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Industry testifies on plan to cut Alaska oil taxes (Palin Smackdown)
SF Gate ^ | 2/17/11 | Becky Bohrer

Posted on 02/16/2011 10:49:44 PM PST by pissant

Oil industry leaders delivered a stinging rebuke of the production tax that became a hallmark of Gov. Sarah Palin's administration, telling a legislative committee Wednesday that it has discouraged investment and made Alaska a less attractive place to do business.

Representatives of BP Alaska, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Pioneer Natural Resources said the tax cut and expanded tax credits proposed by Palin's successor, Gov. Sean Parnell, is a positive step toward encouraging greater activity and boosting oil production.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister
KEYWORDS: bigoil; duncandonuts; falconpartyof1; freepressforpalin; palin; sarahpalin
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The unraveling rages on.
1 posted on 02/16/2011 10:49:51 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

From one pocket to another, it makes sense that the state would want to tap into this revenue since this is a primary industry in Alaska and the government had enabled them in so many ways to extract this oil. Infrastructure, , , ...

What bothers the hell out of me is the road blocks and the huge cost imposed by Washington. It is their state, they should get a say and the Feds should butt out.

We are witnessing the oil industry being partners in crime of robbing Alaska to feed the beast in Washington.


2 posted on 02/16/2011 10:55:16 PM PST by dila813
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To: pissant
Palin not only took on the the Repubs Establishment but the energy giants as well..., they all strike back to reestablish the "Natural Order" in Alaska politics...!
3 posted on 02/16/2011 10:56:31 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: dila813

Think Art Laffer


4 posted on 02/16/2011 10:56:45 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: ExSES

ROFL. Yeah, that’s it. Evil Big Oil


5 posted on 02/16/2011 10:57:37 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: dila813; pissant
We are witnessing the oil industry being partners in crime of robbing Alaska to feed the beast in Washington

. agreed
6 posted on 02/16/2011 10:58:09 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: pissant

Only in the minds of PDSers like you, pissant. If the feds openned up ANWAR, the line of oil companies to drill there would extend half way to Texas.

But hey, cheer for those crony cr%pitalists who are in bed with the demscum. After all, they hate the right person: Palin.

/hurl


7 posted on 02/16/2011 10:59:32 PM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: pissant; onyx

BTW, ping onyx. pissant is up to his/her (I really don’t know) standard PDS garbage.


8 posted on 02/16/2011 11:02:05 PM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: piytar; sickoflibs

Well she did tell her Global Warming Group she created to find ways to reduce the states carbon footprint. Taxes on petroleum work nicely.


9 posted on 02/16/2011 11:02:29 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
The unraveling rages on.
Exxon posted record profits while she was Governor troll.
10 posted on 02/16/2011 11:03:34 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: piytar

Did you like the fact she asked her global warming flunkies to find out how Alaska could enter into a cap and trade system?


11 posted on 02/16/2011 11:04:01 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: lewislynn

Bobby Jindal has been good to them


12 posted on 02/16/2011 11:04:39 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
I've watched gov's up here for 15-20 years beholding to oil industry. Even Phony Tony Knowles (dem) wanted to raid the Perm Fund to build a gas line & give it to oil companies.

Palin was the first one to put them back in their place, she didn't roll over. She gave them 3 billion in tax breaks from 2006-2010. Now Parnell wants to give them 10 billion over nx 10 years and they won't even be satisfied with that. Actually, they want us to pay them to take that dirty oil outta the ground and get rid of it for us.

Every political up here from nearly every party gets money from oil industry, reality. Pretty hard to be as honest as Palin was. I read that Ak has 50-60 billion stashed away in funds and 86 billion of oil still in the ground. The state could make it another 10 years without raising any taxes on Alaskans. Eventually, the oil will be in demand and somebody will want it.

I'd trust Palin's judgment over big oil hands down. Oil industry is trying to push through their big tax break with Gov Parnell who use to be their lobbyist and me thinks still is. Why do you think the entire legislature is ice cold about Parnell's new tax write off idea, even most the Repubs????

13 posted on 02/16/2011 11:11:07 PM PST by Eska
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To: pissant

Nah, they’re not Evil, just ... Amoral.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 11:11:15 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: ExSES

I was around for Reagan and Palin is Reagan in High Heels! She is better looking, but Reagan was not in his prime.

Palin is quicker in getting her words out than any politician in the last 50 years, this is a sign she says what she believes! Finally, someone who tells the Truth!

Some people seems to think a woman can’t run this country, that’s another reason why she needs to be the first woman President!

She would do a lot to hurt the men having sex with men lifestyle, Normal would be back in again! That’s probably the biggest reason that the anti Palin freepers keeping spurring out all the same negatives Reagan lived with, yes, our token liberal democrat Trolls and with their sick lifestyle!


