Sunday, April 22, 2007
Plant a Tree
Last week State Senator Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, broke with his usual Republican mantra of tax breaks, incentives and reductions when he opined that a proposed 40% tax credit for homeowners who invest in wind turbines being debated in the Senate was questionable, and he opposed the measure. (That's right, he opposed a tax credit.) Jolley criticized the tax break saying, it was more economically feasible "to plant a tree." So, to make it easier for Sen. Jolley, today, Earth Day 2007, here's virtual a tree for the Senator -- a redbud -- it's the state tree -- this one doesn't require planting and won't need watering; nor does it cost you anything. Unfortunately ignoring opportunities for good stewardship toward our environment is very costly, to all of us.
Fortunately, good stewardship prevailed and the measure passed the Senate and returns to the House where it is likely headed for joint conference committee.