Tougher pollutant discharge rules paid for by factories "re-shored" by a 10 percent reduction in the corporate tax rate is the question. Would that make cents?
And, would those additional cents be enough for Doug Ericksen's Model Toxic Control Act to get all the bad stuff off all the bottoms in Puget Sound and finance up to half again as many county and state patrolmen to sleuth polluters during routine patrols?
In simpler context, can factories in tin buildings filling containers back to China and down-and-dirty pollution cops get our bottom feeders back and keep them here?
Our atmosphere is the cleanest in the world. Wouldn't it be nice for marine ecology in Puget Sound to be in that category, as well? And, wouldn't a bunch of "re-re-domiciled" factories along an environmentally-friendly farming and industrial corridor, say along Old 99, serve that purpose beautifully while too, perhaps, being "just what the doctor ordered" for cutting this state's food stamp and public sector entitlement debt loads?