The U.S. Senate has again failed to pass a bill that would extend solar tax credits to build new power plants. In direct reactions, I’ve seen it asked on the net: “Are they stupid?”

No. They’re not stupid. They’re bribed. 100% in the pocket of the oil companies. And why wouldn’t they be? Junkets to warm, sunny places, nights with escorts, free suites. Guarantees of lucrative speaking engagements after their terms are over, campaign contributions, perks-a-plenty… and all they have to do to get it is act like they usually do.

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