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Posts Tagged ‘ECONOMY’

Gov. Palin about 2016: Anything is a possibility

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 9, 2012

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During one segment of America’s News HQ on FOX today, Uma Pemmaraju interviewed Governor Palin.  While introducing Governor Palin, she mentioned that Governor Palin was speaking to ANHQ from Phoenix and that she would be headlining the Right Online conference (in Lss Vegas) next week.  She asked Governor Palin what she thought the impact of that conference would be.  Governor Palin replied:

I think it should be quite impacting.  It gives us an opportunity to contrast what private sector enterprise and the entrepreneurial spirit that built America is versus Obama’s failed policies that really are centered on growing the federal government and taking economic freedom away from our small business men and women, especially as we try to re-invest the products of our labor and hire more people.  We’ll be able to point out some of those contrasts between policies.

Uma asked Governor Palin what she is hearing from voters about the question of leadership, to which Governor Palin replied:

Well,  it’s not just the hard core conservatives, fiscal conservatives, in the Republican Party, but many, many Independents, and just the patriotic Democrats who are understanding that President Obama’s policies are failing this country.  When you have 23 million Americans underemployed and unemployed and millions more on food stamps, and those having to rely on government or feeling invited to rely on government instead of their own work ethic in order to survive, so many Americans are understanding that we do need a choice come November.  Do we need to continue down this downward trajectory in our economy based on President Obama’s failed policies that are kind of modeled after failed socialist nations, or can we go another direction?  And can we allow the private sector to grow and thrive?  That’s what I’m hearing from Americans is that great concern.

When asked for her reaction to President Obama’s remarks yesterday that the private sector was just fine, Governor Palin said:

Oh, absolutely out of whack comment, but very indicative of his thinking about what it’s going to take even to get our economy back on the right track.  If he truly believes, until somebody dinged him and said, “Get back on there in front of the cameras and explain yourself a bit better”  and gave him some talking points.  But for him to truly believe that the private sector’s doing OK in this time of economic woes is quite indicative of he being quite out of touch with what the normal working man and woman is feeling today in America.

Asked for her response to Obama’s  claim that 4.3 million jobs have been created under his watch and that budget cuts in local municipalities are responsible for the slower pace in job creation, Governor Palin said:

Well, it’s quite unfortunate that President Obama had no experience coming into this office of the Presidency, no private sector experience and no local or state  government, really, experience, except for his time as a law maker, but not as an administrator in a state, he not understanding that no,  there is a proper role for local and state and the federal government in our lives, but that’s to allow infrastructure to be built in order to provide a tool for the private sector to be able to grow and to thrive, and instead, he believes that local and state governments need to grow and take more of what the private sector earns and produces and re-invest it according to politicians’ priorities, and growing government is the answer.  Again, a comment like that is quite indicative of his idea that government is the answer, and instead, most Americans, I believe, understand that, as is often the case, government is the problem, it’s not the solution.

Later in the segment,  Ms. Pemmaraju introduced a few questions chosen from those that viewers had sent in via Facebook and Twitter.  The first question, from Jan Nicholson on Facebook, was whether Gov. Palin  still considered a third party a possibility  if  “the GOP continued to resist the new crop of commonsense conservatives.”

Oh well, Jan hit the nail on the head there in suggesting that it’s a possibility that the GOP would kind of  disenfranchise or invalidate this new crop of fiscal conservatives and Independents who just want to get the economy back on the right track.  Heaven forbid we see that in the next few months.  Oh, yeah, there is that possibility of a third party rising, but that’s only if  the GOP power players would choose to kind of co-opt this new crop of fiscal conservatives.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Uma brought up the mixed reaction about the performance of those who came into office on the Tea Party wave in 2010.  She asked Governor Palin what she had to say about that, to which she responded:

Well, and then on the flip side, we have those who have stood so strong, like Allen West and others who have said, “No, I won’t be co-opted by some of those power players in that GOP machine, who still want quite this controlling hand over the GOP mechanisms, and we have good freshmen crop in there, who, you know they’re trying to do the right thing in getting government on the side of the people and get it off our backs, and we need to continue to encourage that new crop of law makers who understand what governments proper role is.

