Re: “Does I-732 go far enough?” (TNT, 8/12). I read Matt Driscoll’s column and concluded that it does, indeed.
I, too, am concerned about helping low-income families while encouraging the use of alternative energy sources. But, in fact, that’s just what this revenue-neutral bill does. It lowers the sales tax and increases the Working Families Tax Credit (thereby helping poor families) while placing a tax on CO2 emissions similar to what British Columbia has done (thereby giving users an incentive to change energy sources and providers an incentive to develop greener ones).
We can’t wait for a perfect solution. We need to get started now to minimize climate change. This initiative will do that.