In today's Anchorage newspaper, it's reported that Alaskans will get oil dividends of $3,269.
Perhaps given all that oil money, the state can learn to be a little less dependent on my tax dollars and yours. Instead of holding their hands out and getting nearly $14,000 per capita from the Federal till — tops in the Nation! — maybe they could get by with a little less.
Say, $6000-$7000 per capita instead, which is what us coastal elites here in California get.
That'd be a real "Thanks, no thanks" gesture.