Texas Republicans hate federal energy subsidies. Unless, of course, those energy subsidies are going to Texas! Both presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Rep. Ron Paul pleaded with the energy department in 2008 for a loan guarantee. The project they were supporting was a nuclear facility. (Clean energy!)
Here is what Perry had to say about energy subsidies this Tuesday:
We don't need to be subsidizing energy in any form or fashion … The government shouldn't be in the business of subsidizing any form of energy.
The project Perry and Paul were pushing for wasn't even a particularly good project, apparently. It didn't get a loan.