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NWA Letters to the Editor

September 14, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

Headline on UA-Texas

coverage sizzled nicely

I congratulate the person at the Democrat-

Gazette who wrote the headline "Ground beef" following the University of Arkansas' win over University of Texas.

I couldn't have said it better!

Ron Burkett

Bella Vista

Carbon fee quickest path

to impact climate change

In‌ ‌a‌ ‌recent‌ ‌column, ‌"Corporate‌ ‌America‌ ‌is‌ ‌lobbying‌ ‌for‌ ‌climate‌ ‌disaster,"‌ ‌Paul‌ ‌Krugman‌ ‌takes‌ ‌note‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌enormous‌ ‌effort‌ ‌a‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌corporations‌ ‌are‌ ‌expending‌ ‌both‌ ‌to‌ ‌defeat‌ ‌efforts‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌Congress‌ ‌to‌ ‌deal‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌climate‌ ‌crisis,‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌convince‌ ‌the‌ ‌public‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌problem‌ ‌doesn't‌ ‌exist.‌ ‌

After‌ ‌stating‌ ‌"‌‌the‌ ‌dangers‌ ‌of‌ ‌climate‌ ‌change‌ ‌are‌ ‌no‌ ‌longer‌ ‌hypothetical," ‌he‌ ‌goes‌ ‌on‌ ‌to‌ ‌dismiss‌ ‌a‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌fee as a solution.‌ ‌He‌ ‌then‌ ‌proposes‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌low‌ ‌cost‌ ‌of‌ ‌renewable‌ ‌energy‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌sufficient‌ ‌to‌ ‌displace‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌fuels.

In my opinion‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌not‌ ‌happen‌ ‌as‌ ‌long‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌U.S. ‌government‌ ‌supports‌ ‌fossil‌ ‌fuels‌ ‌by‌ ‌numerous‌ ‌subsidies.‌ ‌

It‌ ‌appears‌ ‌to‌ ‌me‌ ‌the‌ ‌only‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌avert‌ ‌climate‌ ‌disaster‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌force‌ ‌the‌ ‌Congress‌ ‌to‌ ‌remove‌ ‌subsidies‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌fossil‌ ‌fuel‌ ‌industries,‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌pass‌ ‌a‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌fee.‌ ‌A‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌ such‌ ‌bills‌ ‌are‌ ‌before‌ ‌the‌ ‌Congress‌, ‌including‌ ‌HR2307,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Carbon‌ ‌Fee‌ ‌And‌ ‌Dividend‌ ‌Act.‌ ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌and‌ ‌quickest‌ ‌partial‌ ‌solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌climate‌ ‌crisis,‌ ‌but‌ ‌other‌ ‌measures‌ ‌must‌ ‌follow.‌ ‌

Al Brooks


What about the vaccine

for Washington's troops?

I can understand why Republicans don't want their children to know the real history of the USA. It's hard to swallow. My hometown, in Illinois, had a sunset law about anyone not Irish or German staying after dark. They hung people in the city park for wandering into town or staying after dark.

Out of 19 Republican governors, only Hutchinson would go on the Chuck Todd show. Our governor wasn't sure of the host's name?

Secondly, he indicated that no federal leader or program had ever been mandated on the people.


Let me see if I understand: When Gen. Washington ordered his fighting force to be vaccinated for small pox, allowing them to stay well and fight the British, that wasn't federal enough for Republicans?


Bud Hanks


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