Alaska: State with a long history of ...

Alaska: State with a long history of take and give

There are 3 comments on the El Paso Times story from Oct 9, 2008, titled Alaska: State with a long history of take and give. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Alaska is awash in billions of surplus dollars from the current high oil prices and a tax hike on the oil industry, but it remains at the forefront of states feeding at the federal trough.

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Steve -El Paso-Rockport

Odessa, TX

#1 Oct 9, 2008
Alaska checks are tied to the price of oil- those checks have been around at least 40 years- the governor has nothing to do with it.

Oil prices high - Alaskans pay more for gas but get a bigger check.

“The Horse Stops Here”

Since: May 08


#2 Oct 9, 2008
Freddie Mac and his fat girlfriend Fannie Mae were in town Visiting the Lehman Bros when all of a sudden they fell down the steps at the Aig office near the Wachovia Bank causing massive bruising to WaMu the son of Freddies cousin Google.The resulting pile of fat caused a tremor of 2.0 on the Richter scale. Meanwhile back at the ranch,The Soloman Bros were cooking up some pork fat for Sen Obamas gang for the big showdown and rodeo In November.

Mill Valley, CA

#3 Oct 9, 2008
Palin's Alaska is the biggest welfare state in the union. Her Wasila, the methamphetamine capital.

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