Oil prices mean jackpot for Alaskans

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DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska - Daniel Congiolosi, like millions of Americans, is being hammered by soaring energy costs.

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Bob

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Sep 5, 2008
 
It seems like Alaska has a profit-sharing plan for all of its residents. Here in Illinois, we have a profit-sharing plan for friends and family of corrupted officials (Blago, Obama, Todd Stroger, Daley, Emil Jones, Ricky Handon etc.).
Sympathetic

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Good for Alaska. Less for Arabs.
Mo Shizzle

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Hey, Sarah, baby. How about sending a few billion to the lower 48? I'll vote for you...and even turn evangelical for you if you pay my energy costs for the next few years and provide a little extra (wink, wink) for that new kitchen I've been dying to install. Obama, who?
Mo Shizzle

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Or, if that doesn't work for ya, sweetie, how's about a corn for oil swap. Love, ya
Dave

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Bob wrote:
It seems like Alaska has a profit-sharing plan for all of its residents. Here in Illinois, we have a profit-sharing plan for friends and family of corrupted officials (Blago, Obama, Todd Stroger, Daley, Emil Jones, Ricky Handon etc.).
I would rather have the money go to the people of one of our states then to the arabs. Too bad i live in illinois and not friends with Obama's buddies. I just pay.
Dana

Fairbanks, AK

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Sep 5, 2008
 
As a transplanted Chicagoan,I'm appreciating the PFD checks. When the price of oil per barrel rises, it's good for the coffers of the state, but individuals end up paying the same high and sometimes higher prices for fuel (uleaded today $4.33/gal) and that's in town. The folks in the bush arepaying at least a dollar more and items like a gallon of milk can run near $8.
RomanB

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Welcome to Alaska. The biggest welfare state in the US.
Paul

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Assuming next year's surplus comes in at $6.7 billion, somewhere between the predicted $5 to $9 billion, that is $10,000 for every man, woman and child in Alaska and only Alaskan citizens can get big energy rebate checks. That is not my idea of "COUNTRY FIRST."
Palin was the first to send a lobbyist to Washington to get tens of millions of pork for her town as mayor. That's not my idea of "Reform."
javier

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Sep 5, 2008
 
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Taxpayer

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Sep 5, 2008
 
How can we bring this to the entire US.

Do you think the person responsible for this could come in and work at the federal level?
Taxpayer

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Your problem is that you don't understand the concept of working "for" your constituents.

You are used to democrats who work for, well, democrats.
Paul wrote:
Assuming next year's surplus comes in at $6.7 billion, somewhere between the predicted $5 to $9 billion, that is $10,000 for every man, woman and child in Alaska and only Alaskan citizens can get big energy rebate checks. That is not my idea of "COUNTRY FIRST."
Palin was the first to send a lobbyist to Washington to get tens of millions of pork for her town as mayor. That's not my idea of "Reform."
Idonno

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Is their supposed to be something wrong with these payments is it something sinister that Gov. Palin is doing and people should be made aware of the way she conducts these payouts that were initiated with the oil companies years ago by the Alaskan legislature?
the state of Texas has set aside many many years ago in the 19th century millions of acres in west Texas to be used by the state universities U T and A&M. they receive several billions from oil royalties every year. all offshore drilling royalties and lease payments go to the national treasury so shouldn't nancy pelosi and harry reid be held as reviled in this article?
especially since we US citizens get nothing from the royalties?
Idonno

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Sep 5, 2008
 
RomanB wrote:
Welcome to Alaska. The biggest welfare state in the US.
hmmmm, guess the whole southside of chicago will move there now.
Joe

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Sep 5, 2008
 
RomanB wrote:
Welcome to Alaska. The biggest welfare state in the US.
No. It looks like the state of Alaska issues refunds to ALL its citizens. Welfare is when the state takes money from everybody and gives it to one group,like Illinois does with its $20,000 grants that were issued without any accountability to so-called "after school programs" (whatever it means) in the south side. Programs that were investigated by the Tribune and found to be wasteful and fraudulently issued.
Joe

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Paul wrote:
Assuming next year's surplus comes in at $6.7 billion, somewhere between the predicted $5 to $9 billion, that is $10,000 for every man, woman and child in Alaska and only Alaskan citizens can get big energy rebate checks. That is not my idea of "COUNTRY FIRST."
Palin was the first to send a lobbyist to Washington to get tens of millions of pork for her town as mayor. That's not my idea of "Reform."
I guess you can take your complaint to the corrupted Democrats in Springfiled and ask them to quit stealing from the citizens of Illinois.
Steve

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Sep 5, 2008
 
RomanB wrote:
Welcome to Alaska. The biggest welfare state in the US.
"The surplus just seems to get bigger and bigger," said Oliver Scott Goldsmith, head of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska. "The state is awash in oil dollars, and the projection is that for the next few years we will have significant surpluses over and above current levels, in the billions of dollars."

Welfare state? Are you kidding?? They are MAKING MONEY (not taking it from some and giving it to others) and passing it out to ALL citizens. not just the poor or those under a certain income level. Good for you Alaska! A beautiful state, albeit expensive to live there, and I'm sure all its citizens are happy their government is giving back to them when they can, and not just TAKE TAKE TAKE like good ol' Illinois!
Dave

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Taxpayer wrote:
How can we bring this to the entire US.
Do you think the person responsible for this could come in and work at the federal level?
Elect Mcain/Palin.
Dave

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Sep 5, 2008
 
RomanB wrote:
Welcome to Alaska. The biggest welfare state in the US.
These people work also.

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