The next question from Facebook was what position in a Romney administratration she thought would suit her best and would she accept it.   Governor Palin replied:

Oh, hypotheticals like that, I think requires one to be quite pretentious and believe that that would ever happen.  I really don’t see that happening.  Thank goodness, there are millions of Americans, quite qualified, quite pro-private sector, who would fit well in a Cabinet that’s led by a GOP person like Romney, and I don’t think it’s going to be me in there, but thankfully, we have a lot of Americans who are ready and willing to serve.

In response to  Uma’s  question about folks wondering if she has her eye on 2016, Governor Palin responded:

I never know what will happen.  Never know, no.   This is America.  Anything is a possibility, and thank God, we have the freedom to choose what it is that  we will do with vocations.  and avocations.  We have the opportunites, you know,  nowhere else but in America.

The next question was from Terrence on Twitter asking if we would be seeing the “big blue bus” this summer.  Uma said that a lot of folks loved the bus tour.  Gov. Palin responded:

We loved that big blue bus!  We had just a blast on that One Nation Tour.  I don’t know, maybe  this go-round, we’ll do something a little more Alaskana.  Maybe Todd can take his little Piper Super Cub bush pilot airplane off the skis and floats and put it on wheels, and maybe we’ll wrap that and travel around the nation, talking to Americans about how wonderful and exceptional this country is and how to kind of save this country via that Piper Super Cub.

Uma asked if she would do something along those lines before the election.  Governor Palin replied:

I would love be able to continue to be out there talking to good hard-working Americans who understand what our foundation is.  You know, our economy is built on basically these two tenets:  national resource development opportunities, seizing those responsibly, and expecting reward for work ethic.  Those two things combined built the foundation of our economy, and we’ve got to get back to that in order to save our economy.  So talking to Americans, hearing their ideas, sharing ideas with them along those lines – it’s refreshing, it’s healthy, and hopefully, it helps lead to some productive and constructive conversation and solutions in our country.

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Palin: Let’s Talk About the Real Issues, Mr. President

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on March 12, 2012

Fort Wasilla 1  –  Whitehouse 0

Moments ago, Sarah Palin posted a scorching note to her Facebook page that’s directed at President Obama and his failed policies.

From Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

The far Left continues to believe American voters are not smart enough to grasp the diversionary tactics it employs to distract us from the issues our President just doesn’t want to talk about – issues that affect us all every day and must be addressed.

Exhibit A in these diversionary tactics is an absurd new attack ad President Obama has released taking my comments out of context. I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s “enemy of the week” if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about. (Remember when I said you don’t need a title to make a difference?)

Just off the top of my head, a few of these concerning issues include: a debt crisis that has us hurdling towards a Greek-style collapse, entitlement programs going bankrupt, a credit downgrade for the first time in our history, a government takeover of the health care industry that makes care more expensive and puts a rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats between you and your doctor (aka a “death panel”), $4 and $5 gas at the pump exacerbated by an anti-drilling agenda that rejects good paying energy sector jobs and makes us more dependent on dangerous foreign regimes, a war in Afghanistan that seems unfocused and unending, a global presidential apology tour that’s made us look feeble and ridiculous, a housing market in the tank, the longest streak of high unemployment since World War II, private-sector job creators and industry strangled by burdensome regulations and an out-of-control Obama EPA, an attack on the Constitutional protection of religious liberty, an attack on private industry in right-to-work states, crony capitalism run amok in an administration in bed with their favored cronies to the detriment of genuine free market capitalism, green energy pay-to-play kickbacks to Obama campaign donors, and a Justice Department still stonewalling on a bungled operation that armed violent Mexican drug lords and led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.  More

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Part II: Governor Palin’s Policies and the Black Community

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 10, 2011

This is Part II of highlighting how Governor Palin’s policies positively impact the Black community. Last week, on the first day of Black History Month, I submitted Part I in which I discussed the issue of abortion and its lethal effect on Blacks in particular. It should now be quite obvious how Governor Palin’s fight for the sanctity of life is not only a righteous position, but one that can help rescue the Black community from eventual extinction.

The economy is another issue of utmost importance to Americans. This is one reason why there was such heated debate over whether or not the Bush tax cuts would expire or be extended. The Obama administration insisted that it was time to terminate tax cuts for the rich. He defines the rich, mind you, as those making over $250,000. The reality is that in this number are small business owners–the very ones who drive 70% of our economy. The debate has been ongoing, with those on the Left speaking with disdain about the people who have not only managed to build businesses that benefit them and their families, but have built businesses that provide for the families of so many others. They can demonize the so-called rich if they choose, but they do so to the detriment of Americans. Common sense people like Governor Palin, however, understand that those who have more of their money taken away will have less money to invest in job creation.

