Dunleavy’s campaign speech misleading

Dunleavy’s campaign speech misleading

 

In his Voices of Alaska piece, Mike Dunleavy glosses over facts and bad mouths Governor Walker because that is what politicians do when they are running for office. Using tried techniques to curry favor.

It is so obvious and as tiring as the “This is what the people want” line that we hear so often. Dunleavy and those of his ilk don’t listen to what the people want, they tell you what you want.

In his second paragraph, he makes the tired case that big oil will save the day. We’ve heard it from the GOP controlled legislature for years. In Las Vegas, it’s called “Betting on the come.” We’ve all seen the rise and fall history of oil prices and despite our legislature paying these oil companies to produce, look where we are financially.

In his second paragraph, Dunleavy talks about the use of the Constitutional budget reserve to help cover the cost of government, conveniently leaving out the part that the account is soon to run out. Do we really want to break the bank to place that one more bet at the crap table? Governor Walker inherited a broken budget from a conservative governor and has repeatedly tried to get the conservative controlled legislature to repair it taking considerably damaging political heat in the process, to no avail.

Dunleavy alludes to the veto of half of the PFD by Walker conveniently leaving out that it was another hit which the governor took to try to get the legislature to fix the budget.

Ask yourself, which one of these men acts as a statesman and which kowtows to party and power. I for one am tired of the party over people mentality of the GOP. By The People, For The People has turned into Buy the Party for the Party in this state and in this country.

Anthony Lopez

Kasilof

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