Senator Begich’s ideas as noted in “Voices of Alaska” (Oct. 18) for budget cuts are miniscule as they relate to the trillion dollar deficits the Obama administration incurs every year. His track record as Mayor of Anchorage parallels that of President Obama. Under his administration taxes increased substantially and he left the city of Anchorage with a twenty million dollar shortfall.
As an idea, why not work toward collecting the twenty-three billion dollars General Motors owes the government. The United Auto Workers should be glad to take home less income to do this as a nice gesture to thank Mr. Obama and Begich who gave them sixty percent of the company during their negotiations. Perhaps he should suggest to the President to talk to the Ford people who survived without the big handouts. That might prevent future giveaways.
He cites smart investments in education, infrastructure and energy but factually our grade and high schools have continually received more money while test scores over the last decade receded. The infrastructure program of the current administration was a total failure and the government lost ninety billion dollars in its venture into alternative energy.
Almost everything our Senator says is the same pitch the Obama administration preaches but the fact is they have failed miserably. A junior senator’s suggestions even if fully implemented would do little to reduce the deficit. We cannot add seventeen million people to the food stamp program and continue the trend of government activity to more and more welfare. We need to send Mr. Obama on his way back to the Windy City.
Check Mr. Begich’s voting record in the Senate. He is constantly supporting the Obama position and his entire article sounds like a speech by the president. I can’t buy his tale.