The Permanent Fund is not something to be played with. It’s not supposed to be a piggy bank for politicians to tap into when they run out of money. Once you start letting career politicians chip away at the safety net, they’ll get used to it, and before long, there won’t be a safety net left.
Alaskans are entitled to get a dividend from the PERMANENT FUND, and I think the original, historical structure is the best formula.
The PFD is good for our economy. It increases sales for local businesses. It gives Alaskans a chance to purchase needs and wants, pay off bills, save for college, and so much more. Taking away from the PFD REMOVES those opportunities, and that’s wrong.
As your next representative, I’ll push hard to keep the original PFD structure intact.