By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
It’s good to be in with the “in” crowd, especially when the “in” crowd is made up of Sacramento politicians capable of doling out millions of dollars in tax credits.
Those currently in with the “in” crowd include any industry or company that can somehow attach “green” to their credentials. This helps explain why the state just provided the successful Tesla electric car company a $35 million tax subsidy. Yes, contrary to Kermit the Frog’s song “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” in California, it is easy being “green” because lawmakers are anxious to lavish benefits, at taxpayer expense, on those who claim a chlorophyll connection. Continue reading