By Alan R. McGillvray
March 25, 2006
We call it a "Savings Account", others call it "hoarding" and our lack of willingness to use parts of our savings to forward our own infrastructure, and use everyone else's tax dollars to benefit just us, is giving the rest of the U.S. a negative view of Alaska.
Now then, the Perm Fund was designed to prevent our Legislature from spending every last oil dollar, as we want to do. However we need a source of matching funds for major projects such as our so-called "Bridges to Nowhere" and EDUCATION. The mere fact that we are 40 something down on the list for educational support, should waken our public to the fact that the money disbursed to the private citizenry of Alaska would be better used to finance our children's education.
What do you think? Is it time to stop wasting money on ourselves, and spend it on our children? I think so.
Yours for a better Alaska,
Alan Rudolf McGillvray
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