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By David G. Hanger


April 27, 2006

I hope by now the vast majority of Americans have re-awakened to the first mantra of democratic government, which is never elect an oilman to any public office. The Duke of the Duchy of Murkowski loves oilmen; they are his kind of folk. He is also obsessing about the "Murkowski" pipeline, etc., and he and his minions are willing to sell this whole state down the river to sate the ambitions of his kind of folk. Unfortunately, the peonage of Alaska is his collective victim, a flock to shear to the point of merest subsistence that the pigs may persist in glutting at the trough.

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.

David G. Hanger
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: David G. Hanger is a long time resident of Ketchikan, Alaska.



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