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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Recommended Reading

Since the term "socialist" has made a comeback int he last few weeks (next thing you know, McCain will charge Obama with being an Anarchist or a secessionist) the New Yorker had a
typcially well written commentary.

Me? When Sarah Palin talks about how evil it is to "spread the wealth" and hwo she's been able to cut taxes, I'm amazed that no one in the mainstream media points out that Alaska gives every resident over $3,000 just for living in Alaska based on the state's oil revenues, and with oil at $100+ a barrel, the state was rolling in extra money. What will Alaska do when the lower oil prices affect them? Will she STILL keep taxes low? Her record in Wasilla shows she'll just follow the Bush plan of borrowing amazing amounts of money at let the next person fix her mess.

Still, someone complaining about socialism when their state is “set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."

Last time I checked, that's pretty damn close to socialism.


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