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Income Tax proposal

By Kelli Carlin-Auger


April 21, 2017
Friday PM

I completely concur with the letter written by Chris Herby regarding the negative implications a state income tax will have on our community. Personally, I support further reducing state government. I have worked locally for state government and I have seen where cuts can definitely be made without a huge impact on the people of Alaska. I even support taking my (and my family's) permanent funds before implementing a state income tax. At least it's more equitable as it impacts all Alaskans and not just those of us working for a paycheck!

It's getting tougher & tougher to make our paychecks cover all our monthly expenses. Water, sewer, garbage, electric, fuel, food expenses, etc. seem to continually be on the rise while our pay is not. (my pay has actually decreased due to increased health insurance deductions thru my employer.)

In my opinion, taking more taxes out of our paychecks should not even be a consideration at this time and will do more harm than good for our great state.

Kelli Carlin-Auger
Ketchikan, Alaska


About: "Lifelong Ketchikan resident, wife of a extremely hard working small business owner."

Received April 19, 2017 - Published April 21, 2017

Related Viewpoint:

letter Alaska State Income Tax is Wrong By Chris J. Herby



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