“Encouraging investment” code for tax breaks
From the commentary by Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly published in the Clarion on Oct. 22, 2017:
“What Alaskans need are lawmakers who can compromise for all of us.”
Their joint statement, “We need to show investors we are willing to help pay our own way,” shows that these two politicians learned the rules of political persuasion are, adept, pleading, innuendo and twisting of the Dnglish language.
As what they are saying in their foregoing statement really is, “Come and invest in the greatland and we will give you millions in tax breaks and credits from out of the pockets of the working class Alaskans,” as that is what we have been doing for decades for the super rich oil companies.
As a 70-year Alaskan I say, “If you cannot open and run a successful business in Alaska without the money politicians steal from the taxpayers, they we don’t need you or your ilk.”
John A. Anderson