For years, the Obama administration blamed George Bush whenever things went awry.

It became a standing joke in many circles. My car broke down. Bush did it. My pencil broke. Bush did it.

That is happening now in Anchorage as Mayor Ethan Berkowitz – apparently stung by state lawmakers’ jibes over the city’s handling of its homeless camps problem – blames all the city’s ills on the state rather than reducing the size and scope of local government or accepting responsibility.

The state is being less helpful to cities, of course, because it is running in the red. Cities across the state are having to do with less.

All of that has us wondering: Berkowitz, in his second term, has been mayor for four years. When will the city’s problems land at his doorstep?

3 Responses to When?

  1. Marlin Savage June 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Berky’s solutions:

    Homeless people defecate and urinate in a $50,000 fountain donated in a Loved One’s Memory. Remove the fountain in the middle of the night, but continue to allow the homeless to abuse public and private property.

    Spent over $7 MILLION of taxpayers’ money on a building to house 16 homeless individuals who can’t pay rent or utilities……………

    Spend $5 MILLION of Taxpayers’ money on the Town Square for the benefit of the homeless.

  2. Marlin Savage June 8, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Just visited the Town Square and can see no reason to
    spend $5 Million of Taxpayers’ money to “change” it.

    Out of one side of his mouth Berky cries that he doesn’t have enough money and needs the State’s(again Taxpayers) help.
    The other side of his mouth says, “Spend, Spend, Spend”.

    Think maybe he’s a spoiled trust fund baby or at least behaves like one.

  3. John London June 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Berky is a dogmatic leftist just like Obama. Nuff said!


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