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]
Throughout Bill and Hillary Clintons' four decades of public life, their apologists have met every new scandal with the same alibi ad nauseam: You have no direct proof of guilt.
In some cases, of course, that defense was subsequently refuted with direct evidence. As just one example, recall the revelation of Monica Lewinsky's blue dress following Hillary's "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" debacle. And fast-forwarding to just this week, grainy video footage directly refuted Team Hillary's ongoing campaign to delegitimize all questions regarding her health.
"Donald Trump often describes President Obama's response to foreign threats as a 'disaster' and has vowed to restore America's military deterrence. So does Hillary Clinton. 'We need to respond to evolving threats from states like Russia, China, Iran and North Korea,' she said in August at the American Legion in Cincinnati. 'We need a military that is ready and agile so it can meet the full range of…[more]