What a coincidence! ANOTHER crony begs lawmakers to keep paying them for unsustainable energy

Remember just a few days ago I posted:

[T]he special interests, the moneyed interests, the big business getting in bed with legislators for special favors (where are the media? oh, in the same bed) … [are putting] all their money and ever-growing phalanx of lobbyists to use.

Their strategy? Trot out a different recipient crony every day to do the Oliver Twist act to get maximum media sympathy.

Well — and really, what are the odds — now there’s this, “SAS joins chorus of companies warning against changing N.C.’s renewable energy standard.”

Meanwhile, Carolina Journal reports, under the headline/subhead combo “SAS Officials Appear To Have Pocketed Renewable Tax Credits; Company urges lawmakers to maintain renewable energy subsidies”:

Two of the co-founders of Cary-based software company SAS Institute Inc. — James H. Goodnight and John P. Sall — appear to have collected tax credits totaling more than $3 million from the state’s renewable energy program even as their company is pushing state political leaders to maintain tax subsidies for the renewable energy industry.

What more can I say? So here are a bunch of shocked reactions for you:

andy-shocked
jurassic shock shocked cat
shocked fop casablanca shocked renault
surprised patrick

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