simonus Posted October 29, 2008 Share Posted October 29, 2008 I don't know of any other state government that gets that much natural resource revenue, at least per capita. What I was really saying is that Palin is unexceptional in Alaska as there has been a permanent fund dividend paid since 1982. It is interesting to note that the fund does not seem to have kept up with inflation, excepting, of course, this year where Palin issued a one time add-on (I'm not seeing immediately how she intends to keep this from putting Alaska in the red, or from eating the principal of the fund). Between the oil fund, federal subsidy, and the fact her resource rich state only has about 650,000 people, I am less than impressed. What do you mean by socialist values? Do you mean having the government provide some essential services? If so, ok... so what? Do you mean instituting a progressive income tax system... like Teddy Roosevelt? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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