Obama should Support Real Energy Solutions, Not More Costly “Green Energy” Giveways Print
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Written by Mark Lucas   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:18

Des Moines, IA – In advance of President Obama’s planned visit, Americans for Prosperity – Iowa (AFP-IA) is urging the President to support proven energy policies, not more expensive, taxpayer-funded gimmicks like the wind energy tax credit.

“Iowans are tired of propping up politically favored industries while their gas prices soar and unemployment remains high,” said Mark Lucas, State Director of AFP-IA. “Twenty years ago, the wind power industry told us they only needed taxpayer support for a little while to help get them off the ground. Twenty years later, we’re still providing a $5 billion special tax subsidy each year for an industry that supplies just over 2% of our power.”

AFP-IA supports ending all special tax preferences for energy producers and instead allowing the free market to determine which companies succeed.

“We don’t need more Solyndras and Solar Trusts draining taxpayer resources in pursuit of ambiguous “green energy” goals. It’s time for the President to pursue a real “all of the above” energy policy that lowers gas prices and creates jobs.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org


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