In a speech in Anchorage this week, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged that the government is planning to “bail out debt ridden states” so it can “get in there and control the people.”
Palin said that the programs the administration had unleashed “fly in the face of principles” and “defy Economics 101,” according to a report by CNN.
“Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?” Palin charged. “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.” Read More
More force to control!
Supreme Court ordered Gov. Mark Sanford to Request Stimulus
South Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered Gov. Mark Sanford on Thursday to request $700 million in federal stimulus money aimed primarily at struggling schools, ending months of wrangling with legislators who accused him of playing politics with people’s lives.
The nation’s most vocal anti-bailout governor had refused to take the money designated for the state over the next two years, facing down protesters and legislators who passed a budget requiring him to. While other Republican governors had taken issue with requesting money from the $787 billion federal stimulus package, Sanford was the first to defend in court his desire to reject the money.
But he said Thursday he will not appeal the Supreme Court ruling and plans to sign paperwork to request the money Monday. Read More
And now Obama control at work!
Stimulus Aid Favors Welfare, Not Work, Programs
Remember the “shovel-ready” projects lined up for all that stimulus money? It turns out social spending, more than construction, is hitting pay dirt in the huge federal effort to turn the economy around.
Most of the roughly $300 billion coming directly to the states is being funneled through existing government programs for health care, education, unemployment benefits, food stamps and other social services. Read More
American people are coming under control of government fast!
Benefit spending soars to new high
Benefits, such as Social Security, food stamps, unemployment insurance and health care, accounted for 16.2% of personal income in the first quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That’s the highest percentage since the government began compiling records in 1929.
In all, government spending on benefits will top $2 trillion in 2009 — an average of $17,000 provided to each U.S. household, federal data show. Benefits rose at a 19% annual rate in the first quarter compared to the last three months of 2008. Read More
Is this what you voted for? If so I think you could have done better!