Romney Proposes Killing 37,000 Jobs

July 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM 1 comment

This is the exact opposite of what we should do right now in lieu of (1) climate change and (2) job creation:

Royd Moor Wind Farm in the United Kingdom (Image via Wikipedia)

Mitt Romney, a gentleman who is running for president of these United States, finally formalized his opposition to extending a key tax credit for the wind industry. The production tax credit, or PTC, provides incentives for growth in the wind industry and is due to expire at the end of the year. While his staff had previously suggested that the candidate opposed it, a spokesman was direct yesterday: let it die. From The Des Moines Register:

Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Romney’s Iowa campaign, told The Des Moines Register, “He will allow the wind credit to expire, end the stimulus boondoggles, and create a level playing field on which all sources of energy can compete on their merits.”


The statement makes very clear what the game is here: politics. “Stimulus boondoggles” and “level playing field” are code words, shorthand for “corruption” and “fossil fuels come first” that need no explanation from the Fox News set. …  It’s talking points.


Nationally, an expiration of the tax credit could cost 37,000 jobs.

Instead of talking points, I’d be more interested in seeing an economic analysis provided by the campaign that makes the case for why ending the tax credit is good for the country, the government, and local communities. It seems unlikely to happen, since evidence points to the contrary — that the credit has broad benefits to everyone except the easily spooked fossil fuel industy [sic].



A massive, national initiative to create wind farms all around the country (and to install solar panels on homes and office buildings) would put hundreds of thousands to work while helping wean us off fossil fuels.  But no.  The fossil fuel industry is simultaneous destroying the planet while keeping us from slowing the destruction.

They literally own the place.  The whole place. As in, well, the planet.


Entry filed under: 2012 Election, Corporatocracy, Energy, Nature, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates", The Environment, Weather, Etc..

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. JC for pennies  |  August 1, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    Well, the thing is, if Willard is really against this tax credit, he’s a dinosaur. Even the fossil fuel industry isn’t against wind and solar power; they figure they can be involved in it’s distribution and still make lotsa dough. Willard should actually try to get in step. That’s probably why a lot of GOP leaders think, maybe not so privately, he’s their worst possible candidate. And with a party where Palin, Bachmann, Perry, Newt, etc. are still considered viable forces, that’s not easy. Co-option is alive and well in Amerika, “make no mistake about that,” as Richard Nixon used to say. And I don’t.

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