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Edit: Labrador Subsidy Attack Wrong

The federal government offers an array of energy subsidies, and even Rep. Raul Labrador won’t go so far as to deem all of them failures. So why, exactly, is Idaho’s 1st Congressional District representative rushing to gut these subsidies? Is this self-avowed fiscal conservative looking for deficit reductions? Um, no. Labrador has co-sponsored a bill that would eliminate $90 billion in energy subsidies over a decade. But the savings would be plowed back into across-the-board reductions in the corporate tax — leaving the country no closer to erasing its debt. Is Labrador playing a little pre-election politics, by seeking to embarrass the White House over Solyndra, the solar energy company that went bankrupt after receiving $535 million in federal loan guarantees? Not exactly/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you support Raul Labrador's attack on energy subsidies?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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