First order of business: Peltola heads to White House to party with Biden and Democrats over spending bill

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Congresswoman-elect Mary Peltola will be sworn in on the House of Representative floor at 2:30 pm Alaska time on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, she accepted an invitation to the White House to a celebration with President Joe Biden of the massive “Inflation Reduction Act” spending bill that will add tens of thousands of IRS agents to the federal payroll.

The Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on some corporations, fulfills many promises of the Green New Deal, and Democrat supporters say it will reduce the federal deficit. There is $124 billion in spending in the bill to hire up to 87,000 new IRS agents.

But the celebration of the “inflation reduction” is coming on the same day that the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its August report, showing that the cost of living increased 0.1%, and rose 8.3% over the last 12 months. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.6% in August; up 6.3 percent over the year.

The mainstream media has been fawning over Peltola, and Democrats have been overjoyed with her victory over Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich. Although Alaskans voted 60% for conservatives, Peltola won the position with just 40% of the vote to fill out the remainder of Congressman Don Young’s term in office, until January. The curious result is due to ranked-choice voting, which Alaskans voted into law I 2020.

Peltola will face Begich, Palin and Libertarian Chris Bye on the Nov. 8 general election ballot for the two-year seat that begins in January.

Peltola swearing in can be watched at this link.

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  1. During the debates Mary Peltola forthrightly defended President Biden and his approach to energy development in Alaska. She also strongly defended his approach to economics and fiscal policy. Upon winning she has become a national icon for Democrats. She is Biden’s wind pennant for whether the November elections are a referendum on the first two years of his presidency and what that referendum will reveal. Let alone Pebble, she will not advocate for the North Slope, the Ambler Road, or any new mines not on ANCSA land. Her politics are both minority and Minority politics in Alaska. We have elected a grant writer!

    Mary will use her unexpected tailwinds to enlarge subsistence rights, bring huge federal funding amounts to interior and coastal villages, and expand tribal authority. Our two US Senators may not work very hard to impede her in this. If you live and work in the Railbelt, or if you work in the oil industry you need to advocate for Mary’s opponents in the November election.

    When Mary says she is a moderate she is really saying that most Alaska voters are narrow-minded, right-wing conservatives. She is running exactly as Biden ran in 2020, and look how that ended!

  2. Congratulation, all you short-sighted idiots for voted for “nice” over “shrill” — you have just solidified the radical leftist-led demolition of this country, by electing Democrat lockstep drone #226.

  3. Woo-hoo..Party like it’s 1977!
    Stock market crash, rising interest rates, 401k’s tanking, devaluation of the dollar.
    Inflation reduction act my left toe.
    How they lie with such sincerity.

    • In the late 1970s, when we left our blissful surroundings in the Goldstream Valley to partake of commerce in downtown Fairbanks, we were treated to the regular sight of people burning Jimmy Carter and Cecil Andrus in effigy in front of the post office. Somehow, I just can’t see a repeat of that, no matter how bad things get.

    • 1977 the stock market crashed? Well. Failure to notify does make that happen. Now it’s going to really cost them for money laundering. Boo hoo.

  4. We lost when the Ranked Choice Voting passed. I believe that the dominion voting machines played a huge part in this, but our weak governor doesn’t seem to care. I want my vote to matter!

    • I will not vote for the one that left the state for 13 1/2 years, quit the the nations most powerful governorship, does not have a job, makes a living off donations, gave us Walker, dishonored Ted Stevens, waited till there was 30 minutes to file for U.S. representative, thought Africa was a nation, slanders her same party opponents name, endorsed Mary Peltola, lost 2 elections in a row yes vice president and Alaska’s temporary congressman’s seat, so self centered as to not qualify as a viable candidate, told her followers to vote for her only and did not understand RCV, unlike her 2 opponents failed to work hard during the campaign, and on, and on, and on.
      But did apparently attract many insurrectionist sympathizers to vote for her.
      Who is this person, anybody got a clew?

