Carbon fee legislation would give dividend to families

Kudos to The Daily Herald for hiring a new reporter, Ian Davis-Leonard, who will focus on “the working class,” including “housing, employment, transportation, education,” etc.

Let’s all hope he won’t neglect the current working class children whose own children would grow up and retire to a Seattle area with the hot climate of today’s San Diego. That is, if we don’t fix the unfair burden upon the working class by climate change.

We privileged, in the top 20 percent, can (and certainly do) afford to create much higher global warming carbon emissions (flights, MacMansions, big cars, meat, food waste) than the working class can afford.

But now, in Congress is bipartisan H.R.763. a carbon fee and dividend bill that will tax the fossil fuel companies and return all the money as dividends to working class families at a net gain, while smaller dividends go to we privileged citizens at a loss.

We should all write our Congressional representatives and suggest, beyond current co-sponsors, Reps. Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer, to please co-sponsor HR763 to benefit our working class and preserve the planet we boomers borrowed, and soon will pass on to our grandchildren.

Lee Alley

Snohomish

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