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Letter to the editor: We’ll never see gambling, carbon tax proceeds

The risibility of reality distortion was on display in the July 24 edition of the Trib. At the top of the Opinion page was a cartoon depicting how the promised revenues from gambling were to be returned to citizens in the form of property tax relief — but weren’t.

Below was a letter (“Conservative case for carbon tax,” July 23) insisting that the proposed Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act tax would result in return of the tax to citizens to offset the higher cost of fossil fuel use under the act — as if it wouldn’t be seized for government boondoggles like the gambling taxes were. The promise of millions of “green” jobs was also hilarious; higher energy cost means lower economic productivity — period.

Let’s pass the EICDA right after we get our property tax refunds — or fall off our turnip truck.

George Steele


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