15 posted on 02/16/2011 11:11:18 PM PST by factmart
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To: pissant
This has no merit whatsoever. If the oil companies were serious about getting around these "punative taxes" they would be dealing with the current Governor and legislature and not using it to "smackdown" a former Governor.

The tax was established to ensure the protection of the enviroment from the ravishing of the oil companies and the proceeds were re-destributed to the people by Sarah Palin.

This is a political ploy by obama's pets at BP and they just want to get at the oil, without paying the tax.

Anybody with a brain half the size of a pissant has heard Palin talk about extracting the oil at Anwar on many, many occasions, she's all for it, but not at the expense of the environment being ruined by the oil companies and the people getting screwed out of what is rightfully theirs.

The quest of the Palin-bashers never ends, but they lose everytime...
16 posted on 02/16/2011 11:11:40 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: pissant

I RETRACT ANYTHING NICE I HAVE EVER SAID, WROTE, POSTED, BLOGGED, THOUGHT OR CONSIDERED ABOUT YOU.

PissAnt ya crossed the line ... critical thinking isn’t your strongest suit, now you are a but a drummer for the PDS Parade.

First buy a clue, then a vowel if you have any points left buy a brain cell to keep the the one you already have company on those lonely lonely nights (it seems you just aren’t enough to keep it occupied)

TT


17 posted on 02/16/2011 11:12:05 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: pissant
(SARCASM) Man, you're quite an impressive little Freeper.
An expert on all that is politics, women and now the oil industry!!! (/SARCASM)
18 posted on 02/16/2011 11:14:27 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: TexasTransplant

How does Texas tax oil down there, Tex? ROFL


19 posted on 02/16/2011 11:14:31 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: The Cajun

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association concerned about Obama’s taxes on energy producers

http://blog.nola.com/tpmoney/2009/03/louisiana_oil_and_gas_associat.html


20 posted on 02/16/2011 11:17:25 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: The Cajun

Tax breaks are costing Louisiana too much, activists say

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/11/tax_breaks_are_costing_louisia.html


21 posted on 02/16/2011 11:18:47 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
While officials made no guarantees that the moves would lead to more investment or jobs for Alaskans, saying a number of factors influence their decisions, they made clear that Alaska runs the risk of being further overlooked in favor of other states or countries with more favorable tax regimes if the Legislature doesn't act.

Sounds like they're talking out their arses. What state are they going to go to to drill for oil anyway?

22 posted on 02/16/2011 11:20:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Well, Obama is promising to close the “tax loophole” on oil producers. Isn’t that nice.


23 posted on 02/16/2011 11:25:07 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: FrankR
If the oil companies were serious about getting around these "punative taxes" they would be dealing with the current Governor and legislature

Care to pull your foot out of your mouth, or is it tasty?

24 posted on 02/16/2011 11:26:36 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
Louisiana Oil and Gas Association concerned about Obama’s taxes on energy producers

Once again you're trying to compare apples to oranges with your PDS bs.
If you haven't noticed yet *Mensa*, OBummer is trying to shut down the oil industry (my industry for 30 years) and Palin wants us to drill here, drill now and become energy independent of the *Ragheads*.

25 posted on 02/16/2011 11:29:14 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: Eska; pissant

I read “Sarah takes on Big Oil” by two oil industry experts and it explain with graphs and charts how Sarah brought accountability to the Oil companies as far as dealings with the State of Alaska. The corruption and cronyism going on up there was amazing, it’s so sad that a hateful troll would be so ignorant just because of their hate sounds more like a leftist


26 posted on 02/16/2011 11:29:44 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: pissant

IOWs they have no other place to go as long as 0bungbang keeps the screws tightened on them so they’re just blowing smoke.


27 posted on 02/16/2011 11:29:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: The Cajun

How does that fit in with cap and trade she wanted? And reducing “our carbon footprint” she insists she wants to do.


28 posted on 02/16/2011 11:32:34 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Bigtigermike

You can find Palin sycophants all over the place. Hell, even here, where its normally understood to be one of the most conservative groups of online folks, people will pimp for LOST, Amnesty, oil tax hikes, Feminism, DADT repeal, etc, etc, as long as Palin says so.


29 posted on 02/16/2011 11:35:25 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
You're changing the subject. Who can blame you? Even the Dems in AK aren't so dumb that they missed the blatant caveat the oil execs made.

But Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, said he heard no "convincing evidence" that companies would invest or explore more or hire more Alaskans.

30 posted on 02/16/2011 11:36:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

I agree. The dems will fight it, like Precious. The conservatives will pass the tax cut, if they can. Just like conservatives do.


31 posted on 02/16/2011 11:37:44 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
How does that fit in with cap and trade she wanted? And reducing “our carbon footprint” she insists she wants to do.

We're talking oil industry *Mensa*, drill here drill now which Palin supports 100%.
What do you think, in all your vast knowledge, will happen in the oil industry if Palin is elected president?
Be honest if you haven't forgotten how.

