Letters to the Editor

Letter: Alaska income tax

Once again, the subject of a state income tax has been revived. It’s not obvious to most that our state credit rating is at a minus-tide level. We have to collectively realize that in order to move forward, we need a tax. Money that could go to state expenses is leaving us, in one form or another. The people that are using our infrastructure buy little and take money to their home states. In all likelihood, they contribute to political positions against our wishes.

I personally feel that “progressive” has too many negative political connotations to it. In any event, it’s an uphill battle. I would like to be more involved.

— Matt John Fred

Anchorage

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