Oct. 31, 2012
To the editor:
The blather, bombast and big talk that Democratic Senate candidates are spitting out (“It’s our oil. It’s our oil!”) are getting tiresome, tainted with misstatements and disguised as the taxation program that Alaskans are demanding of their state senators.
Not true. We want our senators to “deliver.” Not talk, talk, talk.
It’s election season. For years, Joe Thomas and Joe Paskvan have been playing politics with the tax structure for “our oil.” Now they are trying to project the public image that they have been “fighting” for you, the voter, the consumer of expensive oil and gas.
Thomas has been in the state Senate six years. Paskvan has been in the state Senate four years. Ten years, between the two.
They have not delivered one pint of lower-cost petroleum to the users in Fairbanks.
They have not delivered one cubic foot of natural gas to Fairbanks.
The hot air coming out of their mouths could heat the Patty gym, the Big Dipper arena, Hamme Pool and the Carlson Center for the next decade, with enough left over to heat Cliff Everts’ hangar at the airport.
Kathleen (Mike) Dalton