      • Whatever, she can be your second pick. She’ll vote better for constitutional rights and Alaska than the dem will and you know it. So shoot us all in the foot if you want just cause your stubborn and have no understanding about what’s really at stake.

      • So you’ll vote for the other Republican candidate who also throws out negative jabs against the opponent from his own party and has lost every election so far this year? That’s cool. But make sure to mark Sarah #2, so Peltola doesn’t take the victory again.

  5. As the liberal, 40% congressional rep, here is an established, actually-written-into-the-constitution, right that she will actively work to deny to citizens.

    ‘https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/09/13/exclusive-rep-lance-gooden-credit-card-companies-firearms-move-would-lead-national-gun-registry/

    Hey Peltola! I can show you the 2nd Amendment. Can you show me where abortion is enumerated in the constitution?

  6. The permanent inflation act of 2022 will not be forgotten.
    Why no new bridges or roads in AK if it is truly “infrastructure”?
    Oh …. infrastructure… for the government… and a hundred thousand new IRS agents.
    Neat.

  7. Ugh, crap in crap out! So glad I’m no longer Alaskan & I’m from the arctic circle! I moved out of reach of these people after they recreated my fellowship & ambassadorship program after I agreed to help them. Not my tribe! Let’s have all leaders & tribal leaders submit dna samples starting w her husband first! Then rewrite the tribal laws so we don’t have governance & industry from the same people who are supposed to help govern not act like monopolies. We need laws for ANCSA tribal elected people & oversight this is going to be a runaway gravy train and the ANCSA tribal organizations do not provide any data to back up their claims outside of falsifying our records for their greed! The laws in Alaska are totally incoherent & now they’ll be awful! I’m so grateful I fled Alaska!

  8. No. Alaska is losing because both Palin and Begich and their supporters are acting dumb including Suzanne. Blaming each other and refusing to rank the red. Refusing to call their opponent a conservative because of one or two issues in the past. This guarantees another Peltola victory. Selfish

    • Or maybe you can face the fact that two thirds of Alaskans won’t support Palin. As long as she runs and her fan club supports her there will be no Republican representative for Alaska. It’s just math people.

        • Completely false, as proven by every reputable poll and the actual election results. Palin can beat Begich but she can’t beat Peltola.

          And you can also face the fact that Begich easily beats Peltola head to head.

          Basically, if you voted for Palin, you elected Mary. The numbers are all there; published and available for you to review. You can spin it anyway you want, but it still comes down to the simple fact that the majority of Alaskans won’t vote for Palin but would vote for Begich.

          Again, simple math.

  9. What is it like going through life spewing such negativity ? Does it ever weigh on you or do you thrive on bringing people down ? This is a historical day for all Alaskans to celebrate regardless of your race, creed or color. But here we are, you value website clicks over common decency.

    • Wake up, “Alaskan,” (What an original pseudonym.) we may be well into the 21st Century, but politics is no “cleaner” than its ever been: here in the our democracy it’s a game of rumor and innuendo, greed, jealousy, and deceit, Get the the picture? Common decency, eh?

      What happened to you? Please don’t tell me about ethics, morals, the will of God, or what your mama taught you and expect me to take you seriously! The last good guy died nailed to a cross: there ain’t nobody around except us sinners, and there are a lot of us out to screw other sinners! And I’m unapologetic about being “humanly” honest!

      Wake or be woke, “sleepy!”

  10. That chart of “savings” is the biggest crock of nonsense I’ve seen yet out of the brandon admin… The savings are highly speculative, and until actually realized, just a wild guess. Whatever it is they are smoking, it must be powerful stuff. My guess is that it will cost twice as much and “save” less than 10% of what they are claiming. But of course, we will never get to see the real figures. The Chinese are calling some of our national debt due – they took all our fish – thank you joe biden.

  11. That chart of “savings” is the biggest crock of nonsense I’ve seen yet out of the brandon admin… The savings are highly speculative, and until actually realized, just a wild guess. Whatever it is they are smoking, it must be powerful stuff. My guess is that it will cost twice as much and “save” less than 10% of what they are claiming. But of course, we will never get to see the real figures. The Chinese are calling some of our national debt due – they took all our fish – thank you joe biden and demo’rats.

