Letters: May 21, 2020

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‘Benedict Donald’ and the case for Joe Biden

Vladimir Putin’s psychotic servant Benedict Donald is not only the worst “president” in American history, traitor Trump is so demented he actually claims the assassinated Abraham Lincoln had it easy compared to delusional Donald Trump!

As embarrassingly low as deranged Donald’s I.Q. is, even a mindless moron like Trump knows honest Abe Lincoln would definitely be a Democrat today were Lincoln still alive. (Lincoln was from Illinois after all.)

“Vote blue no matter who,” says honest Abe who would have been shocked at the sad sight of racist, right-wing Republican Party terrorist troglodytes flying Confederate flags in Michigan while illegally threatening elected officials with assault weapons.

And speaking of elected Democrats under assault, several prominent Democratic politicians were recently subjected to multiple failed assassination attempts by an insane Trump fanatic from Florida whose mail bombs failed as completely as traitor Trump’s pathological presidency has.  

Joe Biden for President, folks.

Jacob Pickering/Boulder

Pursue structural change via clean energy

I write to echo the points made in Kieran Cooke’s recent piece, “How to save the economy and climate together” (Re: Boulderganic, May 14, 2020). 

Our nation faces a unique opportunity to pursue structural change that will address economic inequality, create jobs and accelerate the clean energy transition. The clean energy sector, which currently employees almost 3.3 million Americans, has been dealt a significant economic blow by the pandemic. 

According to an analysis by BW Research Partnership for the organization Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), 600,000 jobs in the clean energy sector (encompassing renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrified transportation) have already been lost due to the coronavirus crisis, with almost 6,000 of those jobs lost in Colorado. 

Congress should extend the investment tax credit and production tax credit available for renewable energy projects, and restructure these tax credits so that they are refundable, and available as direct payments, to allow companies with diminished or non-existent tax liability due to the current economic collapse to continue creating and maintaining jobs. If our elected leaders seize this opportunity, our economy and society can emerge from the current crisis stronger and more resilient. 

Amy Allen/Boulder