Letters to the Editor

Letter: Alcohol tax is unfair

I have lived in Anchorage my whole life. I am continually astonished by unfair tax proposals generated by our Assemblymembers and our mayor. Why are they proposing charging responsible alcohol users to pay for battling substance abuse, assaults and domestic violence? These are serious problems, effecting all of us and the tax proposals should be city-wide taxes. In other words, everybody pays.

It seems that the Assemblymembers and the mayor are spineless by not proposing or supporting other forms of more fairly distributed taxation such as a sales tax, gasoline tax or income tax. With the price of oil today, these services can’t be supported by a limited user group; that’s unfair. I support a city and/or state sales tax, income tax or gas tax.

– Bruce Richardson


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