THAT’S WHAT HIS PAID HACKS SAY …
Our energy philosophy is simple: We’re for whatever keeps the lights on at the lowest cost to the consumer – and while we’d be willing to pay a premium for energy derived exclusively from environmentally sustainable sources, we don’t want government dipping into our pockets to subsidize such projects.
Let the market do its job …
Anyway, Big Solar has found a curious ally of late in Roberta Combs – the sanctimonious leader of the Christian Coalition of America (an organization she basically drove into the ground a decade ago).
“As Christians, we recognize the biblical mandate to care for God’s creation and protect our children’s future,” Combs wrote in a recent Christian Coalition blog post.
Meanwhile her daughter – Michele Combs – is also the co-founder of a group called Young Conservatives for Energy Reform, which claims to be championing “a global transformation toward cleaner, more secure, energy choices that create American jobs and protect our environment.”
Look, we’re all for the notion of Biblical stewardship. And we’ve got no problem with any of that “heard it all before” rhetoric emanating from the younger Combs’ “young conservative” energy group.
Here’s the thing, though … can any of it be trusted?
Hell no …
In 2009, the Christian Coalition of America came out in support of the far left “cap and trade” energy tax – legislation so radical it attracted only one “Republican” sponsor in the entire U.S. Congress: Liberal Lindsey Graham.
“I’m real proud of Senator Graham,” the elder Combs said at the time. “He’s a man of lots of wisdom.”
Really? According to estimates from U.S. president Barack Obama’s own Treasury Department, the proposal would have cost the average American family as much as $4,000 a year in additional energy costs. Frankly, we fail to see the wisdom in that … only the economic hardship.
FITS was all over that scam … relentlessly exposing not only Graham’s tortured stance on the legislation, but also pulling the veil back and exposing all the liberal environmental money that poured into South Carolina (masquerading as “conservative” support, of course)
So … has this liberal money now been used to buy off the “Christian Coalition?” Are Combs and her daughter turning tricks for Big Solar in an effort to reclaim some of the relevance they’ve lost over the years?
Good question …
Again … we support solar power. And will continue to support it – invoking the very stewardship angle invoked by Combs. What will we never support, though? Legislation at any level of government which forces taxpayers to subsidize energy generation – or which bestows to one energy provider (or energy source) an unfair competitive advantage over another.
In fact last time we checked, there’s a Christian commandment against such behavior … to say nothing of Christ’s own “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” imperative.