- Posted August 25, 2012 by
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Republican Scott Tipton pushes back on Romney energy plan.
Fianlly one not afraid of President Grover Norquist and twin VP's Koch brothers. Tipton is not happy with Romney's idea to end wind tax credits. Iowa is one state that would be affected. Tipton is one of a list of Republicans against this. My guess he will get spanked soon and say he didn't mean it and it was taken out of context.
From the article- hear video for the skeptics.
Romney’s push to end the wind energy production tax credit would put 37,000 jobs at risk, particularly in midwestern states. Not only is he at odds with wind supporters in his party, but also western voters, where two-thirds of voters agree wind and solar will create new jobs in their states. Colorado was home to nearly 5,000 wind jobs in 2011.
Tipton joins a growing list of Republicans from states like Iowa are pushing back hard against Romney’s proposal. Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) attacked his own party’s presidential candidate, saying that he “a lack of full understanding of how important the wind energy tax credit is for Iowa and our nation.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) went further, calling Romney’s plan “a knife in my back.”