By Sam Bergeron
August 06, 2010
As a community we need to send a clarion message to our elected leaders: QUIT SPENDING MONEY LIKE THERE IS NO TOMMOROW. Because a lot of us today are paying the high cost of your excesses. We must always consider where some of our tax revenues come from: sales tax on food, residential rent and heating fuel. These unethical taxes unfairly target those of us who are struggling to make ends meet and it has long been a desire of mine to eliminate these taxes. After all, the government doesn't have a higher and better use for the money we use to feed, shelter and to keep warm with, so why do they tax us on these items? Because we let them.
The choice is to reduce the size and then the cost of government and pass those savings along to you the citizen tax payer and help those who are struggling along the way. These ideals may sound lofty and unattainable but it is a matter of political will to do it. We need policy makers who have the experience and courage to address the burgeoning costs of local government and put into place a plan to deal with it.
I'm Sam Bergeron and very soon I will be a candidate for City Council. I'm asking for your vote and your confidence in the next election and would appreciate your vote next October. I will work hard for the best interest of our community and I am always mindful of where our taxes come from.
About: " Life-long Alaskan, concerned citizen, father, brother and friend"
Received August 03, 2010 - Published August 06, 2010
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