Sales taxes / Gas line/ Visitors
By Robert MacRoberts
August 13, 2006
Taxes: Why is it so easy for
the assembly to just keep on raising them? I agree very much
with Mr. Bergeron. I like the arts, my 7-year old daughter is
a dedicated ballet dancer. But we chose to support as we can
afford. I am an artist at heart but most of my art is in my work.
I first thought that the building should of been used for the
borough offices when Mrs. Herron purposed the arts councils wants.
It seems these people are absent at nothing but the finest of
buildings. If you can not just be happy with just fixing it to
use, then your earnings can be used to improve the place. If
your kids are not involved in these activities you probability
could care less about the programs and are totally against paying
for it.so try two birds. Let's move the borough out of present
location to White Cliff. Rent the upstairs of the old building
to the arts and rent the street level to the tourist outfits.
Senior Services could have the ground level at White Cliff -
we all win. Let's quit going after more than we can afford.
Gas line: With recent pipe line trouble I have thought about
future trouble; when it's cold my gas bottle for the grill is
always icy. And when its really cold, like arctic winters, the
gas must really be cold. Cutting this to the point - it's just
ice going through the line. Isn't ice very abrasive, will this
not speed up wear on the pipe line? Something like a trillion
gallons of ice. I just don't trust throwing all that money out
when we could just build a rail system that could also serve
every other industry all in the same. Gas cubes on wheels. Maybe
even run the whole thing off natural gas. Locomotives to refers
full of fish and crab. O" but that might work. The gas might
even last a few generations.
And now should we tax the visitors that come to Alaska? Well
what do the tourist come here to see? Is it Alaska or Ketchikan's
jewelry stores? I thought that it was Alaska - from the natural
beauty and history of the last frontier. The wild life. Will
the ports the ships stop at all get their shares of taxes? But
for the state of Alaska what cut are they getting? Like the oil,
the gold, the fish - what are we getting to pay for the damage
these big ships are doing to our fish and whales? The things
that do not now stay two hundred feet away in the channel. But
the ones that really get me are the ones just leaving town. They
start gambling and speaking so loud they even drown out my lawn
mower. What gives them the right to gamble in my front yard and
not invite me. O" heck maybe I am just tired of breathing
the black smoke constantly coming out of the busses that aren't
even paying sales taxes to the city.
They're coming for the experience
- they will pay. I do not believe we will see the money though.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: " Paying to live here, and paying to visit here for
most of my life. I too am waiting to run for office - just to
busy trying to get to the next job right now."
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