posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 03:17 AM
Many in Alaska work out in the Oil Fields, and the ONLY Major revenue source in Alaska aside from Fishing, is in fact Oil. Much of the employment is
seasonal as well, since you need hard-packed Winter Permafrost to move the Platforms. Due to this, I know quite a few folks up there who are left to
their own resources during the Off-Season, and they make money through whatever means they may encounter. Some of them Trap for Fur, others run Tours,
and the lucky ones manage to find room on a Fishing Vessel. Offering such a payment in this environment, is in effect issuing Government Stimulus
BTW, the Socialism issue with Senator Obama is not just about his "Wealth Redistribution" plan, it also has to do with his efforts to Nationalize
Health Care, and Nationalize Education.
Also, reintroducing leftover revenue into the Market is not "Spreading the Wealth", as you are not penalizing Citizens through the increased Taxes
of one Income Level, while decreasing the Taxes and increasing the Payments to another Income Level. Everyone who paid Federal Income Taxes received a
Government Stimulus Cheque Last year, which essentially represents a Tax Rebate. This is not Socialism, it is a fund reimbursement.