Jenkins: As city drifts left, child care proposal a harbinger of things to

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By Paul Jenkins |

If the last election shows anything, it shows our fair burg is inexorably changing, transforming, sliding toward the left end of the political spectrum. With that, predictably, will come ever-increasing crime, taxes — and government silliness.

There are plenty of signs. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s re-election, passage of all the proposed bonds, the defeat of Proposition 1 and blind approval of an oddly opaque utility sale — along with the earlier submissive acceptance of a 10 cent-a-gallon gas tax — are all signs of creeping blueness.

To see the future, to understand our betters’ budding paternal concerns about what is best for us, you need look no further than the Anchorage Assembly. Before the dust could settle from the latest election, two members of that august body were conjuring up a scheme to spend more of your dough — and take government where government has no business.

Jenkins: As city drifts left, child care proposal a harbinger of things to come
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