Sunday, August 1, 2010

Time to retire another member of the Ruling Class, Senator Sam Brownback (R) Kansas over 'wind' pork

  • Senator Sam Brownback, (R) Kansas wants "wind" dollars pretty bad. That means abandoning the country and jumping on board with 'climate' profiteers. A concerned citizen writes an open letter to him about how wrong this is.

    • A Commenter to the letter says this is a great example of how our entire political system is now an open pig call, in effect:
    "Jon Boone { 08.01.10 at 10:29 am }

    "Nothing exemplifies the rot at the core of our political culture like the ongoing bipartisan rush to the bottom in support of wind technology subsidies. For those who think the Obama Administration is pushing wind as part of a “liberal” agenda, let me suggest they look at the

    • recent activities of former president George W. Bush, who is now a poster boy for the American Wind Energy Association:

    As governor of Texas, Bush signed into law one of the early RPS bills, then appointed the head of the Texas Public Utility Commission, Pat Wood, to “put in place non-discriminatory transmission policies,” assuring wind would not pay its fair share of the costs of doing business.

    Sam Brownback is merely securing pride of place at the public trough, joining colleagues like North Dakota’s Byron Dorgan and Chuck Grassley from Iowa, among many others on both sides of the aisle–from Boxer to Snowe, from Mikulski to Landrieu. And, hey, let’s not forget Lindsey Graham.

    Using public funds to pimp for the wind welfare queen brings us all together, in the process corrupting

    the heart and soul of our body politic."

    from 8/1, "Open letter to Senator Brownback on his support for a federal renewable energy standard" by Thomas Stacy II, MasterResource blog

    • via Tom Nelson

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