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Frank Murkowski makes me realize just how old I am. I keep reading statements of his that I swear I heard and read in the '60s and '70s, ideas which the people of Alaska wisely rejected years ago. Maybe Frank Murkowski needs to learn that without an income tax, high-paying jobs don't support essential state services, that the state can lose its shirt subsidizing risky mining, and that you shouldn't build a road unless you can maintain it forever.