"When you hear these attacks deriding something of such obvious importance as this, you have to ask yourself -- are these folks serious? Is it any wonder that we haven't had a real energy policy in this country?" Obama said.
Holland becomes the first city in Ottawa County to adopt a wind energy ordinance, although several townships -- Zeeland, Chester and Wright -- already have them. Countless other municipalities in both Ottawa and Kent counties are considering or plan to take up proposals regulating wind energy projects in the near future.
Imagine a world where your home or business generates the power you need, and you can sell back any extra to the power company... who needs coal plants at that point, right?
The nail was hit right on the head yesterday in an interview with the Detroit News. Seems the Michigan Republicans, who ran around with their hair on fire last year about capping the movie tax credits, are now using the industry growth as proof that "tax cuts work", and this somehow justifies their plans to only cut taxes. Without getting into the difference between a "tax cut" and a "tax credit" (because if you could guarantee thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in incoming revenue, I bet MEDC would give you a tax "cut" too), the governor said this:
Right. Let's see if we can afford cutting the taxes. Will it generate enough growth to compensate for it? Our economists say no. This experiment is giving a refundable tax credit. That's a little bit different than cutting taxes. ...
The great experiment with trickle down (economics) over the past eight years at the federal level hasn't really generated the kind of growth we'd like to see. In fact, we're in a massive national recession.
Lather, rinse, repeat. Democrats can't say this enough.
Thank you Governor for all that you do, hope you had a great day!