Big Government Candidates At It Again

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Cranky Yankee wonders just how many government give-aways can you fit on the head of a pin?  And who’s regulating pinhead crowding?  You don’t suppose there’s a federal basic research program for that, now do you?

Listen to how the candidate backs federal support for renewable energy:

“Instead of distorting the playing field, the government should be ensuring that it remains level. The same policies that will open access to land for oil, gas, and coal development can also open access for the construction of wind, solar, and hydropower facilities.

“Strengthening and streamlining regulations and permitting processes will benefit the development of both traditional and alternative energy sources, and encourage the use of a diverse range of fuels including natural gas in transportation….

“The federal government has a role to play in facilitating innovation in the energy industry. History shows that the United States has moved forward in astonishing ways thanks to investments in basic research that have produced breakthroughs to benefit entire industries.”

You want someone like this to be President?