  12. Thanks Sarah! Thanks for dropping by Alaska and filing for office on April Fools Day just in the Nick of Time to do what you do best!

  13. The first time I saw Peltola I knew she would win and called it back then. She’s Haaland’s mini me and they are the new face of the Democrats. Here in Juneau, just in the last few weeks, we’ve had…many of our fishing areas shut down, hunting areas shut down all by federal mandate. Radio ads are now being run admonishing the Roadless Rule and say “responsible resource utilization” needs to be upheld for Native Americans. This is the Chinese doing this as they need natural resources.

  14. This is why we need to elect a Republican: Biden is a demented, mean, jerk, who is:

    1. Destroying the US economy. Market dropped significantly today, like most days, as the net worth of American’s savings is being destroyed.
    2. Causing massive inflation, that is making Americans poorer.
    3. Allows open borders. We are being overrun- five million illegals have broken in, with tens of millions more coming.
    4. Bans on semi- automatic firearms.
    5. Massive new IRS hires- that will make the lives of Americans more costly, and difficult.
    6. National debt at 31 trillion…

    Forget the smiles of these traitors. All of them are total scum. They are destroying our country. We must stop them. Vote Palin- Begich, or Begich Palin.

  15. We’ve changed the Begich fundraiser dates. Stay tuned to MRAK. Meanwhile, Nick still has a shot in the November election. But you have to keep Sarah focused on something other than the campaign. Hollywood and sports celebrities. She needs an audition for “American Cougars.”
    She really has little to offer in the way of substantive political issues. She’s not that smart. But if you can get her on tv or back on the front page of the National Enquirer or Star, she will forget about a congressional seat. That’s how simple her mind operates. And I know better than anyone on the planet.

    • Thanks, Todd. This is a true dilemma for Alaskans. Most people in Alaska never heard of Mary Peltola and after the crap Byron Mallott pulled on young girls, I doubt many non-Native Conservatives would ever vote for Peltola. They don’t trust Native leadership. But on the other hand, a majority of White Conservatives don’t trust Sarah Palin either. So they turned to Nick Begich III, who is untested. The question is, how do we get the Conservatives, who are the clear majority, to get together and resolve this situation and get rid of Peltola in November? Can you help us, Todd?

      • Since you asked, Marla, here’s my recommendation:
        Get Begich and Sarah together for an honest, truce sit-down with representatives from each of their campaigns. This is for the benefit of the clear majority of Alaskans.
        .
        Flip a coin.
        .
        The winner agrees to take position #1, and will endorse the loser for position #2, …..and do not rank Peltola.
        .
        This will ensure a victory for Republicans to regain their seat in Congress. And maybe a chance for Sarah and Nick to regain their stature in this state.
        .
        I’m only a retired First Dude, but this is the only clear path to victory for Conservatives and a way to make RCV a positive outcome.

  16. I heard Joe likes Bud Light. Maybe Mary can bring some smoke salmon strips to the party. Hunter will be there with his crack pipe. Enjoy your brief stay in DC and don’t forget to put on some fancy hairspray for Joe. He might try rubbing noses with you.

  17. Congratulations Mary Peltola!

    I called this months ago when the Gross man dropped out. Thanks for making me right, I mean left. Since up is down, right must be left. Or maybe not, logic is like common sense these days.

  18. Thanks, Todd. This is a true dilemma for Alaskans. Most people in Alaska never heard of Mary Peltola and after the crap Byron Mallott pulled on young girls, I doubt many non-Native Conservatives would ever vote for Peltola. They don’t trust Native leadership. But on the other hand, a majority of White Conservatives don’t trust Sarah Palin either. So they turned to Nick Begich III, who is untested. The question is, how do we get the Conservatives, who are the clear majority, to get together and resolve this situation and get rid of Peltola in November? Can you help us, Todd?

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