Letter: Boeing gets enough breaks




The Oct. 3 editorial, “In Our View: Vote ‘no’ on emissions tax,” was appreciated.

What caught my eye was the inclusion of an $800 million tax break for the sale of airplanes by Boeing and others. I don’t know about “and others,” but you would think an $8.7 billion tax break given to Boeing by the legislators would be enough. The editorial said that “and others” was “a clause that advocates say was inadvertently included,” which minimizes the issue.

An investigative report by The Columbian, identifying the legislators who supported this $800 million giveaway, would give voters the opportunity to reflect on these legislators and “inadvertently” cast a vote for their opponent.