The Oil in the ground belongs
to the people of Alaska, not BP
By Samuel Bergeron
April 17, 2006
When the oil companies are trying to tell you and me that taxes
are bad; they're right.
They want us to give them a tax break so they can afford to go
after the remaining oil and gas. So, instead of making a trillion
dollars off you and me at they ll only make $900,000,000,000.00
over the course of this deal.
When we as owners of the one of the last great known oil and
natural gas reserves on planet earth are ready and willing to
go along with the collective wisdom of our career legislators,
who are led around by millionaire oil lobbyists, you and I will
making up their decision to give away billions of future revenue
dollars with the sweat off our backs. But you all can rest assure
that Frank Murkowski and the rest of the deep thinkers in Juneau
will go along with a 25% tax instead of 20% or some other number
in between. They will tell you that they have won a great victory
by holding out for the best deal. It's all a shell game being
played by big oil.
We should be getting no less of the profits from what is produced
from Alaskan wells; nothing less. If you think that there won't
be companies willing to take less of a profit percentage wise
to get at this oil you're wrong and so are our elected leaders
in Juneau. The price of oil and its future worth will skyrocket
as we have already passed peak production of oil world-wide and
the demand for oil keeps increasing. Those who are saying that
we will not produce more because of the additional production
costs are wrong. The market will bear these additional costs
with the rising price of a barrel of oil.
The voters of Alaska, who aren't
being strong-armed by the oil lobby on a daily basis, should
ratify whatever deal the legislature comes up with. We will not
be so easily swayed into more taxes for ourselves and less taxes
for big oil. So when you see the next ad the newspaper that says
"I'm BP", don't fall for it.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Samuel Bergeron is a
local business man: General Construction contracting (Bergeron
Construction) and majority owner in True North Development Company
LLC and is busy raising a family in Ketchikan.
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