The Weekly Top 3 (4.25.2023)
The Binkleys want to dodge paying for govt; SFIN sets up an Alaska version of The Hunger Games but w/ one group excused & sales taxes aren't the right answer but better than nothing
Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind here at Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets — for the week of April 24, 2023.
The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on Facebook and YouTubeLive as well as via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6–8am. I join Michael weekly in the first hour of Tuesday’s show, from 6:25–7am, for a discussion between the two of us about our three issues.
This week our top 3 issues are these: 1) in a recent op-ed, the Binkley family — the owners of the ADN — make clear that while they support govt spending, they want other people to pay for it while they avoid (2:09); 2) the Senate Finance Committee is setting up an Alaska version of The Hunger Games, but with an exception — they are giving the Top20% a pass and allowing them to sit at home watching while the rest of Alaskans have to fight it out (19:13); and 3) sales taxes aren’t the right answer, but they are far better than doing nothing (27:53).
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