|Millionaire lawyers Gillibrand, Clinton|
Despite the best efforts of anti-energy fanatics, increased production of natural gas, resulting in dropping prices, is putting a little money back in the pockets of some New Yorkers. Empire State politicians have presided over some of the highest energy prices in the nation, so we're happy to see gas users get a little relief.
Not everyone has access to natural gas, of course, and the millions who heat with fuel oil are suffering with steadily rising prices. But shivering New York citizens take heart - millionaire ex-tobacco lawyer and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wants to help you - by giving your tax dollars to well-connected crony capitalists:
"I am hoping the president will focus on how we can compete with China in the green energy revolution, how we can actually retain the manufacturing of green energy in America," Gillibrand said. "We have great manufacturing assets in upstate New York and on Long Island. We have some of the most cutting-edge energy research in the world in New York state. We want to see 'made in America' again."
Gillibrand favors a 30 percent federal tax credit for commercial, industrial or residential investment in energy efficiency.
That would particularly help New York, she said, because the state is a leader in developing new energy technologies, including solar and wind technology, and lithium car batteries, fuel cells and bio-digesters.Gillibrand saying anything so stupid in response to her constituents' real suffering confirms that she assumes nobody will ever find out what she said, so please share this with your neighbors.
Toes feeling a little numb this winter? Just wait until Kirsten's bio-digesters warm up.