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By Michael Fitzgerald

August 01, 2019
Thursday AM

It’s great that the funding for important services has been (or may be) restored. I applaud the effort, BUT.. .it was accomplished by decreasing the PFD by approx. $1,400.

So, in effect our feckless leaders have artificially created “revenue” by essentially taxing every Alaskan to the tune of $1,400 each. The same amount will be involuntary (and some say illegally) taken from me as will be taken from the hardworking Housekeepers I rub shoulders with at the Hospital.

I can’t for the life of me figure how anyone that considers themselves to be “progressive” (or just “fair minded”) could declare this to be the best way to serve those with the greatest need.

You just took $1,400 out of the pocket of the most disadvantaged amongst us in order to “preserve” the government support services that they rely on. That this is being touted as a “win” just flies in the face of reason!

Michael Fitzgerald
Ketchikan, Alaska



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Received July 30, 2019 - Published August 01, 2019

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