Joe Miller Blasts Governor’s Action, Murkowski’s Long Time Advocacy For Regressive PFD Grab

Fairbanks, Alaska. September 23, 2016 — Joe Miller today blasted Governor Walker’s executive action stealing more than half of the Permanent Fund Dividend many Alaskans depend on for basic necessities.

“The governor’s decision to make Alaska’s most needy families pay for the politicians’ irresponsible public policy is just outrageous,” Miller said. “But the collective yawn coming from the rest of the political class is just as offensive. And there’s good reason for that. Lisa Murkowski has been pushing this regressive policy to fund big government for years.”

Murkowski co-sponsored a measure in the state legislature to use a portion of the PFD for government expenditures, despite an overwhelming vote of the electorate to reject the policy.

Murkowski was also a member of the Alaska’s Fiscal Policy Caucus that recommended using PFD funds for state expenditures as well.

Earlier this year, Murkowski suggested that putting the PFD on the table as a solution to the state’s fiscal woes was an appropriate option.

“But it doesn’t stop there,” added Miller. “Lisa’s silence in the face of Governor Walker’s illegal and unconstitutional PFD grab is reminiscent of her response to President Obama’s repeated assaults on the Constitution and Congressional powers. In most of these instances, she has just been AWOL.”

Months before deciding to run for Alaska’s US Senate seat, Miller began working with grassroots Alaskans to stop the PFD grab.

Joe Miller is a limited government Constitutionalist who believes government exists to protect our liberties, not to take them away. He supports free people, free markets, federalism, the Constitutional right to life, the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, American sovereignty, and a strong national defense.