Letters

2017 tax cuts

Editor:

As a member of Arizona’s thriving small-business sector, I wish to remind folks the 2017 tax cuts allowed businesses like ours the ability to provide a stronger, more secure workforce. We increased wages and made America more competitive. While we know our family dairy producing Arizona’s best goat cheese has brought momentary joy to people, the jobs we offer have given them so much more. We have made lives better.

This is not the time to go backward, to slow down hiring or prevent the expansion of our crucial export industry, of which American manufacturers account for $6 out of every $10 that comes in from our nation’s exports. It must be understood that 91% of America’s manufacturers report serious concerns around their ability to increase wages and expanding hiring under President Biden’s tax plan.

We know rolling back the tax cuts will reduce wages, decrease jobs and shrink the economy. I encourage Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to do what is right: Do not raise taxes by rolling back the 2017 tax cuts.

Wendell Crow, Crow’s Dairy Inc.

 

Your pain, their gain

Editor:

When asked recently about the pain of having high gas prices, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said the solution was simply to switch to electric cars. No problem, except on the recent return from a 2,000-plus-mile road trip we never saw one electric charging station. We did see some expensive Teslas most folks can’t afford. We also didn’t see any racist highways Mr. Buttigieg seems to believe exist.

Even if the whole country went electric tomorrow, the impact on the climate would be negligible. The United States occupies less than 2% of the earth’s surface, and of that less than 25% is occupied or arable. So apparently, according to phony climate alarmists (always wrong), what happens on less than 0.5% of the earth’s surface somehow affects the planet’s climate. Sure. So who gains when we feel pain? Lots of folks, starting with the government that seeks more power and control. Next comes all the green companies and strip miners who will be subsidized by taxpayer dollars, followed by rogue countries that sell oil and gas, and of course current and former green-leaning politicians like Al Gore, who is now worth over $300 million thanks to currying favor with the green industry.

The green idealogues who now occupy the White House want to transform our country into a green utopia and spend trillions of dollars without any accountability or guarantee of success. Sound familiar?

Igor Shpudejko, Goodyear