Subsidies: A Love Story Part 1

Written by Hillary Bernhardt, Video Coordinator, Team New Hampshire

One thing that has really struck a chord with me this summer is the inordinate amount of government money that is being poured into fossil fuels as well as the ridiculous amount of tax breaks these guys get for producing a form of energy that is killing our planet and it’s citizens. For weeks I tossed and turned in my sleep, the same tired thoughts kept dogging my mind; “How could a country wrapped up in so many economic problems afford this? Why would a nation use it’s citizens tax-paying dollars to simply line the pockets of billionaires? How are the people not up in arms, demanding for this money back?” I felt powerless and insignificant, a mere peon in the system that clearly favors the corporations over human beings. Then it occurred to me, the first step to solving this issue is raising awareness. In this first part, I’ve dissected the subsidies and the profits. Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more!

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4 Responses to Subsidies: A Love Story Part 1

  1. Peter K Martel says:

    Please redo the video so the content can be released.

  2. Susan Copley says:

    Hi Hillary, A number of us here in Peterborough continue to follow your NH Team’s blogs and find inspiration in your various reflections and your hard work in advocacy. Well done!
    We really hope the remaining days of your Climate Summer are productive, full of learning and some fun & relaxation as well. I wonder what it will be like to transition back to the entirely different kind of demands & community of home/college/work… All the best, Sue Copley

    • teamnewhampshire says:

      Thank you so much Sue! We cannot believe that the summer is almost drawing to a close and still fondly remember our first week as a team in Peterborough. We could not have asked for a better first week!

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