The wind power industry has been the beneficiary of MASSIVE amounts of taxpayer subsidies that have next to ZERO benefit to the nation.
Time to put it on the scrap heap of history. Since we have gutless wonders in the House, don’t hold your breath. From The Daily Caller.com
102 conservative groups target wind power subsidies.
“The people we’re focusing on right now are not the low-hanging fruit and they’re not the people that we’re not going to get,” Christine Harbin Hanson, federal affairs manager of Americans for Prosperity, told Politico. “We’re reaching for the middle.”
AFP’s ad campaign is in addition to the letter signed by more than 100 other conservative groups that went out on Tuesday.
“This year, Congress should break from the past and allow the wind PTC to expire as scheduled, once and for all. Americans deserve energy solutions that can make it on their own in the marketplace—not ones that need to be propped up by government indefinitely,” the letter adds.
Wind turbines are also responsible 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird fatalities per year, according to research. However, wind companies have not been prosecuted for the mass killing of birds, which is against federal law.
Just figures a RINO asshat like Grassley would be STILL pushing for this crap.
Nation is BROKE, if these wind farms were so PROFITABLE, WHY doesn’t the utilities who stand to benefit the MOST put up the funding to build the damn things?
Part of the answer lies with the fascist Regime of Obama. Pour in federal money to EVERYTHING, with the strings attached, when the time comes, then THEY control it.
I get that Grassley thinks his “job” is to “bring home the bacon for Iowa”, but there are ENOUGH pigs there already.
Chuck, let this program die the death it DESERVES. 25 YEARS, with democrat brains (read zero) to show for it? If this were the private sector, where this shit belongs, Senator, YOU would FIRED. And rightfully so.