Yearly Dividend Amounts
Year Amount Increase (Decrease) 2007 $1654.00 49.42%
As mentioned previously, one of the biggest decisions attributed to the Governor of Alaska is presiding over how much money the Government sends to each Alaskan. I’m trying to verify if this is an addition to the $1,200 check Palin sent out, and the $600/person check Bush sent out.
$3500 free dollars from the oil companies a year ain’t too shabby. No wonder they have such a meth problem.
But such are the pitfalls of government welfare.
This common welfare payment went up in dramatically 2007, after the passage of a Windfall Profits Tax…in Alaska. As many economists point out, this tax was just transferred to consumers. In the rest of the country. The “lower-48” as they call ’em up North.
Here’s what McCain said about such things…
Posted by The Associated Press June 17, 2008 12:29PMCategories: Breaking News
SAN ANTONIO — Republican Sen. John McCain criticized Sen. Barack Obama’s call for a windfall profits tax on the oil industry on Tuesday, despite leaving the door open to the same idea last month.
McCain criticized Obama, his Democratic rival, repeatedly in excerpts of a speech planned for delivery Tuesday evening. He cited Obama’s advocacy of a tax on excess oil industry profits as well as the Democrat’s vote for President Bush’s energy legislation in 2005.
McCain reserved his sharpest words for the windfall profits tax.
“If that plan sounds familiar, it’s because that was President Carter’s big idea, too. … I’m all for recycling, but it’s better applied to paper and plastic than to the failed policies of the 1970s,” McCain said in the excerpts.
…but then again McCain doesn’t have any executive experience.
And what’s with the divisive Previous-President bashing. I thought we were bringing each other together. Oh wait, that’s the new thing. I’m sorry for expecting consistency in a campaign.
Kind of got spoiled watching Obama, being all mature and shit.
And having one with a rational concept of science is particularly refreshing.