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  • #16
    Originally posted by Rod in Wasilla View Post
    Sure, ultimately the US taxpayer will foot the bill if the military steps in and cleans up their own mess. But the military has a portion of its budget that's discretionary, like any federal agency. So, what, they have to hold off on building one new commissary this year? Or would you rather the 80 or so residents of Whittier, and ultimitely every visitor, foot the bill for a spill they didn't create?
    Just FYI, the construction of commissaries is funded from a 5% surcharge (tax) that military patrons pay at checkout. A quote from the website:

    "Surcharge is applied to the total value of each commissary purchase because the Congress has mandated collection of surcharge (currently 5 percent) to pay for commissary construction, equipment and maintenance."

    I'm sure it can be found somewhere - but not by "hold(ing) off on building one new commissary this year." :-)


    • #17
      Fair enough. But, that was just a quickie example. You get my point.
      Originally posted by northwestalska
      ... you canít tell stories about the adventures you wished you had done!


      • #18
        Is the harbor still open? Supposed to go shrimping this saturday...Hopefully the water won't be as bad ass it has been these last two weekends. the boat is big enough to out there but not big enough for 5 footers...will be back saturday night, then taking the wife to knik on sunday in the jetboat if anybody wants to join...bout 10am..."fishon"
        "Fisherman for Life" and "Phantom owner Forever"


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