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Current fiscal policies limit choices on oil taxes

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 8:52am

As I drive along the spur, north of Kenai, I see more signage going up stating “Vote No on 1.” It seems small and medium size businesses understand who runs this State, Big Oil. Certainly our politicians understand. If the mega-oil companies do not get what they want they will pack their bags and leave. Many individuals believe these behemoths would never abandon Alaska. However, Corporations have only one fiduciary responsibility. It’s all about making more money. And so they do. Rules and regulations ignored. Pay the fines as long as the profits continue. Just ask the big banks.

It is true Alaskans own the State’s oil and gas resources but big oil dictate the terms of accessing it. I know, many believe our politicians have sold us out or are taking some sort of kickbacks. In reality, they clearly understand who runs the State. It could change but that would take honest questions and discussion on our monetary system and fiscal policies. But the “experts” tell us our economic/monetary system is perfect and no need to discuss an alternative to our current Crony Capitalism. Monopolies run the world and “we the people” accept it.

Given our current monetary and fiscal policies we must vote no on ballot measure one. We’re told there are only two choices on this issue. There are alternatives but they are ignored. Hoping we can access our gas and oil without these big oil corporations is impossible given our ignorance. We could vote yes and hope some other big oil company might agree to our terms and conditions. Perhaps Russia’s Gazprom corporation would agree on Alaska’s governmental rules for delivering our oil and gas to the surface. After all, we have millions of our dollars invested in Gazprom and other Russian corporations. Gazprom is the ninth largest oil company in the world. I bet they want to be bigger than Royal Dutch Shell who is number 1 or ExxonMobil (2), BP (3), Chevron (6) or ConocoPhillips (7).

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jford 07/09/14 - 09:57 am
It's not that hard. Vote yes to repeal SB 21,

and do your best to ignore the illogical, muddled nonsense Ray offers up above.

Scuttlebutt 07/11/14 - 10:20 am
Yes to Taking Alaska Back!

I guess Ray likes becoming a colony for the Cartel and genuflects and prostates himself before them. I don't. SB21 passed by one vote; the vote of a man working directly with the oilies and therefore a conflict of interest. That doesn't seem to matter to the writer that the political lines drawn by a gerrymandering team picked by Parnell was deemed illegal by our Supreme Court. Nevermind Treadwell okayed the party anyway and we voted. We are 7th in the Nation for a corrupt administration. That's what you want? We had that before with Veco at the helm. I'm sick of being effed without a kiss. Aren't you? I am voting a resounding YES YES YES!!!!!!

RaySouthwell 07/12/14 - 10:38 am
But Scuttlebutt

We have been treated as a colony for decades now. How do we access our oil/gas without the oil cartel? I am a realist. Without changes to our monetary and fiscal systems, big oil dictates the terms of our oil access.

Please explain how things will work if we all vote Yes?

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