Theodore's World: Gov. Sarah Palin Supports Extending Tax Suspension

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March 11, 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin Supports Extending Tax Suspension

Gov Palin Supports Extending Tax Suspension on Motor Fuel in Alaska

State of Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Governor Sarah Palin pledged her support today for Senator Bettye Davis' bill to extend Alaska's suspension of the motor fuel tax. Senate Bill 14 extends a portion of the governor's multi-phase statewide energy plan she introduced last year to help Alaskans combat the high cost of energy.

"Alaskans are unique among Americans in the contiguous states in terms of transportation costs," Palin said. "In rural Alaska, particularly, many people are still paying outrageous fuel costs. Heating and fuel bills are double and triple what others pay in the Lower 48. I support any sound measure that relieves the burden Alaskans feel in their pocketbook; in this case, it’s continued support for eliminating a tax at the pump."

According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, Alaskans pay on average $2.519 per gallon of regular gasoline, which is more than 30 cents higher than California, which has the highest price per gallon in the contiguous states. Even Hawaii, another remote state, pays seven cents per gallon less than Alaska. National comparisons can be viewed at

“The concept is that this bill will help stimulate the economy during the current recession,” Senator Davis said. “It will grant relief to all consumers of motor fuel, including aircraft, watercraft and standard motor vehicles.”
"I appreciate Senator Davis' efforts on this," Palin said. "So do Alaskan families that are really feeling the pinch. The average commuter driving between Anchorage and the Valley fills up their rig at least twice a week; these costs add up quickly. By extending our gas tax suspension, Alaskans, such as these commuters, will continue to save their hard-earned money, and government will learn to live on a tighter budget."

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Wild Thing's comment........

"and government will learn to live on a tighter budget"

Like music to our ears to hear a politicican say this.

“commuters, will continue to save their hard-earned money, and government will learn to live on a tighter budget.”

Now THAT, is good governance!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at March 11, 2009 05:55 AM


Imagine that someone actually wants to cut taxes. How are they ever going to survive, without the government's hand there to wipe everybodies Arse.

If it wasn't so damn cold there I'd move in a second.

Posted by: Mark at March 11, 2009 12:30 PM

I have an idea, lets move her here.

Posted by: Avitar at March 11, 2009 01:52 PM

"Government will learn to live on a tighter budget". Should be the motto on our currency. Sarah is such a good example of what a leader should be. She is the so much in the mold of Ronald Reagan.

The only other conservative I have a firm belief in and would like to see in high office would be John Bolton. He and Sarah on the same ticket would make me very happy.

Posted by: TomR at March 11, 2009 01:58 PM

She's really terrific, we need more people like her running the country, and less people like 0bama, Pelosi and Reid.

Palin 2012

Posted by: greg at March 11, 2009 03:29 PM