By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Westport Innovations is a company founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1995 that researches and developments environmental technologies, such as products that allow diesel engines to operate more cleanly. The company operates primarily in North America and Asia. The company will greatly benefit from an energy law proposed by the United States Congress that includes several favorable provisions for natural gas vehicles. As of June 2010, the company has a market capitalization of about C$700 million, with revenues of about $120 million in 2008. - Source: Wikipedia
Businessman T. Boone Pickens and other proponents of energy subsidies claim Congress must subsidize the conversion of trucks to natural gas in order for companies to convert from petroleum-based fuels to less expensive natural gas.
Democrats are fond of playing the class-warfare card in calling for tax hikes on "millionaires and billionaires." It's their way of pretending to stand for the little guy. The latest actions in the Senate, however, show they stand more with the ultra-wealthy than with middle-class taxpayers.