Archive for January 16th, 2013
Doing things at the last minute, especially around the holidays, never seems to go very well.
And I’m not talking about the ugly tie your uncle got you for Christmas because he only remembered to go shopping on Dec. 24.
No, I’m talking about the U.S. Congress here, which occasionally seems to let slip until the last possible minute issues and bills that matter to millions of people, and when they finally act on them, it may just be too late.
On Jan. 1, literally hours after it had been set to expire, Congress renewed the Wind Production Tax Credit, keeping alive incentives for wind energy manufacturers who employ thousands of workers, including factory workers who help build turbines, truck drivers who deliver parts and equipment, and a host of other skilled labor jobs. Read the rest of this entry »