Confronting the End of Everything — Part Five

Amtrak is another tax-subsidized, mass-transit network. If you’ve ever spent time in Europe, you know how much better the heavily subsidized train systems are there. Subsidy is another word for tax dollars, and — putting it bluntly — to fight global warming more money will have to be taken from the rich and their corporations.

Both now are beneficiaries of low tax rates and many tax breaks. Middle-income people in Maine pay a higher proportion of their income in taxes than rich people, according to the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published on October 29, 2019, in the Free Press.