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Is there a "trickle down" effect with oil money in northwest North Dakota?

  1. None
  2. Not much
  3. Quite a bit
  4. A lot
 
 
 
 
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takkak

Feb-06-14 12:26 AM

Nope, state saving for Noahs arc event.

Vote NO

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-06-14 6:34 AM

MDN:

"Oil companies, or any other business that attracts large numbers of new residents, have no financial obligation to pay for new public schools."

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garmst

Feb-06-14 7:15 AM

no

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EarlyBird

Feb-06-14 7:17 AM

Pretty much anyone with an employer except company hands get paid through the trickle down effect. An example is the employer is paid $700.00/day per worker but only gives the worker $500.00/day, the employer keeps a percentage for running the office and office personnel. Anyway that is what is meant in the oilfield when you hear trickle down.

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kingdom

Feb-06-14 8:25 AM

some, but not much. If you own a business, you might make more. If you are a long time resident, even if your paycheck has gone up a little, your expenses have gone up a lot. Trickle down didn't work for Reagan either!

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The1RugbyReader

Feb-06-14 8:33 AM

None. The money flows up and out...

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muleskinner

Feb-06-14 9:06 AM

It is abject stupidity, not object.

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MattRothchild

Feb-06-14 9:31 AM

Whether or not there is, one thing is certain:

the people who didn't position themselves to benefit from it hate it and will do anything they can to talk it down and bring the oilfield activity to an end because they're jealous of those who did position themselves to benefit from it.

Those who did position themselves to benefit from it are happy as can be.

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Russ98387

Feb-06-14 11:19 AM

All the socialist progressives know that it's is only the government that lets money trickle down to the unproductive "takers" in society unless it is their check from George Soros trickling down to them

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GoInPeace

Feb-06-14 12:09 PM

The takers in society.The corporate welfare kings They get twice as much as anyone else,And that a fact.Goinpeace

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redneck

Feb-06-14 12:30 PM

it would be doing even better with a pipeline

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muleskinner

Feb-06-14 12:56 PM

Trickle down is not a Reagan Administration invention. The term was used back in 1854. The trickle down back then was a cartoon of a horse drinking water at a watering trough and the trickle down was at the other end.

That's just what North Dakotans are getting.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-06-14 4:31 PM

Why would you people think that if the oil corporations make a ton of money -- you will get some of it?

Big Oil hasn't trickled anything down to you before.

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Missy1

Feb-06-14 4:52 PM

Something must be working. Everyone that comes here can get a job immediately. It's better than no work at all.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-06-14 5:06 PM

"Everyone that comes here"?

This is the least visited state in the nation. There's no place less popular.

Are you kidding me?

"Everyone that comes here" -- is a punchline to a very bad joke.

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Missy1

Feb-06-14 5:13 PM

PJ keep telling yourself that. Who Cares? Did I say "visitors"? I said job hunters and they are getting them here.

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Missy1

Feb-06-14 5:16 PM

Again I say, apparently you do not live in ND, and just a jobless whiner who a computer somewhere. Your on 24/7. You don't like ND and don't live here, why does it matter to you?

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JustaMan

Feb-06-14 5:47 PM

I'm not sure anyone figured out that this is a "trick" le question as usual.

The answer is YES of course!

Cause and effect might be as simple as why a can of Pringles cost $3.85 or how I've been afforded a chance to secure my families needs, but no doubt there are 500,000 similar and different answers to this question as the Bakken Oil Play is affecting many,many lives.

Wouldn't it be nice if the Media featured a daily story from anyone of those folks affected? 50/50 trickled on North Dakotans.

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Missy1

Feb-06-14 6:30 PM

PJ, now how does that make me a bigot? I have lived in ND, same town, since I was born. Why should you tell me how to live on my land that has been in my family 100 yrs. I don't know who you are and nor do I care, but don't tell me how to live in my space that is mine and what my Parents worked for. I won't tell you how to live in your area, another thought don't talk to me and I surely won't talk to you. Simple. Now who is the Bigot?

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-06-14 6:34 PM

landslime

"Yup Garr I saw Obama"

___________

In your fantasies maybe, but nope . . . you didn't see Barack Obama.

You're an insignificant little nothing. Why would the President of the United States ever be any where near you? You're not fit to even shine his shoes.

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Missy1

Feb-06-14 6:48 PM

Thank You PJ for bringing that up, they were and still are. You need to ask for their Contractors license, Workers Comp, Insurance, and not pay hardly anything up front until the work is complete. Simple.

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JustaMan

Feb-06-14 7:23 PM

landslide2014

Do you understand how flawed your logic is? As in;

The Pope is responsible for every Priest who molested a child.

There are no Republicans on welfare or accept govt. aid.

I don't get it? What does your wife of over 50 years think about putting people into categories?

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Larry7

Feb-06-14 7:24 PM

landslide2014 Obamacare has made it an incentive to NOT work and to ride the FREE train..

Surley landslide2014 you have served in the military at one time or are you freely enjoying the freedom others sacrificed for.

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Peeweepeterson

Feb-06-14 7:42 PM

How insane are you people who use the argument that "obamacare makes people less likely to work". You do realize that every other western world has free healthcare not just insurance driven and nobody has an issue working? They have lower unemployment than the USA.

Get real and come up with a better argument than that.

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Missy1

Feb-06-14 8:15 PM

peeweepeterson, don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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