Gov. Mike Beebe will certainly dance with the industry that has brought jobs to Arkansas.

In an Atlanta speech, he says it’s “un-American” to oppose a continuation of tax breaks for wind industry manufacturers.


Beebe finds himself in an odd partnership with the reactionary Republican governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback. His state also has manufacturers who’d benefit from the tax break, caught in the congressional stalemate over spending and the Republican push for continuation of most favorable tax treatment for the wealthy.

Alternative energy sources are good things.


But “un-American” not to extend tax breaks?