someone tell me where to find this info on the current
short positions, amount shorted, amount covered, etc?