This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
It’s important to pay your way. But the feds are asking Alaskans and others living in border states to pay for borders equally important to the whole nation.
The border-crossing fee proposal is included in the Department of Homeland Security’s 2014 budget. It is described as a feasibility study to change the federal law against such a fee.
Not only that, the people being asked to pay already are paying more to the feds this year through increased payroll withholdings.