In a week filled with fact-checking news, we couldn’t help but notice the fact-fudging “Believe It or Not” ads rolled out by the Vote Yes campaign and the agency they hired:
“Alaskans aren’t getting a fair share for our oil”
Since 2014, Alaska has received over $8.7 billion in taxes and $13.8 billion in total state revenue from oil companies. AKA 90% of Alaska’s tax revenue from businesses. #90%seemsfair
“Save Your Dividend – Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share”
The reduction in PFD payouts had nothing to do with oil taxes:
- Governor Walker vetoed half of the PFD and
- The legislature upheld the veto and in subsequent budgets reduced the PFD and
- The Alaska Supreme Court supported their actions – finding that the PFD was a budget item that could be cut.
Raising oil taxes will do nothing to change that. #Falseadvertising
“SB 21 has been a disaster for Alaska”
SB 21 is producing more oil – 75,000 bpd – and more revenue – $1.5 billion – for the state than was projected under ACES. # ItsWorking!
Believe them? Or Not…