Sarah Palin, who quit as governor of Alaska in order to
In this ground-breaking speech, the "Governor Who Quit" blamed the world financial crisis on government excesses and called for a new round of deregulation and tax cuts for U.S. businesses.
Yes, she actually said that. Remember how "the government" was passing off those credit default swaps as sound financial investments? Remember how "the government" made all those toxic deals that led to Merrill Lynch's failure? You betcha! We need to give Wall Street more slack--not rein in its greedy, reckless behavior, in order to stabilize our economy. And if anyone knows anything about the US and the world's economy, the governor who quit her job, who never traveled outside the US until she was 44 years old, and who has a degree in journalism from a community college, it is Sarah Palin!
"We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added.
That's right! Sarah is interested in FREEDOM--except for a woman's right to make decisions about her own body.
Mrs. Palin didn't refer to President Barack Obama by name, but said his promise for change during the election hasn't taken hold. She called his campaign promises "nebulous, utopian sounding…Now 10 months later, though, a lot of Americans are asking: more government? Is that the change we want?"
Wow! She used the words "nebulous" and "utopian!" Nebulous utopian promises? Mr. Obama has kept 43 promises, compromised on 11, broken 7, and 99 are in the works. But Sarah doesn't let facts get in the way of her criticizing the US president while on foreign soil, does she.
In an echo of last year's presidential campaign, she criticized government policies that result in what she called a redistribution of wealth. "There is no justice in taking from one person and giving to another," she said. "History shows it simply does not work."
Poor Sarah. Did the Governor Who Quit Her Job forget about the distribution of federal dollars to Alaska and that Alaska gets more FEDERAL money per capita than anywhere else DESPITE astounding revenues at the STATE level coming from he North Slope oil fields?
On health care, Mrs. Palin defended her previous criticisms that the health-care overhaul proposed by Democrats would lead to health-care rationing and what she called "death panels." "It's just common sense that government attempts to solve problems like health care problem will just create new problems." She called for "market friendly" health care reform that gives tax breaks to individuals to buy health insurance.
Yes, tax breaks for college students, children, the chronically unemployed, the underemployed, and the terminally ill. That'll work, because insurance companies want to cooperate in making sure those populations have complete and necessary coverage with no exceptions for pre-existing conditions. We've seen how insurers help those in need, haven't we? And how insurance companies would NEVER deny any American coverage because of typos in an application or because the companies need to make their bottom lines grow while their execs make more money from Americans' medical disasters.
She acknowledged the economic rise of both China and India but called for a vision of Asia in which no one country would dominate. "I see a China that is stable and peaceful and prosperous. We have optimism that, yes, it is," she said. But she added that the U.S. must work with Asian allies in case "China goes in a different direction."
There you have it. Simple answers to simple problems from simple minds.
This speech will go on The Governor Who Quit's resume as proof of her foreign policy bona fides for the next presidential election. Just read that last paragraph and see how deeply and thoroughly she grasps the issues.
Capt. Fogg over at Human Voices has more to say on The Governor Who Quit's visit to Communist China, and her bashing the President of the United States while commies sat in the audience. It's delicious.