‘New Green Deal Lite’ is dead on arrival

DEAR EDITOR:

House Bill 763, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, or the New Green Deal Lite, is sponsored by the progressive liberal Democrats and is just one more example of the attempt to tax and control Americans by using the fear induced by the unfounded anthropogenic climate change hysteria.

It has its roots in California-style politics that has destroyed the state’s economy and done nothing to improve the lives of Californians who are leaving the state in droves. The elite medical groups and progressive politicians endorsing the measures in HB 763 can well-afford a little carbon tax, especially the ones invested in carbon trading. The people who will suffer will be the poor and middle class, but the progressive liberal Democrats don’t mind because if they promise a monthly dividend, their constituents will eat it up. What’s going to happen is that people’s energy cost will go up by dollars and their monthly dividend will be pennies because energy providers will be paying the carbon tax and — guess what — passing it on to you, the energy consumers.

To believe this law will improve people’s health and reduce emissions by 40 percent in 12 years is pure fantasy. Perhaps the biggest lie is it will create 2.1 million jobs and economic growth. The jobs are temporary construction jobs and industrial wind / solar farms are a blight on the environment, wildlife and communities. To top it off, they do nothing to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Just go to fightthewind.com if you’d like the truth about this fraud.

The environmental movement has little to do with “saving the planet” and everything to do with political power. These people are green on the outside and red on the inside. Fortunately, the adults are in control of the Senate so this travesty will never become law anytime soon.

ALAN T. MASAITIS

Champion

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