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Republicans in state, national office helping Alaskans keep their money

Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2003

Compassionate, conservative Republicans are helping Alaska families financially. This is true at the state and federal level.

In 2000 and 2001, Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles, other liberal Democrats, and their willing accomplices in the press advocated a large state income tax for all Alaskans and $500 deductions for all residents from their permanent fund dividend check. This would cost a middle class family of four about $3,000 to $4,000 each year. Strong Republican leadership in the Legislature and from Gov. Murkowski has saved the day for Alaskans.

At the national level, President Bush and Republicans in the U.S. Senate and House passed a large tax cut last year followed by another large tax cut this year. The tax cut this year includes a payment of $400 for each child and a deduction of taxes from each paycheck that would mean an increase of $600 to $1,500 annually for middle class families. The average family of four would gain about $1,400 to $2,300 each year on their federal taxes.

The total benefit for the average Alaska family of four for having Republicans in control in Alaska and in the federal government would be about $4,000 to $6,000 per year.

If you want to keep receiving these benefits you may want to vote for Republicans at all levels of the government. They seem to care about our families. Democrats can return their checks to show their opposition to the program.

Donald Szepanski

Soldotna



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