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Letter: Dividend isn’t an entitlement

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 13
  • Published September 13

In response to Mr. Smith's recent letter, "No to Walker," because of the dividend cut.
The PFD was never meant as an entitlement. If all the money had gone into the Permanent Fund, all generations of Alaskans would have benefited equally, not just those of us who are here while oil is flowing. Look at Norway: A $1 trillion permanent fund, free health care and retirement. I also wonder how many have come to Alaska to reap the benefits of the dividend, and what the cost of those moves is to society.
— Greg Svendsen
Anchorage

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