Concern for Earth swells with King tides
Kudos for your local coverage of the recent King tide event. Especially moving are the concerns of teens fearful of increasing future flooding and the need to “do something.” Our concern must rightfully focus on their generation and the kind of world they are inheriting.
Our present leaders in all branches of government have a moral as well as constitutional responsibility to protect life and property, and both are being lost.
The big question is, “What to do?” The solution is exquisitely simple, but horribly difficult. It’s to put a price on carbon. As long as fossil fuels are the cheapest source of energy they will continue to dominate and pollute. And their price does not nearly reflect the full cost we pay in increased risks to all of us due to global warming, fossil fuel production damages, subsidies, and health costs. Just Google carbon fee and call your representative. are taxed twice.” They are not. Taxing a corporation on net profits is not double taxing when some of those profits are distributed as dividends. (b) “Corporations employ most of the workers in this country,” but many millions of small businesses are partnerships or S chapter corporations that are not taxed at the corporate level; (c) “trickle-down doesn’t work.” That statement has been rebuked by almost every respected economist, including those who supported it when Reagan first introduced this concocted “theory.”
I suggest the writer read more about the wealthy and learn where they domicile. Want to make our economy strong? Raise wages to the lower and lower-middle-income earners.