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Unread 12-03-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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In reality his job is to represent Alaska first; the rest is part of his job to a lesser degree.
True, I should have stated it a bit different.

 
Unread 12-03-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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True, I should have stated it a bit different.
No problem since it's also true that representatives from other States often try to control Alaska form the Congress floor. In that respect you were correct, too.
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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No problem since it's also true that representatives from other States often try to control Alaska form the Congress floor. In that respect you were correct, too.
True. But I think what Nephler was saying (and I know it's what I was saying) was in response to someone who said that Don Young isn't anyone's business who doesn't live in Alaska, which is obviously false.

We can't vote for (or against) the guy, and Alaska may be the biggest part of his job, but it's still of interest to lower-48 folks what he does up there on the Hill. Every time he or old Uncle Ted got a big bundle of money to take back up to Alaska, it was Federal taxpayer money, so that concerns everyone. Obviously everyone does it, but I must say that if Don is even close to how Ted was, he's taking home a lot of our money. But hey, lots of "us" go up to the slope and take home that money, so it goes both ways, eh?
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Why Don't You Get Rid of Don Young?

It may well be against the law to use him as chum.
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Herman Cain is now available to run against Don Young. See if you can lure him up to Alaska with some pizza and women.
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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True. But I think what Nephler was saying (and I know it's what I was saying) was in response to someone who said that Don Young isn't anyone's business who doesn't live in Alaska, which is obviously false.

We can't vote for (or against) the guy, and Alaska may be the biggest part of his job, but it's still of interest to lower-48 folks what he does up there on the Hill. Every time he or old Uncle Ted got a big bundle of money to take back up to Alaska, it was Federal taxpayer money, so that concerns everyone. Obviously everyone does it, but I must say that if Don is even close to how Ted was, he's taking home a lot of our money. But hey, lots of "us" go up to the slope and take home that money, so it goes both ways, eh?
I understood what Nepher was saying to the other poster, but I was only talking about Young's primary responsibility in relation to Alaska. That was all. As such, Don Young's primary responsibility is to the State of Alaska, for he is put in office by Alaska voters.

In relation to Alaska representatives bringing money to Alaska, so does every member of Congress for his or her State.
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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I don't pretend to know all that much about politics, but the one thing I do know without a doubt is that if you are at the national level of politics, it is everyone's business and 100% relevant. He votes on items that can have an effect on the whole nation, not just Alaska. Sure he represents Alaska and what the people want but that is only part of his job.
A big part of his job is to influance national politics in Alaskas favor, thats what "representing Alaska" means, otherwise what would it mean for him to represent alaska on national matters?
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Herman Cain is now available to run against Don Young. See if you can lure him up to Alaska with some pizza and women.
now that's funny!! thanks for the laugh! 'ol Herman's philandering ways are coming out....like the "I haven't had a chance to talk to my wife regarding this"....ahahaaa wonder if she's got a cast iron fry'n pan on hand!
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Right.
Makes me think though with quite a few Freshmen, or just a couple years in, how they are doing with the old timers such as Young. I mean Young knows the ins n outs, how to barter and how to squeeze monies through the cracks to bring home.
That's one of the reasons Don Young will most likely keep being re-elected. He knows how to get things done, right or wrong.

Edit: This was to Ray's and Ship's posts.
 
Unread 12-03-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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A big part of his job is to influance national politics in Alaskas favor, thats what "representing Alaska" means, otherwise what would it mean for him to represent alaska on national matters?
That is the very reason it is everyone's business, everyone in the US.
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