I have been away from this blog for a while because I am uncertain which direction wind plants are going. Our president wants more tax revenue and loopholes closed, but gave wind a huge handout. How does one figure out a response to this totally irrational behaviour? Money is given to an industry that does not provide a real service to society to save 37,000 estimated jobs, yet Hewlett Packard will lay off 29,000 real jobs and no government bailout or tax credit or even any mention of the loss of jobs. This is NOT about jobs in any way. It’s about “green energy” and “political correctness”, not science, efficiency, not employment, etc. Obama said he would follow the science in decisions, but blew right past the science on wind turbines (pun intended) and their lack of usefulness, and now is being urged to block the Keystone pipeline in spite of the science saying there is no environmental threat. How does one answer something so senseless and meritless?
Keep plugging away at the grass-roots people who pay for this waste is one way. Keep plugging away at the lack of science and the senseless waste. The current lack of money in the government could work in favor of stopping waste, if there was any logic or sense to the way government spending occurs. Perhaps the overall cuts will have some effect. If nothing else, the uncertainty slows progress.
Sometimes I agree with a post I read several years ago that getting loud and seen is the best answer. This person made the argument that embarrassment is what finally stops the foolishness. Get out, make noise, get arrested (only kidding) just as those who oppose Keystone do. Having lived through the 60’s, I’m not sure, but I’m looking at all options. For now, I will keep reporting the waste and lack of usefulness. Perhaps that will get through as America realized it cannot pay for every pet project of every special interest group. When it comes down to affording food or affording spinning towers of death that soothe one’s conscience about living lie in an industrial society, I’m betting food wins.