Friday, June 5, 2009


Yesterday, in Anchorage at an event for Michael Reagan, Governor Sarah Palin had a few things to say about Obama's economic policies:

"Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?" Palin asked. It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained."

"We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it," she said. "And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people."

"Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord," she said. "Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here."

Well, bravo! I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to Obama talk about how the answer to our current economic downturn is massive spending on education, health care and energy. It all sounds like utter foolishness when you consider that our main economic woes lies in the mortgage mess. Not to mention the fact that we are flat ass broke or in his own words "we're out of money".

It has also puzzles me why the Republicans in Washington cannot state these simple facts as clearly as Governor Palin does. I hear them talking about Obama's plan spends too much, it is going to cause inflation, the size of the debt we are running up, and so on. But not a single one of them called it what it is ... G-damn foolish nonsense!

They don't even point out the truth behind all of this insane spending... government control. Had Republicans started the drum beat of "government control" early on, no one would still be buying Obama's protest that he doesn't want to run banks and car companies.

In just three short simple paragraphs, Palin clearly lays out the folly of all this spending and the real reason behind it. Why can't the rest of the Washington Republicans do this? Instead, they have a silly meeting over whether or not to call Democrats socialists. Puleeze!

Governor Palin doesn't just talk the talk about sound fiscal policy, she walks the walk too. Check out these numbers (h/t Conservatives4Palin):

Governor Murkowski's last budget FY2007: $11,697,400,000

Governor Palin's latest budget FY2010: $10,570,000,000

Total reduction in spending between 2007 and 2010: a whopping 9.5% or $1,127,400,000

Imagine that, lowering your state's budget to less than it was three years ago. Even in most of our fiscally responsible states, they have small increases for inflation. Not here, just pure spending cuts. Think about how much brighter our children's future would be had Obama and Congress used a little common sense rather than wasting all this money to buy government control.

When 2012 comes around, Obama and the Democrats will have a lot to answer for. America will be looking for someone who really knows how to tighten Washington's belt. Bring on the Palinomics!

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