While unions and their fellow travelers noisily are demonstrating against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal that aims to close Alaska’s $1.6 billion budget gap without resorting to taxes or slashing Permanent Fund dividends, there is something you can do to be heard.

Send your state representative or senator, and the governor, a red pen to remind them you support Dunleavy using his veto pen like a chainsaw on any budget that arrives at his desk with the same ol’ budget bloat that got the state into trouble in the first place. You can get instructions and a sample letter here.

The unions and others who benefit from government spending are working hard to keep their gravy train on the tracks. They would rather you be taxed and your dividend slashed to the bone before giving up a penny in spending.

They would have all of us believe Alaskans want the spending to continue, but 145,631 Alaskans voted for Dunleavy and his agenda in the last election. That agenda included cutting government to make spending equal revenue – and without taxes or dividend cuts.

It is not, after all, as if Alaskans had no choice in last year’s election. Mark Begich was on the ballot, too. He absolutely loves taxes and government spending. He lost by almost 20,000 votes.

If you want to get lawmakers’ attention – have your voice heard over the bedlam of orchestrated demonstrations – send them a red pen.

The address for state senators:

The Honorable (full name)
State Senate
Alaska State Capitol
Juneau, Alaska

The address for state representatives:

The Honorable (full name)
House of Representatives
Alaska State Capitol
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1182

The governor’s address:

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 110001
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0001

Make no mistake, those who feast at the government trough are doing whatever they need to do, twisting whatever arms they need to twist, to get their point across and get their way. A red pen says, hey, I support Dunleavy and smaller state government.

It is a useful reminder.

One Response to SEND A RED PEN

  1. Ed Martin Jr March 31, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you ADP


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