Oct. 13, 2012
To the editor:
Soon, we will have the best federal government money can buy.
Locally, we will be voting for various politicians, many of whom are devoted to the interests of their corporate backers rather than the public interest they are sworn to serve. They talk about the cost of energy in Alaska and ignore the oligarchs in Prudhoe Bay. The oil field is a center of corruption, kickbacks and malfeasance where people are promoted to their level of incompetence. It is mostly managed by people who do not reside in Alaska and through nepotism and cronyism by people from out of state.
Some of the local politicians claim the northern corporations they serve are “the job creators.” They may be creating jobs, but not for Alaskans, for the most part. Writing to some of these people running for office complaining of the number of nonresidents working in Alaska, yielded no answers with the exception of Scott Kawasaki.
It would be nice if it truly was our oil and controlled by Alaskans. This is not the case.