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To solve our debt problems, letís sell Alaska
Washington Post ^ | 2/25/13 | WP

Posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:29 PM PST by mgist

To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska Treadwell makes a strong case for a home-grown offer. He notes that of Alaska’s 365 million acres, the state government already owns 103 million, which were deeded at the time of statehood. An additional 44 million acres came with the Alaska Native Claims Act. “U.S. cash in our till would barely cover a week of federal deficits, but we believe the potential here is worth trillions, especially if we gained freedom to drill it,” Treadwell said. “Location, location, location.”

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KEYWORDS: alaskasale
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I wonder if this was Obama's secret promise to Putin, overheard on the press microphones? We are being prepped for the sale?
1 posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:38 PM PST by mgist
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Nah. Keep AK; sell CA, OR, and Washington.

Who needs a west coast harbor?


2 posted on 02/25/2013 7:26:23 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Of course, if they sold Alaska but continued spending as they are, it wouldn’t help.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 7:28:13 PM PST by stevem
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I guess Obama could sell Alaska via executive order.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 7:29:18 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

NAH...let’s sell California and New York and Illinois


5 posted on 02/25/2013 7:29:52 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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Better yet, shouldn’t have brought in Hawaii.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 7:29:52 PM PST by bgill
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Let's scrap socialism, reduce the size of government and grow ourselves out of debt. It makes far more sense to exploit the resources in Alaska than to sell it so someone who whould do exactly what the socialist government prevents us from doing.

Now that I think about it, I'd like to buy Alaska. How much?

7 posted on 02/25/2013 7:30:18 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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Nuts - sell California...


8 posted on 02/25/2013 7:32:12 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska

There is a "better idea" already circulating in Washington.

All told there is over $19 trillion residing in private 401-K and IRA accounts.

Washington simply needs to "borrow" these...and eve3rything will be hunky-dory.

9 posted on 02/25/2013 7:32:19 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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But that is where we all are going to move from Texas when Globull Warming makes it 150 degrees down here.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 7:32:22 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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Massachusetts.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 7:32:22 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Yes, and let some other nation, probably China, develop all the resources the libs have blocked domestic development of for years. A pretty logical outcome to liberal deficit spending and environmental whackoism.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 7:32:32 PM PST by Will88
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From the Washington Post. You could buy them for 17 cents and a bottle of Gatorade right now.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 7:34:02 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Palin Derangement Syndrome...


14 posted on 02/25/2013 7:34:36 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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Nuts - sell California... Hell, let's INVADE California, kick out the Mexicans and the Communists, restore the rightful Golden Staters to power and DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!
15 posted on 02/25/2013 7:35:39 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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Better to, metaphorically, kill the disease of Marxism than dismember one’s country.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 7:35:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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The comments at the link are pathetic.

Every third post is a lefty, imagining him or her self as clever by making a joke about selling off the Palins.

They don't have the slightest idea why the Palins are worthy of hate, they just know that to be truly cool, according to the beautiful people in hollywood and the media, they have to hate Palins.

17 posted on 02/25/2013 7:38:25 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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How about giving back all federal lands to states and allowing states do what their citizens decide with their lands?

Alaska is crippled with federal intervention. Bureaucrats sitting in DC have no clue to what is happening in Western MD or VA, let alone what the real situation is in AK.

Alaska is a Republic waiting to happen if it wasn't for the native welfare population.

18 posted on 02/25/2013 7:38:45 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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The leaders of establishment America are complete fools.

Only God can save us now.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 7:51:50 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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Sell Washington DC and its swampland.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 7:52:42 PM PST by Red Steel
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