Don't tax Alaskans until state cuts to the bone and adopts endowment model for Permanent Fund
Our fearless leaders, propped up by pundits and questionable polls calling for a “balanced” budget approach, are preparing us for whatever they may have up their sleeves to close Alaska’s $3 billion budget gap while preserving government spending. They are ignoring the obvious -- and hope we will, too.
It is like watching kids with squirt guns attacking a forest fire. None of what they are proposing -- taxes, using the Permanent Fund, cutting a little here and there -- will work for long. Addressing the deficit piecemeal in the face of competing interests -- searching for a temporary,... read more
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