Oct. 24, 2012
To the editor:
Well, now, that was fun! Listening to the KUAC enthusiasts and watching the pledges roll in was gratifying. In our little town, eager donors amassing $275,745 in one week to support our very own National Public Radio station makes me think that KUAC will be missed if Romney gets in the White House and carries out his stated plan to eliminate this “nice, but unnecessary, public expense.”
Some other nice but unnecessary expenses are health care for people younger than 26 years old in their entry, non-benefit jobs, who can be covered by their parents’ policies under ObamaCare; and the people who will not find coverage because of pre-existing conditions or lack of employer’s benefit packages or because they change jobs.
It is true that people who otherwise pay their bills go broke and cannot pay the rent if they get sick or injured enough. ObamaCare, which remedies that, will go away if Romney has his way. Likewise the requirement that credit card banks play fair with their customers — us. These are all on Romney’s “day one” chopping block.
So, let’s keep the enthusiasm rolling for Car Talk, Prairie Home Companion and the couple dozen other great government programs and vote for Barack Obama.
While we are at it, let’s remember that though we are not a swing state so we probably don’t amount to dog spit nationally, Alaska is the only state we live in so vote for the local guys to prevent $2 billion being taken from the state’s treasury. That treasury pays Alaska’s bills, if not taken by our governor and given to the oil companies with no contract to give us anything in return. What? Sounds like a prerequisite to get into Business 101 that you should know to get something for money you give away.
The following candidates have pledged to keep that $2 billion paying Alaska’s bills, not lining the pockets in the oil industry. In the Senate, vote for Joe Thomas, Joe Paskvan and Ann Sudkamp. In the House, vote for David Guttenberg, Scott Kawasaki and Bob Miller.