Sarah Palin. One smart cookie.
Palin rejecting federal stimulus money
Article:Alaska Politics Blog
“Gov. Sarah Palin just told reporters that she’s accepting only 55 percent of the federal economic stimulus money being offered to Alaska. The governor said that she will accept only about $514 million of the $930 million headed to the state.
“We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government. We are not requesting more money for normal day-to-day operations of government as part of this economic stimulus package. In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government,” Palin said…”
Sarah Palin: A TRUE conservative
“…Reaction among lawmakers was mixed. Members of the all-Republican state Senate minority said Palin is taking a wise course and it’s important not to accept federal money that could end up costing the state in the long run…”
Yeah – because, you know. Living withing your means is an unrealistic and IDIOTIC idea that should be dismissed. Seriously? What’s so bad about knowing what’s necessary and what’s not? What’s so bad about not wanting to put the people of Alaska in debt for generations to come? Heaven forbid that a conservative with a good head on her shoulders GOVERNS her state with honour AND uses her brain. Good grief. One who knows where she stands on issues and doesn’t want to take part in this bogus porkulus package?
“…U.S. Sen. Mark Begich quickly issued a written statement today calling for lawmakers to accept the remainder of the stimulus money.
‘I trust the legislature will do the right thing and take Alaska’s share of the money for education in the economic recovery package,’ the statement quotes Begich as saying. ‘We owe it to our children to give them the most opportunities possible, and this is money fairly allocated to Alaska in this stimulus package.’…”
Mark Begich: Sissy Alaskan senator
HAS ANYONE EVEN CONSIDERED HOW MUCH MONEY ALASKA HAS IN OIL & IT’S NATURAL RESOURCES? YOU know… the reason we PURCHASED Alaska in the FIRST PLACE. But nooooooooooo – our ecogeek LibTard pals won’t let us drill for oil. Noooo way. That might make the globe warm! We need to keep purchasing our oil from other nations, duh.