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Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels

[The IRS and Congress need] to remove government subsidies out of the tax code. Washington incumbents and lobbyists prefer tax subsidies because these costs don't show up as expenditures in appropriations bills. Stopping this accounting gimmick will end the politicians' avoidance of accountability for these special interest favors. Q Further subsidies, such as tax credits for wind energy, railroad track maintenance, and agri-biodiesel fuels credit, as now written, are beyond the necessary expertise of both Congress and the Treasury to determine compliance. The better policy is when a business or industry wants a federal subsidy, the House and Senate must publically approve by vote of an appropriation.
Source: 2016 Kansas Senate website, WiesnerForSenate , Apr 1, 2016

End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks

[We should] remove government subsidies out of the tax code. Washington incumbents and lobbyists prefer tax subsidies because these costs don't show up as expenditures in appropriations bills. Stopping this accounting gimmick will end the politicians' avoidance of accountability for these special interest favors. Further subsidies, such as tax credits for wind energy, railroad track maintenance, and agri-biodiesel fuels credit, as now written, are beyond the necessary expertise of both Congress and the Treasury to determine compliance. The better policy is when a business or industry wants a federal subsidy, the House and Senate must publically approve by vote of an appropriation.
Source: 2016 Kansas Senate campaign website, WiesnerForSenate.com , Mar 1, 2016

Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards

The federal government is the only body big enough to provide a modern transportation infrastructure, set energy policy, and oversee environmental protection. We can immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports with new revenue generated from fuel taxes and user fees. I support the Keystone pipeline and want it built in a way that doesn't repeat our past environmental mistakes. Energy security, jobs, and environmental stewardship are the benefits.
Source: Emporia Gazette on 2016 Kansas Senate race , Aug 2, 2014

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