By David G. Hanger
April 27, 2006
While perhaps not unique in history (though I wonder), this multi-million dollar advertising blitz by the oil industry is very bizarre. Since when does anyone spend millions to advertise to ask to be taxed?
Not one of you out there reading this would ever spend a dime asking the government to tax you, but that is exactly what the oil companies are doing with these ads. "Please, please, tax us at this rate. Please, please, please, please. We really like it."
Tell the oil companies to go to hell. Fire promptly any public official who signs off on this thing. If it is that good for the oil companies, it is a simple fact it is no damn good at all for the rest of us.
Tell the Duke to go to hell,
too. The citizens of this state should not be responsible for
financing the oil companies and the gas companies in pursuit
of their billions, but that is exactly what the Duke wants all
you peons to do.
About: David G. Hanger is a
long time resident of Ketchikan, Alaska.
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