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Monday, March 20, 2006

Finally, a Thank You!

Although the original and my reply were tongue-in-cheek, the exchange proves the adage that many a truth is spoken in jest.

The original Anchorage Daily News editorial ("Thanks, Taxpayers") ran on March 9, 2006: http://www.adn.com/opinion/view/story/7515978p-7427776c.html

My reply was printed on March 18: http://www.adn.com/opinion/letters/story/7542775p-7454257c.html

Here it is, with the adn's cutline:
Having anyone thank a taxpayer departs from business as usual

Regarding your editorial "Thanks, taxpayers" (March 9):
Well, thank you.

Your editorial marks the first time that I, as a taxpayer, have been thanked by any recipient of my hard work.

Usually, those who suck away the lifeblood of the working people are too busy lobbying to get more (or complaining that they're not getting enough) that they don't take the time to give us workers a simple "thank you."

I'm touched, really, even though I no longer live in Alaska (but with that amount of loot available, maybe I'll quit working and move back).

---- Tim Kern
Eagle Lake, Fla.

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