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Cash Cow Offered by Lame Ducks

Mary Kay Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 4:35 PM
The Republicrats you mention Mr. AWEA salesman, are clearly energy illiterate, on the take from Big Wind, or both - none of which helps the U.S. taxpayers who are footing the bill for the wind mess. PTC should stand for Playing Taxpayers for Corporate/Crony Crooks. Big Wind is a Big Scam, and a NET JOBS LOSER. END the PTC! www.PTCFacts.Info

One of the important agenda items for the lame duck session of the 112th Congress is the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy. The PTC is set to expire December 31 and Congress estimates that extending it for one year will cost about $12 billion. I’ve written on it repeatedly.

It has been expected that during the lame duck session, PTC supporters will try to tuck an extension of at least one year into a bigger tax-extender package filled with provisions the fiscally-conservative, small-government Republicans support, therefore pushing them to acquiesce and let the...