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.