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Pay off the federal debt - sell Alaska

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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Pay off the federal debt - sell Alaska




We're deeply in debt, so let's think big. Imagine that you own 50 properties; wouldn't you consider selling the biggest liability, one that costs more than it brings in? One that is worth enough to pay off your entire debt? In this case a property big enough to raise $14 trillion. Think Alaska.


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I'm sure the neocons will love the source! And just think Sarah Palin just might actually be in Russia in her house! I'm assuming this is satire but an interesting read nonetheless. We could save replacing all the US Flags with 49 stars by making Puerto Rico our 50th state.
Hey drastic times call for drastic measueres.

Think Monopoly Board Game for crazy people. Heck I've had to sell assets before.

Look out Hawaii



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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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I would prefer to sell California, myself.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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I'd rather see Cali. go (figuratively speaking). Alaska is far more important from a potential resource use and preservation (both above and below ground) perspective. Besides, it's the last great frontier right? Alaska stays, for beauty alone...



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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Hawaii - yes buy one get one free!



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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palin, the exiled. one woman (with a funny accent and long legs) to sway theart of batman and robin forever. debt obsolved. what are we giving to china and japan? hawaii?



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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Yes, since we are selling our most lucrative asset, why don't we just sell Jersey?

I'd be fine with selling Alaska if it meant we could be rid of 14 trillion - but only if we never let our government debt-spend again. All their credit cards are cut up!! Snip.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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How about using the money from fort Knox, was not the gold in them vaults just for this occasion

2nd line.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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The value of the natural resources in Alaska far outweigh the debt owed. I would rather the US strip mine and drill for oil to pay off the debt....that's what China would do. At least then we would still have the land.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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You're assuming the federal government owns Alaska when technically it is a sovereign nation. Also there is enough oil in Alaska to last 1000 years.

What we should sell is the corporate democracy/oligarchy. It is a corporation and even has it's own government, congress, and president. I say we sell it to North Korea since it would fit in better there then in America these days with its police state aspirations.


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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by allprowolfy
How about using the money from fort Knox, was not the gold in them vaults just for this occasion

2nd line.


You're kidding yourself if you believe their is anything there..

ps. If they sell Alaska back to Russia or China buys it; this means they can put whatever they want there. Including silos and missile launchers
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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Geographically, Alaska would make the most sense. I don't know why someone brought up California, that state takes up the majority of the left coast.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Selling Alaska on the private markets to private citizens would be the greatest thing the US federal government could ever do in its entire history.

Selling Alaska to another State for the sake of canceling debts would be the biggest mistake the US federal government could ever do in its entire history.

The proper thing for the US government to do is to offer up every single piece of federal land throughout the entire country for sale on the private markets. - while at the same time cutting spending and government bureaucracy to 1870s levels.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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sell New Joysey!

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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Give the Canadians Alaska, and they will absolve the Americans of their Canadian debt. That should take care of one or two dollars.. . At least we aren't those pesky Russkies. haha



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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Add to that, DC and Illinois.

Of course I do not think we would get a wooden nickle for DC. Heck, we would probably have to pay to get that offloaded.


Originally posted by ThinkingCap
Geographically, Alaska would make the most sense. I don't know why someone brought up California, that state takes up the majority of the left coast.


That was a joke wasn't it? The left coast is the reasoning.

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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Sorry off topic maybe...

Stop the stupid and meaningless costly wars and in few years Americans may survive. No need to sell any properties...





posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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While were at it just have them sell it to Google. Its only a matter of time since it becomes it's own nation



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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I would prefer to sell California, myself.

NO! NO! SELL Washington DC complete with the lobbyists and politicians!.... AND their ill gotten money.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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The guy's Liberal so I can't tell if he's joking or not. I'd say it's actually so stupid he's probably not..

Anyways, as others said, I'd gladly see California go.. or, as a matter of fact, I'd gladly see it given for free to Mexico.



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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This was obviously submitted tongue-in-cheek in an attempt to get a rise out of the Drill-Baby-Drill crowd.

@ Slayer Do you think we could even give away NJ?

@ Aggie Man I agree!

Here is more irreverent satire from 2000, (Notice date of article)

BUSH TO SELL ALASKA IF ELECTED - "IT DOESN'T EVEN FIT ON THE MAP," SAYS GOP HOPEFUL.



In a bold and unexpected move, Gov. George W. Bush announced Friday that he would sell Alaska if elected president. The proceeds would not go toward paying off the national debt, but would instead be converted to cash and dropped on taxpayers from low-flying airplanes.


Bush said after his announcement Friday at a child pornographer's convention in Salt Lake City. "It makes more than sense. It makes sensibility."

SOURCE

Sorry yall. I just needed some levity today. Have at it.

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