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Let's make a Deal
By Rodney Dial


November 13, 2006

We have been watching with interest the Pro-Consolidation ads by big business (AKA The Landing, Kay Sims & Terry Wanzer), and by the Chamber of Commerce.

Apparently the Chamber thinks all those who have voted consolidation down many times in the past, and those who oppose it now are a bunch of Chicken Littles. Hmm . let's see, insult the public and present ads with no substance, and then expect people to vote your way. Great idea, please continue.

To the Landing / Sims, Wanzer: I will assume that both of you are people of high integrity and conviction. Further, that you fully believe in the ads you are putting before the public. Assuming such, you should have no problem with the following contract with the people of Ketchikan.

If consolidation passes, and causes Government spending to increase as us Chicken Littles have been saying, then we get to balance the budget by raising the bed tax.

Are you OK? Because it sounded like someone just fell out of their chair ..

If we are not able to raise the bed tax high enough to pay for consolidation we could always do what the Consolidated Government of Sitka did and Tax Business Inventory? What do you say Chamber?

Be careful what you wish for.

If you haven't voted yet, please do so tomorrow, and please consider voting No Consolidation. We need every vote.

Happy Holidays

Rodney Dial
Ketchikan, AK

Received November 13, 2006 - Published November 07, 2006

Information for Ketchikan Voters

Consolidation Election of the City of Ketchikan and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Election Day is Tuesday, November 21, 2006
This Election Will Be Conducted By Mail
There will be no polling place on election day.

TO VOTE: Ballots will be mailed on Monday, October 20, 2006.
Ballots must be voted and postmarked on or before Election Day, November 21, 2006.

Related Web Sites:

Alaska Division of Elections - State-Conducted Local Elections

Ketchikan Consolidation

Ketchikan Consolidation Commission
(Web site provided as a public service by SitNews)

Save Ketchikan




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