Siemens layoffs – Commenting on the announcement last week that Siemens Wind Power will cut 256 jobs from its Hutchinson wind-turbine manufacturing plant, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, was a real sweetie about the Kansans headed to the unemployment line. “I can’t imagine how a continued federal handout is good for Kansans,” Pompeo said. “It doesn’t make any sense to me to try and spend the money of folks here in Kansas to help a particular company or a particular industry. It always destroys jobs. These tax credits are job destroyers.” Tax credits for emerging industries “are job destroyers”? With more than 600 jobs that were created by Siemens alone in the U.S. because of this tax credit that now are being lost, just how do you get that?