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Truth about wind fraud  

Credit:  Bangor Daily News | Posted Jan. 22, 2014 | bangordailynews.com ~~

We all know that Gov. Paul LePage has been on a tear lately exposing welfare fraud and the misuse of the taxpayers’ hard-earned cash. He’s been telling us about the EBT cards being used near Disney World and at places that sell cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets.

Now the governor has turned his attention to the corporate welfare crowd. In his appearance on Ethan Strimling’s WGAN Saturday morning talk show, the governor was clear about this new scandal and announced that, “Windmills are the worst form of corporate welfare.” I couldn’t agree more with our fraud-busting governor.

The governor discovered that the wind industry exists thanks to billions in taxpayer subsidies called production tax credits – plus they get lucrative federal loan guarantees, and they get to sell their renewable energy credits to industrial polluters. In fact, the wind scammers received $9.2 billion in federal subsidies since 2009 and billions more since they started getting these gifts back in the ’90s.

LePage also uncovered that without these taxpayer gifts the wind scammers couldn’t afford to blast off the tops of our beautiful ridgelines, kill thousands of birds, destroy thousands of acres of forests, threaten our tourism industry and run-up our electric bills. So, way to go, governor! It’s time to cancel their corporate EBT cards and send them packing. I can’t wait to tune in next week and hear more about this new scandal.

Richard McDonald


Source:  Bangor Daily News | Posted Jan. 22, 2014 | bangordailynews.com

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