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  •  Look at Socialist Alaska, (4+ / 0-)

    where every citizen of the state gets a yearly pile of dough from sale of the oil under their feet or in waters off the coast.

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    I ♥ President Obama and have his back.
    Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO subsidies to rich Corps.
    Rich pay more, bloated DoD steal less. End war on Afghanistan 01/01/14.

    by OleHippieChick on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:43:08 PM PST

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    •  It is in the Alaskan Constitution (2+ / 0-)
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      CharlieHipHop, FarWestGirl

      that the resources belong to the Alaskan people.  Our history has been one long stretch of outsiders coming in to take our resources and leaving with their tons of cash.  Our constitution hoped to address that, and it truth it worked only to a partial degree.  We are likely one of the most exploited states (by outsiders) in the union still.

      Rather than complain about Alaska, why not work to have the same provision added to your state or even the national constitution?  The national resources really do, by all rights,  belong to the people, it should be stated clearly in the constitutions because it seems the people forget that from time to time.

      Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth - Abraham Lincoln

      by Gustogirl on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 01:41:17 PM PST

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      •  Perhaps it sounds like I'm complaining (2+ / 0-)
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        FarWestGirl, Gustogirl

        about Alaska, but I'm really not. Alaska is a shining example of what profit from OUR OWN resources can do. I believe in a giant pool of dough from profit from our country's resources, to be used for infrastructure and research on green solutions to energy production.
        And I don't want to hear about any bourses or it all goes into an international pot. We know what's produced here. It's time to have it benefit us.

        I ♥ President Obama and have his back.
        Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO subsidies to rich Corps.
        Rich pay more, bloated DoD steal less. End war on Afghanistan 01/01/14.

        by OleHippieChick on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:27:16 PM PST

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