It amazes me to see all the crying and fear-mongering going on about the budget. The unions, contractors and special interests have spent the last years prying money out of Juneau with the lobbyist and union leaders. Now that the bank is broke, all they can say is it is doom and gloom time. People are going to do without, the sky is falling and hordes will do without or have to move. Nothing is positive or has a can-do attitude out of this crowd. They now want access to the people’s piggy bank to keep their fat salaries, benefits and projects to nowhere with vast overspending. We need to control this group or in a few years, the Permanent Fund dividend will be gone and they will still want more. We must bring the spending back to a real level.
— Mark Elliott
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