Governor Walker continues to be obsessed with his gas line, as he has been for more than 30 years. Last year he took half of every Alaskans’ Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) to stuff into the state’s piggy bank, the Earnings Reserve Account (ERA). He took from Alaskans’ piggy banks to feed the state piggy bank–and the nearly $700 million PFD money still sits there unused.
What was Governor Walker’s purpose in the taking half of each and every Alaskan’s PFD if it wasn’t to fund big government?
Does he have his eyes on using your PFD to pay for his gas line?
Does he intend to build up the ERA fund so he can use it all ($11.7 Billion as of May 2, 2017) to pay for his gas line?
Why doesn’t he just take the entire PFD this year and following years to pay for his gas line? The Alaska Court already decided the governor could veto half the PFD.
Does Governor Walker want to use the Permanent Fund (valued at $46.1 Billion principal as of May 2, 2017) to use as collateral to pay for his gas line?
Does Governor Walker want to use a state income tax to pay for his gas line?
Does Governor Walker want to use a fuels tax to pay for his gas line?
Does Governor Walker want to use a sales tax to pay for his gas line?
Does Governor Walker want American taxpayers to pay for his gas line (President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan)?
The answer to the last question is “yes”, Governor Walker has put his $45 billion gas line as priority #1 in a list he sent to the Trump Administration. It seems he wants the U.S. taxpayer to guarantee funding for his gas line. And why not if he wants to use the PFDs of every Alaskan to fund his gas line.
Suzanne Downing has more information on this “Gas line to nowhere”.
So, would you use your PFD to pay for Governor Walker’s gas line?