Killing the Patient

If you’ve bought groceries lately, you’ve probably realized that current American energy policy is driving the economy backwards and at breakneck speed.

The signs showed up long ago at the gas pump, where government mandates force us to burn what should be food for humans and animals, in pursuit of reduced energy output, poorer mileage and aggravated engine wear.

Now the signs show up at the checkout counter, where we’re writing bigger checks for far fewer items.

People are waking up to the environmental destructiveness of wind and solar energy, mandated by government and subsidized with taxpayer dollars. It’s unreliable, requires continuous fossil-fueled backup and subjects scenic open countryside and wildlife habitat to industrial development. All to produce the same volume of energy obtainable 24-7 from equipment that would fit inside an average suburban home.

Put aside the insane economics; the habitat destruction from alternative energy would once have been enough to trigger a series of National Geographic specials. Now, thanks to the alliance of left-wing greens and corporate subsidy-seekers, it gets a pass.

For years we’ve asked those involved with alternative energy if they could please find a way to save the planet that doesn’t involve burning our food. But we keep burning food anyway (and scarring the landscape,) even as prices inflate and people go hungry.

In the middle ages patients were bled to improve their health. It’s time to choose: Defeat the green idiocy, or let the government bleed us dry.


About Wisconsin Club for Growth
The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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