Letter: Homer folks experiencing cuts to services thanks to oil tax law

Anchorage Daily NewsJuly 28, 2013 

Kids are more important than the oil companies.

We’ll “get over it” Sen. (Peter) Micciche, when we’re allowed to vote on Senate Bill 21.

I attended the Fourth of July parade in Homer with my family and friends. There were 12 beautiful children sitting on the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way with their parents and grandparents. When Sen. Micciche and his family rode past on their bicycles I couldn’t keep from shouting “Kids over oil” (you heard it the same time I did). After shouting it the third time, Sen. Micciche looked over at me and shouted back “Get over it.”

I, for one, can’t “Get over it.” Here in Homer we are already experiencing cuts to services for young children and their families even before Senate Bill 21 has gone in to effect. 

To quote former first lady Bella Hammond:  “The future of our children and the future generations is at stake”

And no, Sen. Micciche, I won’t get over it.

Vote NO on Senate Bill 21.

— Bonnie Betley

Homer

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