As millionaires, Alaskans could buy back their politicians

Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2007

In Wednesday's letters, Thomas Baxter of Kasilof writes to suggest that the state offer $1 million dollars out of the Alaska Permanent Fund to each of its 650,000 citizens, making every Alaskan a millionaire.

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I can think of another reason this would be a good idea. Once we're all millionaires, we could pool our collective funds to buy back one of our politicians from the oil companies.

Jim Hale


Editor's note: Thomas Baxter's math was wrong, but he stands by his general idea of doling out the money.

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