At a time when unemployment is a scary reality for too many, why not encourage those who have power to hire to do just that? Why not give more breaks to people who can then hire more people? It seems easier, though, for our President to point fingers at the filthy rich who have, in his estimation, made enough money.

President Obama sat with Bill O’Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday and stated, “I’ve never raised taxes once,” a statement that is easily revealed for the untruth that it is–as untrue as his assertion that he respects FOX News. The President boasted, too, that he has cut taxes. Granted, he agreed to temporarily extend the Bush tax cuts in what some called a good deal, and others called a measure that didn’t go far enough because businesses don’t readily make long-term decisions based on short-term promises. Bragging at all about extending these tax cuts is a disingenuous activity at best when he submitted to it only because he was, according to him, held “hostage” by Republicans.

The truth is he has indeed raised taxes, and he certainly didn’t agree to the temporary tax cut extension, for which he applauded himself on Sunday, based on a respect for people’s right to earn and keep money or for business owners’ ability to employ more people. The truth is he feels he was a hostage, forced to allow people to keep more of their money, forced to allow business owners to hire more people and thus boost the economy. It’s not in his DNA at all. It also isn’t in his DNA to listen to the will of the people or the voice of experts. According to The New York Times (emphasis mine):

Martin Feldstein, who was economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, said all the Bush tax cuts should be extended for two years because even letting those for the wealthy lapse would be “a blow to a very fragile economy.”

To the chagrin of the White House, Mr. Obama’s recently departed budget director, Peter R. Orszag, took the same stance on Tuesday in a column in The New York Times.

This is what we know: had President Obama gotten his way in November, he would have gone full-speed ahead with punishing those who create jobs in this country. His penchant for doing so is in part due to his lack of experience running a business or balancing a budget and his comfortability with government dipping into other people’s pockets.

Governor Palin, on the other hand, gets what President Obama does not. She has, after all, run a city, a state, and a business. She knows how to spark business growth and make payroll. Time and time again she has taken a stand for our small businesses, speaking out against tax hikes on these job creators. This is who she is. This is what she’s been relentlessly advocating. Unlike President Obama, she didn’t require hostage takers to poke and prod her into this common sense understanding, and she has not flip-flopped on the issue. Over and over she has sounded the alarm.

In a Facebook note, the Governor wrote:

We’ll all be feeling the pinch, but the ones who will be hit hardest by this massive tax hike will be America’s small business owners – the businesses that create up to 70% of all jobs in this country. According to a recent report by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, small business owners will pay over half the taxes raised when the Democrats increase the top two tax brackets. In an already anemic jobless recovery, the last thing government should do is to impose even higher tax burdens on job creators. Instead of hurting “the rich,” such measures would end up hurting the unemployed.

After President Obama’s State of the Union address, she took him to task on Facebook:

Perhaps the most nonsensical bit of double-speak we heard last night was when the President said that hitting job-creators with a tax increase isn’t “punishing their success. It’s about promoting America’s success.” But government taking more money from the small business entrepreneurs who create up to 70% of all jobs in this country is not “promoting America’s success.” It’s a disincentive that will result in less job creation. It is, in fact, punishing the success of the very people who created the innovation that the President has supposedly been praising.

Sunshine State News reported:

“We need to remind people that tax cuts help everyone,” argued Palin late Tuesday. “And we should also remind the Democrats that many of the so-called ‘rich‘ they’re dismissing are our small-business owners who account for 70 percent of all job-creation in this country. At a time when we need job growth, we should not target job-creators with tax hikes. Closing our deficit gap requires us to cut spending, but we also need to spur economic growth. With that in mind, the last thing we should do is hamper our economic innovators and entrepreneurs with excessive taxes, overly burdensome regulation, and more uncertainty. This is not a difficult argument to make. It’s common sense.”

Last week, I highlighted that Governor Palin’s support for life is a benefit to all Americans, but to Blacks in particular, while President Obama’s unyielding support for Planned Parenthood is deadly. Today, I submit that Governor Palin’s common sense political perspective in the area of the economy greatly impacts the Black community, but President Obama’s lack of understanding is a blow to all Americans, hitting Black Americans in a way that we simply cannot afford. Many are suffering right now, businesses are laying off people, and unemployment has risen above the cap that the President promised. The Black community, mind you, is affected at levels well above and beyond others, and President Obama’s philosophy won’t help at all. The unemployment and poverty levels for Blacks are off the charts compared to others. The last thing we need is business owners clamping down on hiring because their money is being snatched by the big hand of government. We need more jobs, not less jobs. We need not buy into demonizing those who account for 70% of the economy. We need businesses who have the security of keeping their own money, as this will allow them to hire more workers.

