You have permission to edit this article.

The promise of lower taxes

  • Comments

To the editor: Lance Robert’s election platform states he will work to lower taxes and protect property rights. You may ask whose taxes and property rights.

When driving around town I notice that the largest signs supporting Lance Roberts are posted in front of some of the most prominent wealthy and largest businesses in town that have been very successful due to our local public support. Lowering taxes is a wonderful gambit to get the support of these wealthy individuals and businesses.

Look at what the unfortunately successful “Vote No on Proposition One to Save Your Permanent Fund” campaign did for you. Those who voted no on Proposition One and thus maintained the basically “no tax program” on our oil wealth extraction obviously did nothing to save our Permanent Fund or our dividend. It did continue to reap large benefits to the oil producers though.

Before you buy into the “lower taxes and protect property rights” gambit you may ask whose taxes and property rights are going to be saved.

Please vote for Kristan Kelly, as one who will represent us all as a practical manager of our borough finances, taxation policies and public services.

Recommended for you


The Daily News-Miner encourages residents to make themselves heard through the Opinion pages. Readers' letters and columns also appear online at Contact the editor with questions at or call 459-7574.

Community Perspective

Send Community Perspective submissions by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707) or via email ( Submissions must be 500 to 750 words. Columns are welcome on a wide range of issues and should be well-written and well-researched with attribution of sources. Include a full name, email address, daytime telephone number and headshot photograph suitable for publication (email jpg or tiff files at 150 dpi.) You may also schedule a photo to be taken at the News-Miner office. The News-Miner reserves the right to edit submissions or to reject those of poor quality or taste without consulting the writer.

Letters to the editor

Send letters to the editor by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707), by fax (907-452-7917) or via email ( Writers are limited to one letter every two weeks (14 days.) All letters must contain no more than 350 words and include a full name (no abbreviation), daytime and evening phone numbers and physical address. (If no phone, then provide a mailing address or email address.) The Daily News-Miner reserves the right to edit or reject letters without consulting the writer.

Submit your news & photos

Let us know what you're seeing and hearing around the community.