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Alaska Losing $1.5 Billion Per Year On New Oil Tax...
By Charlotte Tanner


July 24, 2007
Tuesday PM

It burns me up that our former Governor, Murkowski, and I am sure his daughter Lisa, and our other Politicians have made out like the bandits that they are, from the oil industry.

While my daughter who just graduated from college and has taken out Alaska Student Loans every year, was immediately told to "pay up". In a state as rich as this, I certainly would wish that the Politicians could see it in their greedy little hearts, to share some of the wealth with Alaska's students. Pax Vobiscum.

Charlotte Tanner
Louisville, KY

Received July 22, 2007 - Published July 24, 2007

About: " Longtime Alaska resident, currently serving as an Americorps volunteer in Louisville, KY. Have one child graduated from college with an Alaska State Loan, another is a Junior in College, both have had KIC scholarships."

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