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Money, money, money

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Monday, January 21, 2002

Your article on Enron, etc. and gross financial greed, in general, was timely. Thanks.

Sunday's paper somehow seemed to me to be full of similar and timely articles:

There was Hagevig's campaign to legislate moneys for shoring-up a "hurting" cruiseship-tourist industry; Williams Jr.'s political agenda regarding a Republican spending cap vs. the governor's recommended new revenue tax plan; and Ward's compliment to the Empire's Smith, likening environmental regulation of the Tongass National Forest to moving the capital from Juneau.

Certainly a whole lot to think about. And it all seems to boil down to, as the song goes, "money, money, money makes the world go round."

So should we all strive to reach common agreement about money by initiating new taxes? Appropriating cruiseship aid funds? Capping state spending? Deregulating logging on the Tongass? Strengthening the environment, including our forests, wetlands and waters?

Well OK, let's get started then, but please no messing around with my PFD!

Alan R. Munro

Juneau



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