Socialism by any definition

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    It may take more than a 150k clothing allowance to hide the balls it took Sarah Palin of all people to accuse anyone of being a Socialist. Just ask yourself which of the 50 states is in fact the most Socialist state. If you come up with any other state besides Alaska, IMO you either haven't investigated or are given to self-deception.
    Having read the definitions proffered on another thread while sincerely trying to eliminate Alaska as socialist and failing miserably what can I do but offer this opinion. If the government takes the profits gained from a natural resource and disseminates a portion of taxes gained from this industry so as to eliminate state taxes and even after that actually gives a share of said profits to each and every citizen can it be called anything other than Socialism? It would seem that Sarah has no problem with Socialism as practiced in her home state, she only has a problem with anyone else trying to somehow share the wealth and thereby possibly actually help the middle class out.
    While this is far from the first and only example of hypocrisy exhibited by McCain's choice as VP it is easily among the most amazing example of don't do as I do, do as I say.
     
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    You are right.

    Alaska is the most socialist state in the union.
     
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    Palin's administration last week gained legislative approval for a special $1,200 payment to every Alaskan to help cope with gas prices, which are among the highest in the country. Would anyone call that anything other than Socialism?
     
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    Everyone likes socialism when it comes to what care about most...
     
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    Socialism by any definition?

    Words actually do have meanings. Using them in unconventional ways in order to make a point is a form of obfuscation.
     
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    I would suggest looking up any Socialist Society and attempting to determine what they do with natural resources
     
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    Wouldn’t it be more capitalistic to let corporations keep the money so that they pay their employees a higher wage? Why should the state be involved…except it were socialist?
     
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    Seriously? Where is the money coming from?
     
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    Given the extreme nature of the Alaskan environment, intuitive socialism is necessary to encourage a sustained residancy, but for the over-all survival of our Nation... Not good.
     
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    Alaska is sometimes described as America’s socialist state, because of its collective ownership of resources—an arrangement that allows permanent residents to collect a dividend on the state’s oil royalties.
    It has been Palin’s good fortune to govern the state at a time of record oil prices, which means record dividend checks: two thousand dollars for every Alaskan.
    And because high oil prices also mean staggering heating bills in such a cold place—and because it’s always good politics to give money to voters—Palin got the legislature this year to send an extra twelve hundred dollars to every Alaskan man, woman, and child.
    Alaska is the only State that gives it's citizens a yearly dividend.
     

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