We need to put the brakes on the Department of Energy's flawed loan guarantee program before taxpayers lose billions.
Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog. www.taxpayer.net
Whether you support nuclear power or not, subsidizing and thereby artificially lessening the nuclear power industry's financial risks is just plain fiscally irresponsible.
A $10 million earmark in another bill would stick out like a sore thumb, but in the defense bill it fits right in.
It's well past time for the ethanol industry to grow up and stand on its own.
BP's claim that taxpayers will pay nothing is likely to be little more than doublespeak.
If the nuclear industry is a solid investment, then it should be able to receive the backing of Wall Street.