Pompeo campaigns against wind tax credit

“If you need a tax credit to compete, you are probably not that competitive,” wrote U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, in a Politico commentary calling for the end of the wind-energy production tax credit. Pompeo also lashed out at the administration’s loan to solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra and President Obama’s record of “a jobless and exceedingly shallow recovery.” Pompeo concluded that GOP presidential nominee Mitt “Romney’s opposition to continuing the wind subsidy is absolutely correct. At some point, an industry has to either succeed or fail on its own merits. For wind companies, we are at that point now.”