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A Wasillan on Caribou Barbie

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  1. Popeye

    Popeye Well-Known Member

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    This is was posted in the comments section on the Washington Independent by Alaskan and Wasilla resident Anne Kilkenny. Though most of what Kilkenny says has been put out there before, particularly Palin leaving Wasilla $20 million in debt, it's interesting how it contrasts with the GOP trying to tout her as a fiscal conservative.

    http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/09/an-wasillan-on.html
     
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    Not Amused Well-Known Member

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    This, if accurate is rather disturbing.
     
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    Here are a few facts you omitted:

    1) The sales tax rate in Wasilla is 2.5%. Quite low.

    2) There is no property tax charged for residents who live in the city.


    Now, you mention increased government spending and tax revenue collected, but you did not mention actual tax rates. Under President Bush, we saw tax revenue increase after he enacted his tax cuts....

    When this occurs you have more money for spending, but taxes have not been raised.

    You further point out that Palin left the city with 22 million in debt. And she did leave the city with 22 million in liabilities, but she also left the city with a greatly expanded 100 million dollar budget that was resulting a surplus yearly and could easily pay down on the debt.
     
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