But shouldn’t the paper industry be nationalized?

On the subject of a slippery slope for lateral entry, Evergreen Packaging, the paper mill in Canton, is going to invest $50 million in complying with new EPA emissions standards. So far, the state has committed to donating $2.1 million. Evergreen would like another $12 million from the state, to which State Senator Jim Davis takes an “I don’t think so” stance. Said he,

“What we want is a partnership with the federal government.”

It is argued compliance will create and retain thousands of jobs. For homework, get out your government calculators, where all functions are linear, humans have no agency, and subtraction is prohibited; and imagine what a $100 million compliance bill would do.