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The national slush fund

The standard Washington narrative blames Republicans for the budget stalemate because they reject higher taxes. This is a half-truth. Democrats have stymied candid discussion by ruling out cuts in benefits for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Donald, this I will tell you

You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician.

PFD? Yes, but not for kids or part-time Alaskans

Dividends for youngsters should be redirected to public schools; dividends for those on public assistance should go to help cover public assistance; and dividends for snowbirds should instead help to fill the budget gap.

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