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Old 12-14-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska

The prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a simple, elegant option that involves no tax increases, no spending cuts and just a bit of imagination.

Sell Alaska.

That’s right. Put the entire state — from Juneau to Deadhorse, from the Bering Strait to the Beaufort Sea — on the auction block.

...

I e-mailed Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) to ask him how he would feel about having his state sold out from under him.

“I can’t talk down our value,” he replied. “It’s a great piece of property. We love this place. Great views.”

Source: To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska - The Washington Post
Not a bad investment. We went from $7 million in 1867, or just under $0.02 per acre, to $16 trillion in 2012, or $43,835.62 per acre. Which is a 2,191,781% increase in value. Not too shabby for a 145 year investment.

If they sell Alaska, I am staying with the new owners.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Likely whoever buys it will start drilling ANWR, fast track Pebble, shoot the stupid Belugas, and fish the Halibut and Polluck into extinction.

And you think there is a lot of whining on this forum now...
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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And you think there is a lot of whining on this forum now...
There won't be any complaining after the re-education curiculum is complete
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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There won't be any complaining after the re-education curiculum is complete
Yep:


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Old 12-14-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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Please, just shoot me! Why? Why do people have to do things like this?

The two best ways to start clawing our way out from under our debt are:
1. Cut spending. If we don't need to spend money in a given area, then we shouldn't.
2. Eliminate job-killing regulation. So much of the regulation has killed jobs and forced employers overseas.
Sure, if the regulation does help the environs or protects the worker, then keep it. But, so much regulation does neither.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Please, just shoot me! Why? Why do people have to do things like this?
They've successfully completed the curiculum
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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There won't be any complaining after the re-education curiculum is complete
We can put them in the FEMA Camp that is just outside Fairbanks. It is suppose to be big enough to house the entire population of Alaska three times over.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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We can put them in the FEMA Camp that is just outside Fairbanks. It is suppose to be big enough to house the entire population of Alaska three times over.
Two million square miles according to the loon on the Politics forum.

I wonder if the bank would lend me that much money....
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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We can put them in the FEMA Camp that is just outside Fairbanks. It is suppose to be big enough to house the entire population of Alaska three times over.
Maybe they can open up a Sam & Lee's there too.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Maybe they can open up a Sam & Lee's there too.
Nice, I'll ask Mrs. Kim.
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