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Haggling Over the Price


So Sen. Jay Rockefeller is wavering on the electricity tax bill now, is he? Despite this posturing, I have no doubt that the West Virginia senator is looking to sell out his constituents by doing what his president wants and bankrupting the West Virginia coal industry. He’s voted for every energy-rationing measure ever to come up before him. All he’s doing is holding out for a higher price, and we know that the going rate for a yes vote on this bill is a pretty generous one already: $3.5 billion of taxpayer money.  

As someone once said, a blue dog is just a yellow dog holding its breath.