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Shame, Shame, Shame
by Robert D. Warner


July 08, 2004

It is disappointing to read that at least three members of the Borough Assembly are up to their old tricks of fleecing taxpayers again by voting "no" on taxing flightseeing trips out of Ketchikan. Are these are the same three members who would spend, spend, spend on special interest grants, and force taxpayers into sweetheart deals to cover costs for state ferry administrative building upgrades and maintenance?

While most of us are being forced to pay additional sales and property taxes, this mindless spending continues. This new tax proposed by Assembly Member Sarber was a good faith effort to ask summer visitors to pay a modest share of the public funds we spend under the name of tourism promotion.

Let's hope that we remember these absurd decisions when it comes time to vote. Perhaps we can elect citizens who have courage to represent taxpayers, cut taxes, reduce government spending, and be less vocal in support of special interests!

Robert D. Warner
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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