Question by Ryan C: 3/31/2009,Poll: Alaska Gov. saves Alaska from a stimulus plan that digs a deeper hole. Agree or disagree?
In October 2008, Honorable Sarah Palin promoted to “impose a spending freeze” to cover all but the most vital functions of government in order to cut wasteful spending. Honorable Sarah Palin said: “We have to do this. You know, we’re in a hole. What do you do when you’re in a hole? You don’t want to be there. You stop digging.” See http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/07/campaign.wrap/index.html .

Nearly four months later, On January 29, 2009, president Obama acknowledge: “The American people understand that we’ve got a big hole that we’ve got to dig ourselves out of–but they don’t like the idea that people are digging a bigger hole even as they’re being asked to fill it up,” Source: www.whitehouse.gov . However, a recent Congressional Budget Office report shows that Obama’s budget would generate deficits averaging almost $ 1 trillion a year over the next decade which is “significantly worse” than the Obama administration “predicted.” See http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090320/ap_on_go_pr_wh/Obama_budget , http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/cbo-says-budget-economic-outlook-worsened/ .

Before the “stimulus” bill was signed, on February 1, 2009, Honorable Sarah Palin, accurately, said: “Much of the stimulus plan we’ve seen focuses on spending for government programs that would be a burden on states to continue funding, and doesn’t focus enough on spending that actually does put people back to work and stimulate the economy.” See http://www.gov.state.ak.us/archive.php?id=1618&type=1 . Over a month later, “Economists: Stimulus Might Create Fewer US Jobs Than Intended,” See http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-03-10-voa70.cfm . “Lawmakers Weigh Need for Second Stimulus to Spur Job Growth,” See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123672017289487805.html?mod=googlenews_wsj .

Accordingly, Honorable Sarah Palin accepts only half of stimulus funds. She, accurately, state: “We won’t be bound by federal strings in exchange for dollars, nor will we dig ouselves a deeper hole in two years when these federal funds are gone.” See http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1717 . In addition, she states: “Washington dollars are tempting, but…It’s a stretch to certify that more spending on more bureaucracy actually grows an economy.” “When stimulus money runs out in two years, who will pay for the expanded government programs,” “My administration will not willingly and knowingly dig a hole for Alaskans to fill under this enormous, debt-ridden, Washington spending plan.” See http://community.adn.com/adn/node/139792 .
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disagree.

palin humiliated herself again.

she should have rejected ALL of the stimulus money if she has any integrity.

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4 thoughts on “3/31/2009,Poll: Alaska Gov. saves Alaska from a stimulus plan that digs a deeper hole. Agree or disagree?”

  1. People are starving in Alaska because they can’t afford the fuel it takes to get them to the grocery store. She should have taken every cent offered and actually helped the people of her state who are struggling.

  2. Another way to say it would be that she is putting the scoring of political points ahead of the well being of her constituents.

  3. The only idea that the Republicans have come up with is a spending freeze. In other words the Republican plan is to continue to do nothing. This is the kind of thinking that got us into this mess.

  4. Looks like she embarrassed herself. If she wants to be re-elected much less play at the federal level, she needs to fire everyone of her current advisers because they are making a fool of her.

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