By Edward Brown
November 13, 2006
Our future generations will need that gas. We need the jobs that it will generate here. We can be an exporter of products intead of shipping our resources out only to buy it back for a higher price later. Keep our gas for our future jobs and it will pay for our own state government with fair taxes on all industries. The oil industry should not be totally carring the load. Our developed resources should generate jobs and others should pay taxes too. Share the tax load and you will have a cooperative oil industry.
On the other hand do not do as Tony and Frank wanted to do and give the oil companies a lock on our gas and oil.
Bring back the lawsuit against the feds Wally Hickel did as an Independent governor. Tony Knowles killed that lawsuit that would of forced the USA to allow our state to develop our oil and gas and other resources to pay for our own state government.
Give me a governor who will develop our resources here and at the same time generate enough industry taxes that people income taxes will not have to be considered. The people do the work so industry can afford to pay the fair corporate taxes.
With Palin's election, the GOP has had five governors elected since statehood. The Dems have elected 4. And one Independent Wally Hickel. Both parties should do right by and for the people. Gov. Palin will need both parties help to accomplish rational resource development. This will pay for the taxes we need to run government.
A real governor makes both sides work together. "This all for me attitude" party type of governorship chills this non-partisans vote. And I have personally talked to Dems and Gop folks that vote like non- partisans when their party gives lip service just to get elected and then act like they no longer need your vote. Sarah Palin are you listening? Or will your only footnote in Alaska political history be: "1st woman elected governor".
Continue acting and speaking like you are a Republican second and AN ALASKAN 1st.
We need a Governor for the people. Not a governor for the party!
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