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    I didn't catch the whole story but I heard George Snuffleupagus say something on his show yesterday about how Alaskan residents got to vote themselves a $1,200 check each that was tied to a ballot question opening up more areas for drilling. Basically, allow the oil companies to drill and you get a $1,200 kickback each. Honestly, it seems way too egregious to be true. Anyone know anything about this?
     
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    Don't know. Why do you feel it's egregious for citizens of Alaska to
    1) decide how their resources should be used?
    2) decide who should be paid for the use of those resources?

    It seems consistent with the thinking behind the establishment of the Alaska Permanent Fund, which also provides cash derived from oil production to individual Alaskans

    Do you think that they are incapable of making an informed choice?
     
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    More unlikely than incapable.
     
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    are you saying that they were duped?
     
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    I don't know enough about it to say for sure. But it seems like a pretty fast horse to me.
     
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    I did a little bit more research. Looks like they might only get $250 now, or nothing at all.
     
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    and then some.
     
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    They've been getting these dividend checks for years.
     
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    I haven't been able to find much about it to be honest. I'm sure it's just my limited google skills. Got any links?
     
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    Imagine that, Alaskans getting cash from oil companies that they license to exploit their resources? Such unmitigated gall!
     

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