The Case for Burying S 881
By Alan Stein
June 24, 2010
Two of America's most open and transparent Senators are on a
campaign to keep legislation they wrote and cosponsered behind
They must think Alaskans are too dumb and lazy to examine the
new and improved sweetheart provisions contained in the revisions
toS 881, the infamous Sealaska Land Grab Bill.
Lisa and Mark are right
They are protecting Alaskans from themselves.
Why should anybody but those who play ball get a peak at the
You pay up or stay cold out on the street.
I hear Murkowski wrote the now famously discredited lines to
Obama's campaign speech.
You know. The one Mark always quotes with angelic innocence.
The one that says: "One of the most fundamental values we
hold as Americans is that government should be open and transparent."
How unfair is it for the public to expect politicians to live
up to their words?
Words are just something you say on the campaign trail.
Why would Alaskan Senators want to live by those words?
Mark and Lisa have three good policy reasons why S 881 should
be restricted to only those who contribute to their campaigns.
- publishing the revisions is
going to make the public sick and the public has a right to health.
- releasing the revisions to
S 881 might cause controversy all over again and nobody wants
to do that before a tough primary fight, especially when your
opponent has 500,000 compared to 2,000,000, almost half of which
comes from Big Oil.
- releasing the revisions will
anger Alaskan enough they will vote for someone other than Murkowski
Yeah, I think it best Lisa
keeps S 881 under wraps before digging a hole and burying it
six feet under.
About: Former Director of the Salmon Bay Protective Association
Received June 23, 2010 - Published
June 24, 2010
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