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  • To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska

    02/25/2013 7:24:29 PM PST · by mgist · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/25/13 | WP
    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.”