In your Feb. 23 issue, There was a letter by Mr. Lenny Rodin sneering at raising the tax break for the Chevy electric volt from $7,500 to $10,000 (“Volt subsidy shocks me”). He equates a middle-class consumer getting a $2,500 additional tax break while helping the planet with the wealthy paying less than their share of taxes while helping themselves.
Pity that some are so short sighted that they would rather rank on the president than root for the country. Cutting our dependence on fossil fuel should be of greater importance than petty political partisanship. Depressing.
Fortunately this dispiriting letter was preceded by one from Ms. Shana Rhodes relating her recent visit to Michigan, where she found the people with hope and even enthusiasm despite the dire economic situation in their state (“Auto bailouts worked”). It was due to the incredible success of their auto industry brought about by President Obama’s loan to bring them back from certain dissolution to the point where General Motors is once again proudly, the biggest auto manufacturer in the world. To a person they attribute the success to President Obama and his brilliant foresight. Encouraging.