Welcome! Follow me on twitter at @johnrlottjr . Please e-mail questions to email@example.com.
posted by John Lott at 1:52 AM
That's the scariest interview I've heard yet about Senator Obama. Why is this not on every news show out there?Why is John McCain not putting this out on national television?
I didn't realize the Constitution was supposed "to do" anything FOR ME, I thought it was outlining my freedom "to do" for myself.Astounding.
Given Obama's recent answer to Joe the Plumber's question in Ohio, a 2001 interview where he says it's a tragedy that 'redistribution of wealth not pursued by the supreme court', and his debate answer where he said health care 'is a right' (i.e. he thinks some have a claim on other people's property in order to pay for health care), Obama for sure is a hardcore socialist. If he gets elected he will indeed change the United States--for the worse.
Is Alaska the most socialist state in the country? Under Governor Palin, the 2008 "share the oil wealth" payment to each resident increased a whopping 50% from 2007:http://tinyurl.com/6pkmqaWelcome to the People's Republic of Alaska, where every resident this year will get a $3,200 payout, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of Sarah Palin, the state's Republican governor. That's $22,400 for a family of seven, like Palin's. Since 1982, the Alaska Permanent Fund, which invests oil revenues from state lands, has paid out a dividend on invested oil loot to everyone who has been in the state for a year. But Palin upped the ante by joining with Democrats and some recalcitrant Republican state legislators to share in oil company windfall profits, further fattening state tax revenue and permitting an additional payout in tax funds to residents.
Anonymous, for your ignorance you get a A+. The money paid to Alaskans is for the oil that the companies take. It is a payment to the OWNERS of the petroleum, not a share the wealth program. I will call it royalties to make it easier for you to understand.
Your argument is subtle but skewed. You see, the oil is the resource of the state and as such the resource of the people of the state. In this case the state acted with due diligence to return to the people what is belonged to the people. It would be fair that the state received some compensation for acting as agent for the people so I hope that some small part of the monies were kept for the state for their efforts on behalf of the people.The oil is the product of no one's work other than Mother Nature's. The monies collected by the state are the cost of doing business with the people of Alaska and. If you don't want to pay the money then drill in another state.The product contained in my wallet is the product of no ones effort other than myself. I do not consider my hard work as owned by the Federal Government and therefore owned by the people of America. So when the government reaches into my pocket to "redistribute" MY hard earned wealth, it in no way resembles the Alaska Permanent Fund. It represents "redistribution" of MY wealth to those that do not deserve it due to lack of education, laziness, drug addiction or work ethic.But I'm sure that the nuance of this argument escapes you.
Sorry wind river we seemed to have both posted about the same time. My comments were directed at the "deep thinking" Anonymous that has graced us with his enlighten vision of America.
Post a Comment
Create a Link
My commentary on a broad array of economics and crime related issues.
View my complete profile
More Guns, Less Crime
At the Brink
The Bias Against Guns
Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench
Straight Shooting: Firearms, Economics and Public Policy
Are Predatory Commitments Credible? Who Should the Courts Believe?
-Research finding a drop in violent crime rates from Right-to-carry laws
-Interview with the Washington Post
-Debate on "Guns Reduce Crime"
-Appalachian law school attack
-Sources for Defensive Gun Uses
-The Merced Pitchfork Killings
-Fraudulent website pretending to be run by me
-Steve Levitt's Correction Letter
-Ian Ayres and John Donohue
-Other issues regarding Steve Levitt
-National Academies of Science Panel on Firearms
-Baghdad murder rate
-General discussion of my 1997 and 2002 surveys as well as related surveys
-Problems with Wikipedia
-Errata for Gun Books
-US Supreme Court Wire
-Futures for Financial Markets
Economist and Law Professor David D. Friedman's Blog
Economist Robert G. Hansen's Blog
Maxim Lott's Blog
Economist John Palmer's Blog
Economist Greg Mankiw's Blog
Of Arms & the Law
Firearmstruth.com -- a media-watchdog website
Crime file news -- Paul Huebl
Cold Comfort, Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out.
A debate that I had with George Mason University's Robert Ehrlich on guns
Lyonette Louis-Jacques's page on Firearms Regulation Worldwide
An interview concerning More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
The End of Myth: An Interview with Dr. John Lott
Art DeVany's website, one of the more innovative economists in the last few decades
St. Cloud State University Scholars
Bryan Caplan at George Mason University
Alphecca -- weekly review on the media's coverage of guns
Xrlq -- Some interesting coverage of the law.
Career Police Officer
Gun Law News
Darnell's The Independent Conservative Blog
Robert Stacy McCain's Blog
Clayton Cramer's Blog
My hidden mathematical ability (a math professor with the same name)
My Old AEI Web Page
Al Lowe's blog
St. Maximos' Hut
Elizabeth Blackney's blog
Your "Economics" Portal to the World by Larry Low
Dr. T's EconLinks.com
Interview with National Review Online
Blog at Newsmax.com
Pieces I have written at BigGovernment.com
Spanish Translation of this Website
Updated Media Analysis of Appalachian Law School Attack
Journal of Legal Studies paper on spoiled ballots during the 2000 Presidential Election
Data set from USA Today, STATA 7.0 data set
"Do" File for some of the basic regressions from the paper
International Crime Victimization Survey data from 2000
John Lott's CV
RSS feed | Atom.xml feed
RSS feed | Atom.xml feed
RSS feed | Atom.xml feed