How serious is this issue in the Black community? Let’s look at the numbers for unemployment among Blacks as of January 2011:

For all Blacks, unemployment is 15.7%
For Black men, 20 years and over, unemployment is 16.5%
For Black women, 20 years and over, unemployment is 12.9%
For Blacks of both sexes, 16 to 19 years, unemployment is 45.4%

To get a good look at how dire the situation is, compare the above information to the numbers for unemployment among White Americans as of January 2011:

For all Whites, unemployment is 8.0%
For White men, 20 years and over, unemployment is 7.9%
For White women, 20 years and over, unemployment is 7.0%
For Whites of both sexes, 16 to 19 years, unemployment is 22.8%

Obviously, a large unemployment rate will lead to a large poverty rate. Such is the case in the Black community. National Poverty Center reports:

The poverty rate for all persons masks considerable variation between racial/ethnic subgroups. Poverty rates for blacks and Hispanics greatly exceed the national average. In 2009, 25.8 percent of blacks and 25.3 percent of Hispanics were poor, compared to 9.4 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 12.5 percent of Asians.

The numbers speak for themselves. I am not minimizing the impact unemployment and poverty has on all people–regardless of race. What I am saying is this problem is an absolute crisis of staggering proportions for the Black community. No doubt, we could have quite the discussion as to all that factors into why the numbers are so much higher than those of their White counterparts, and that’s a discussion for another day. The bottom line, however, is that we simply cannot afford to make matters any worse. We clearly need to be working more, not less. We need more people encouraged to go into business, not less. And we don’t need existing businesses being punished for their success by taking away the very resources they need to hire others.

Governor Palin doesn’t take this stand because it’s best for Blacks; she takes this stand because it’s best–period. Nonetheless, her policies, when embraced, cannot help but benefit the Black community in particular. President Obama and his administration fail to recognize this. America–and Black America–simply cannot afford another term of this President who just doesn’t get it, who snarkily comments he had to be made to do the economically advantageous thing. We need someone with the common sense and experience of Governor Palin who understands what the right thing is, and does it because it’s right, not because she’s been strong-armed.

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Palin has the gravitas to take on the Fed

Posted by loricalabrese on November 9, 2010

The midterm elections are over, but Sarah Palin is proving she’s not done shaking up the system and diving into major policy issues. On Monday, in a keynote address at a trade-association convention in Phoenix, Palin tackled the issue of “quantitative easing,” which is when our government pumps money into the banking system by buying up treasury bonds.

Just last week, the Fed said the plan is to purchase $600 billion of U.S. Treasury securities by the middle of 2011. In addition, the Federal Reserve has announced that it will be “reinvesting” an additional $250 billion to $300 billion from the proceeds of its mortgage portfolio in U.S. Treasury securities over the same time period. So that is a total injection of about $900 billion. asks, “Have we now reached a point where the Federal Reserve is simply going to fire up the printing presses and shower massive wads of cash into the financial system whenever the U.S. economy is not growing fast enough?” . . .

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Sarah Palin on Rusty Humphries Show

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on December 4, 2009

By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts 

Governor Sarah Palin was on the Rusty Humphries Show yesterday in between book signings.  This was a different interview, as he didn’t want to ask her the same questions that she had been asked numerous times already (listeners also submitted questions).  So they discussed ANWR, economy, illegal immigration, Climategate (which she did a Facebook post on yesterday), Obama’s birth certificate and past associations, and much more.  You can listen to the interview here.

She received some criticism over her answer to Obama’s birth certificate, so she responded via Facebook:

Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose. I’ve pointed out that it was seemingly fair game during the 2008 election for many on the left to badger my doctor and lawyer for proof that Trig is in fact my child. Conspiracy-minded reporters and voters had a right to ask… which they have repeatedly. But at no point – not during the campaign, and not during recent interviews – have I asked the president to produce his birth certificate or suggested that he was not born in the United States.

HT: Josh Painter for the heads up on the interview.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  He loves connecting with fellow Palin supporters.  Feel free to follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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Drill, Baby, Drill! My analysis on why Sarah is talking Energy on FaceBook.

