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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:13 AM

Wind power gives Romney Iowa problems

Wind power gives Romney Iowa problems

by kos

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As you can see from the trendlines above, Iowa is quite competitive this year. So in an election where marginal parochial issues may make a difference, it's surprising that ethanol isn't center stage. It's wind power.

The lines are now drawn on a political hot button in Iowa: a lucrative tax break for wind energy.

Mitt Romney is against it, President Barack Obama favors it — opposing stances that could have political and economic implications in Iowa, which has more wind energy jobs than any other state in the nation.

And it's not just Democrats attacking Romney for his position.

Top GOP leaders in Iowa — including Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and the entire congressional delegation — champion the tax break as a vital economic development tool.

Monday evening, U.S. Rep. Tom Latham said the position Team Romney laid out “shows a lack of full understanding of how important the wind energy tax credit is for Iowa and our nation. It’s the wrong decision.” Latham called for Romney to re-evaluate.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday he considers the tax credit he authored to be a tremendous success, but he has been talking with wind backers “about options that include a multi-year phase-out along with tax reform.”

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/31/1115383/-Wind-power-gives-Romney-Iowa-problems


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. Good old Mitt

He has to try and keep the right wing crazies happy, along with big oil, so he can't say to get rid of the big oil subsidies, and we all know that if president Obama is for something, well Romney has to be against it to keep the crazies happy. Now how will he solve this problem? Like many other things that are going to come back and bite him in the butt, he has to make a choice, keep the crazies happy, or try and keep those republicans who like the wind power tax happy. Who will Mitt try and please?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:48 AM

2. MITTwit is a bag of crap!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:59 AM

3. Iowa gets something like 20% of their energy from wind

 

That, and the fact that Romney isn't even going to touch the billions in oil subsidies while they make record profits every quarter, just shows that Mittens has been bought and paid for by the Kochs and all the other fossil fuel vermin.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:03 PM

4. Wind power is a "BIG FUCKING DEAL" in Iowa!



I drive past utterly ridiculous numbers of wind turbines as I make my way from the eastern part of the state up north on my way to Minnesota.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:00 PM

5. He could just pull a shrub and eat some raw feed corn.

 

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