Crony Capitalist N.Y. Utility Subsidy Boondoggle Now Facing Federal Lawsuit
So there's grave new trouble for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's crony-capitalist, climate alarmist utility subsidy boondoggle: a federal lawsuit.
Since its introduction in August, CFIF has been exposing Cuomo's "Clean Energy Standard" (CES), a scheme approved by the state of New York's Public Service Commission made up entirely of his own appointees. In a nutshell, the CES creates an artificial mandate that 50% of all the state's energy be generated by carbon-neutral plants just 13 years from now. At a minimum, the CES will cost $1 billion in its first two years alone, and an estimated $8 billion over its 13-year existence. And it illustrates the sort of crony capitalism that is all too common at the federal, state and local levels because the plan's subsidies will be steered…[more]
In the new blockbuster "Captain America: Civil War," which I highly recommend to anyone debating whether to see it, the Avengers team splits over whether to surrender themselves to United Nations authority.
After an Avengers operation to capture a terrorist in Lagos, Nigeria, results in collateral damage to innocent bystanders, the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.N. inexplicably blame Captain America and his team instead of the terrorist whose devices killed the civilians. The Secretary, who resembles John Kerry whether by design or coincidence, subsequently presents them…
"Iran's leaders, according to the nation's state-run press, now expect 'billions of dollars' in exchange for US hostages they're holding in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. Proving, yet again, the problem with ransoming hostages. ...Iran's hostage-taking habit is just one more mess the next president will have to clean up."…[more]