Americans for Prosperity, the Tea Party organization founded and partly funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers, is leading the charge against federal renewable energy investments — even while vigorously defending permanent tax subsidies for the oil and gas industry.
So AFP’s mock Christmas card featuring the stingy, cranky Ebenezer Scrooge disparaging wind tax credits illustrates the organization’s stance perfectly:
While voters overwhelmingly back government support of renewable energy and a transition away from fossil fuels, Americans for Prosperity sits scowling in the dark, attempting to protect the fossil fuel industry’s subsidies under the guise of the “free market.”
AFP is known for its cheesy campaigns. This election season, the group sold drivers $1.84-per-gallon gas in key swing states in an attempt to convince voters that President Obama was responsible for the increase in the price of gasoline. Of course, presidents don’t set gas prices — and “apathetic voters” weren’t swayed by the campaign.
And over the summer, AFP bussed in conservatives to protest a gathering where children were flying kites in support of wind power. Yes, the group actually protested children flying kites.
This Christmas card is the very definition of Poe’s Law.