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Alaskans get $1,174 checks from state's oil wealth
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[quote:PLOW DRIVER:MV8xNjQ2ODY3XzI3MjA0MDg4X0NDODM2OA==] [quote:Anonymous Coward 1557770:MV8xNjQ2ODY3XzI3MjAzNzc5XzY4Q0I4MTBE] I'm sure that's great news for Alaskans, considering they used to get $4,000. yaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!! :applause2: [/quote] I know this is true when I was up there in the early 1990's people used to easily get $4,000 a piece. A family of 10-12 could afford to live on the dividend income through the winter. Not so anymore, and how come, the first gulf war was under way, gas soared to 1.78 a gallon.....now its currently 3.69 a gallon, I guess the Japs and the chineese cant afford high oil prices, since all that Alaskan oil is sold to them instead of kept in our own country. Seems like a big fat scam to me. [/quote]
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaska residents will soon be getting a check for $1,174 simply because they live there.
Each person's share of the state's vast oil wealth was announced with much fanfare in Anchorage Tuesday, with Gov. Sean Parnell ripping open a gold-colored envelope to reveal the number. This day is so widely anticipated in Alaska that the announcement of the Permanent Fund Dividend amount was carried live on television statewide, and dozens tuned in to watch a live webcast by the governor's office.
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