08/12/14 - 8:50am
I was not in attendance at one of the recent debates about Prop 1 (oil taxation) but I saw part of it later. Someone asked the question “why is big oil spending $13 million dollars in a media blitz trying to convince us to vote No on One?” The response: “The oil companies are simply trying to educate voters.” The audience erupted in laughter.
So, with regard to Prop 1 (oil tax issue), take your pick: 1. Oil companies are trying to educate you or, 2. Oil companies will spend as much as necessary to preserve a big fat tax cut that will hurt Alaskans far into the future.