Posted by Ron Devito on October 7, 2009

by Upinak
The Palination —

You gotta love when Sarah does a slam dunk on FaceBook. Especially concerning energy!

But let’s be frank and get down to the punch real quick. A few years ago, some Middle Eastern nations said that they did not want to use the American dollar vs. the cost of a bbl of oil and were only going to use the British sterling which has been done before. And this from the Independent was in interesting find and something I had but recently forgotten.  Please click on link, but the emphasis is mine on this paragraph.

Per The Independent:

Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars. Bankers remember, of course, what happened to the last Middle East oil producer to sell its oil in euros rather than dollars. A few months after Saddam Hussein trumpeted his decision, the Americans and British invaded Iraq.

Opps, do these countries forget so quickly?  I think so.  By the way, this Independent article was published Oct. 6th, 2009.  People ARE paying attention!

You will also not hear that in the news at this moment in time as the MSM will not bring it up to light. I have a link on how the “devaluation” of the world oil industry rates matter with actual graphs of how different exchanges do. But I want you to keep in mind this last paragraph in the study. Emphasis mine.

Middle Eastern Economic Survey:

V. Conclusions

Dollar depreciation reduces activities in upstream through different channels including increased cost, higher inflation rates, lower purchasing power, and lower return on investment. Dollar devaluation increases oil demand in countries with appreciated currencies because of an increase in purchasing power. It also increases the demand for gasoline in the US as Americans spend their summer vacations driving in the US. Large dollar devaluation reduces the supply of oil and increases the demand for oil. Therefore, oil prices will stay high for a longer period than analysts expect.

Three more conclusions are relevant to future research. Studies that focus on the elasticity of demand for oil must use oil prices denominated in national currencies, not in US dollars. Studies that focus on the relationship between energy prices and economic growth must use oil prices denominated in national currencies, not in US dollars. Finally, exchange rates may explain several issues in international energy markets that researchers have been not able to determine or agree on.

Interesting how the MSM also doesn’t talk about this either, yet Sarah Palin in a little over 3 paragraphs is showing the problem of the economic impact of our American Dollar and the impact on Americans. But does Obama care? No. And right now, those Nations (France, Japan, and a few Middle Eastern Countries) are saying they did not have this little “talk”.

But how do we take care of this? Well Russia did some interesting things in 2003, which I don’t recommend any sane country do. What did they do you ask? Russia seized the oil companies across their Nation, and bankrupted them, and then used the oil revenue as well as the natural gas in which they sold to various nations and paid off ALL of their debt in about three years. I am not saying that we should do the same. But if we do more domestic oil production for our own use, it may help us, as in America, in the long run.

With the little bit of history that I have given you, the best defense is to be our own propietor and business.  Pay back our debt to those countries we owe and become quiet and watch the others hawkishly.  I am not talking Ron Paul shut the world out scenario.  What I mean is watch and only talk when asked and not give opinion.  The best defense against speaking out is to not speak at all.

So what do we do?  That is the question that you need to answer yourself.  I have given you some information that the normal American doesn’t pay attention too or simply over looked.  Now what you do with it or research on your own is all up to you. 

What I recommend.  Drill, Baby, Drill!

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Back home, Palin outlines concerns over stimulus package

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on February 8, 2009

Back home, Palin outlines concerns over stimulus package
by Jill Burke
Sunday, February 1, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov, Sarah Palin is back in Alaska after spending a few days in Washington, D.C.
Palin says she was monitoring the Mount Redoubt situation and had a travel plan in the event of an eruption: Fly to Seattle and finish the trip via automobile.

She returned home Sunday afternoon and said she used her time in Washington — including at Saturday night’s exclusive black tie Alfalfa Club dinner — to talk up the ways Alaska’s energy resources can help the nation and to make the case for federal assistance in doing that.

Palin says she’s dead set on proving Alaska can develop its resources responsibly and ethically.

On Monday Palin and state lawmakers will send a joint letter to Congress detailing their concerns about the economic stimulus package.

“We have to make sure that the nation’s deficit for this year and our long-term debt is not just growing to create more social programs, and to pay for some programs that states will inherit through a basically unfunded mandate,” Palin said.

She supports investment in infrastructure and wants to see Alaska get its share of those dollars, but wants a cautious eye out for proposed federal programs the state may have to fund on its own in the future.

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