32 posted on 02/16/2011 11:38:08 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: pissant
While officials made no guarantees that the moves would lead to more investment or jobs for Alaskans,...

Giving something and getting nothing; is that a "conservative" negotiating tactic? LOL

33 posted on 02/16/2011 11:41:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: The Cajun

I go by record, MENSA. She wanted Cap and Trade and to reduce our carbon footprint when gubner. I’m sure, like her mentor McCain, she’ll say anything now to try to get elected in a conservative primary. I imagine you won’t hear her complaining like she did in her book Going Rouge, about Katie Couric editing out her ‘lets reduce our carbon footprint’ gobblygook in their interview.


34 posted on 02/16/2011 11:45:01 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Is it not amazing how this redistribution of wealth, ie, socialism, is not viewed as such by some republicans.


35 posted on 02/16/2011 11:49:02 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Apparently property rights are no longer a conservative principle. Alaskans should have no say and no compensation when multi-national companies take value from their land. State’s rights is right out too.


36 posted on 02/16/2011 11:52:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: pissant
I go by record, MENSA.

No Ace, you go by twisted BS.
If Palin is elected president, the domestic oil industry will spin up to a higher level than in the 50's and 60's exploration and production wise.

Drill here, drill now will happen with Palin little urine dampened Formicidae.

37 posted on 02/16/2011 11:57:45 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: TigersEye

Clown, the state of Alaska was bought, it belongs lock stock and barrel to the American tax payers. The johnny come lately that live there have no bigger claim than the rest of americans. And this welfare craps needs to stop. That excludes the native indians that have a seperate status.


38 posted on 02/17/2011 12:03:19 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: pissant; onyx; jimrob
You can find Palin sycophants all over the place. Hell, even here, where its normally understood to be one of the most conservative groups of online folks, people will pimp for LOST, Amnesty, oil tax hikes, Feminism, DADT repeal, etc, etc, as long as Palin says so.

Someone who we all admire deeply and respect greatly thoughtfully evaluated Sarah Palin and drew this conclusion:

Being as how I'm a God, Country, Family, small government, traditional American values, Life & Liberty patriotic kind of guy, Sarah Palin IS my cup of tea. My cup runneth over! I pray she runs.


39 posted on 02/17/2011 12:11:57 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: org.whodat
Apparently you don't believe in any part of the Constitution.

Go throw rocks at the tigers, junior.

40 posted on 02/17/2011 12:13:13 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: org.whodat

Well, pretty soon she’ll be competing with Mitt for the biggest fabulist.


41 posted on 02/17/2011 12:15:58 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: TigersEye
Do what, the Constitution has not one word in it about the Alaska purchase. And it damn sure does not have a special exception clause for equal treatment under the law.
42 posted on 02/17/2011 12:16:46 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Bigtigermike

If you own something, you get to decide when to sell it and for how much. The people of Alaska own their natural resources, per their Constitution. If they want to charge more to the oil companies, that’s their right. Due to political cronyism the price paid for Alaskan oil had been low for years and ACES adjusted it. Now that Palin is gone, the oil companies want to play games with the Republican politicians again. If the oil companies think the price is too high, they can go elsewhere. That’s their right.


43 posted on 02/17/2011 12:17:01 AM PST by excopconservative
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To: re_nortex

DeMint endorsed Romney in 08. We all screw up from time to time.


44 posted on 02/17/2011 12:18:15 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: org.whodat
Was it legitimately admitted to the Union as a state or not?

Go back to playing with crayons. When you can keep the color inside the lines then you can play with the big kids. LOL

45 posted on 02/17/2011 12:21:13 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: The Cajun

You are guessing what she’d do in the future versus chapter and verse I give you on her history, and you say I’m twisting? ROFL.

Gwen Ifill: But I just wanted to ask you, do you support capping carbon emissions?

Precious: I do I do!

What a retard


46 posted on 02/17/2011 12:26:02 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
What a retard

So you think Palin has a plan to shut down the oil industry like OBummer is doing?

And you call me a retard, LOL!
We've gotten used to your pathetic attempts to twist and smear Palin's views, but this one is pathetic on steroids. She is the most vocal, pro oil industry and energy independence candidate out there.

47 posted on 02/17/2011 12:46:22 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: The Cajun

What’s twisted about “I do I do” support carbon caps. And what’s twisted about me citing her plans to get Alaska in a cap and trade market? Are you one of those tree hugging idiots that think cap and trade is anything short of suicide?


48 posted on 02/17/2011 12:49:53 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: re_nortex; pissant
pissant is a troll - post Sarah photos to him.
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”

49 posted on 02/17/2011 12:54:12 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: piytar; pissant
pissant is a troll - post Sarah photos to him.

50 posted on 02/17/2011 12:57:44 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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