Well . . . here is RGGI's spawn: a proposal to take proceeds from the cap-and-trade scheme and give it to families earning up to $85,000 per year to help them pay for rising heating costs.
The $285 million program is aimed at providing relief to low- and middle-income families who will be hit hard by rising home heating costs. It would be funded by the proceeds from the carbon permits New York corporations are required to purchase under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Smith said.Isn't this the "New York" way? A NY government program increases the costs of doing business, causing increases in costs to families, creating an excuse to create another government program to help those that the first program hurt.
Of course, what happens to all the people who lose their jobs when companies, fed up with the constant nickle and dime-ing by NYS, close their doors and move away?
Now they propose public assistance for families earning $85K -- which is pretty comfortable by Mohawk Valley standards ... Before you know it, we'll all be on the dole!