Daily Archives: October 7, 2012

It’s time to cut state spending: The numbers show future has arrived

(Reprinted from the Fairbanks News-Miner, October 7, 2012)


James Carville is known for many things, but the one that always comes first to mind is the line he used to keep Bill Clinton on message during the 1992 presidential campaign. Carville summed up the campaign this way whenever Clinton threatened to wander off topic: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Clinton got the point and won the election.

A significant number of Alaska legislative candidates are in need of a similar mantra this coming election, except the appropriate theme this time should be “It’s the spending …” Continue reading