Alaska Robotics

Three-Thousandaire

Friday, September 12th 2008 by Pat

Ka-ching. That’s the sound of freshly minted three-thousandaires out on the town. Expect beer and big screen TV sales to rise sharply this weekend as Alaskans fritter away their Permanent Fund Dividends and heating oil subsidies.

The 2008 PFD was based on 610,768 eligible recipients and the checks going out are $3,269 each, a grand total of $1,996,600,592.

For the sake of sensationalism, let’s round up and just call it an even $2 billion. That’s enough to buy back every crooked politician in the state.

We’re working on our obligatory Sarah Palin video. Expect it on Monday.

2 Responses to “Three-Thousandaire”

  1. Alli says:

    Oooh, a Sarah Palin video? I’m so excited! I have always loved the Buy Back Alaska video.

  2. RR Anderson says:

    so looking forward to the palin video. Here is my contribution…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-inventor/2808999899/