Sarah Palin Information Blog

Sarah Palin Web Brigade

  • Upcoming Palin Events

  • Sarah Palin’s Endorsees

  • Sarah Palin Channel

  • Amazing America

  • The Undefeated

  • ‘Stars Earn Stripes’

  • ‘Game Change’ Lies Exposed

  • Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas

  • Our Sarah: Made in Alaska

  • America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

  • Going Rogue: An American Life

  • Other Sarah Palin Info Sources

  • Login/RSS

  • Governor Palin on Twitter

  • @SarahPalinUSA

  • Governor Palin on Facebook

  • SarahPAC Notes

  • RSS SarahPAC Notes

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • SPWB on Facebook

  • SPWB on Twitter

  • @SarahPalinLinks

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

  • Join the SPWB Twibe!

  • Posts by Date

    August 2019
    S M T W T F S
    « Jan    
     123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    25262728293031
  • Categories

  • Archives

  • __________________________________________
  • Top Posts & Pages

  • __________________________________________
  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • __________________________________________

Posts Tagged ‘Fiscal Responsibility’

Palin: D.C.: Cut the Drama. Do Your Job.

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on February 26, 2013

sarah_palin35The following was posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page earlier today.  I do believe the Mama Grizzly just roared and as usual, her message is “right on”!

Americans are sick and tired of yet another ginned-up crisis. D.C. needs to grow up, get to work, and live within its means. The real economic Armageddon looming before us is our runaway debt, not the sequester, which the President advocated for and signed into law and is now running around denouncing because he never had any genuine intention of reining in his reckless spending.

Remember that this sequestration deal came about because of the long debt ceiling standoff in the summer of 2011. It wasn’t the ideal outcome for anyone, but it did at least include real deficit reduction of about $110 billion per year for 10 years, which is still nowhere near enough to close our massive deficit. Keep in mind that since the sequester passed, the President has already hit American families and small business owners with his tax increases, or “more revenue” as he likes to call it. The American public doesn’t want tax increases; we want government to rein in its overspending.

If we can’t stomach modest cuts that would lower federal spending by a mere 0.3% per year out of a current federal budget of $3.6 trillion, then we might as well signal to the whole world that we have no serious intention of dealing with our debt problem.

If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over 0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running up trillion dollar annual deficits, then we’re done. Put a fork in us. We’re finished. We’re going to default eventually and that’s why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest.

If we ARE serious about putting our fiscal house in order, then let’s stop the hysterics, tighten our belts, and take our medicine.

– Sarah Palin

 

Prior to the Facebook posting, Palin also tweeted a related message:

America’s sick & tired of yet more ginned up crisis. DC: Grow up. Get to work. Go around lefty obstructionists then get out of workers’ way.

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Palin: Were they lying then or are they lying now?

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on November 28, 2012

Sarah_point

Sarah Palin posed a simple question to her Facebook page yesterday and linked to a letter by Brent Bozell at ForAmerica.

 

Politicians. Were they lying then or are they lying now?

 

ForAmerica’s Bozell calls out GOP leadership on Fiscal Cliff

Speaker John Boehner, Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Minority Whip John Cornyn

United States Capitol

Washington, DC 20215

November 27, 2012

Speaker Boehner, Leader McConnell, Majority Leader Cantor, and Minority Whip Cornyn,

The 2012 election is over and now is the time to focus on delivering
on the promises you made to the country during the campaign.

With the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, both sides are
making opening gambits and the talk so far is alarming. You led the
Republican Party for two years claiming emphatically that the tax
increase on “the wealthy” that Barack Obama is determined to enact is
really a devastating tax hike on small business owners that would kill
jobs and decimate any kind of economic recovery. Now conservatives see
daily stories asserting that the GOP agrees with the President that
“revenues are on the table” and GOP elite are all over the airwaves
asking if the Tea Party will care if “a few multi-millionaires pay more
in taxes.” That talk is only embolding liberals to demand even higher
taxes. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and others are openly
calling for a return to taxing Americans in the top rate at 91 percent.
Yes that’s ludicrous, but liberals feel comfortable making such
outlandish proposals because they feel you are weak enough that you will
continue to surrender to evermore higher taxes having capitulated once
already. They will never be satisfied. You know that.

Conservatives have one question to ask: If you now claim a tax
increase on small business is the correct course of action, were you
lying all along when you claimed this tax increase would decimate the
economy? Because if you were not lying, you will now be willing
participants in the destruction of American jobs in a time of economic
crisis. This is the question you must answer, given the posturing of
many Republicans in the immediate aftermath of the election.  More

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sarah Palin: I Support Paul Ryan’s Roadmap To Reform, And Here’s Why

Posted by Gary P Jackson on December 11, 2010

Let’s not settle for the big-government status quo, which is what the president’s deficit commission offers.

~ Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

Writing for the Wall Street Journal Sarah Palin takes a bold stand along with Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan for serious comprehensive fiscal reform.

The publication of the findings of the president’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was indeed, as the report was titled, “A Moment of Truth.” The report shows we’re much closer to the budgetary breaking point than previously assumed. The Medicare Trust Fund will be insolvent by 2017. As early as 2025, federal revenue will barely be enough to pay for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and interest on our national debt. With spending structurally outpacing revenue, something clearly needs to be done to avert national bankruptcy.

The commission itself calculates that, even if all of its recommendations are implemented, the federal budget will continue to balloon—to an estimated $5 trillion in 2020, from an already unprecedented $3.5 trillion today. The commission makes only a limited effort to cut spending below the current trend set by the Obama administration.

Among the few areas of spending it does single out for cuts is defense—the one area where we shouldn’t be cutting corners at a time of war. Worst of all, the commission’s proposals institutionalize the current administration’s new big spending commitments, including ObamaCare. Not only does it leave ObamaCare intact, but its proposals would lead to a public option being introduced by the backdoor, with the chairmen’s report suggesting a second look at a government-run health-care program if costs continue to soar.

It also implicitly endorses the use of “death panel“-like rationing by way of the new Independent Payments Advisory Board—making bureaucrats, not medical professionals, the ultimate arbiters of what types of treatment will (and especially will not) be reimbursed under Medicare.

The commission’s recommendations are a disappointment. That doesn’t mean, though, that the commission’s work was a wasted effort. For one thing, it has exposed the large and unsustainable deficits that the Obama administration has created through its reckless “spend now, tax later” policies. It also establishes a clear bipartisan consensus on the need to fundamentally reform our entitlement programs. We need a better plan to build on these conclusions with common-sense reforms to tackle our long-term funding crisis in a sustainable way.

In my view, a better plan is the Roadmap for America’s Future produced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.). The Roadmap offers a reliable path to long-term solvency for our entitlement programs, and it does so by encouraging personal responsibility and independence.

On health care, it would replace ObamaCare with a new system in which people are given greater control over their own health-care spending. It achieves this partly through creating medical savings accounts and a new health-care tax credit—the only tax credit that would be left in a radically simplified new income tax system that people can opt into if they wish.

The Roadmap would also replace our high and anticompetitive corporate income tax with a business consumption tax of just 8.5%. The overall tax burden would be limited to 19% of GDP (compared to 21% under the deficit commission’s proposals). Beyond that, Rep. Ryan proposes fundamental reform of Medicare for those under 55 by turning the current benefit into a voucher with which people can purchase their own care.

On Social Security, as with Medicare, the Roadmap honors our commitments to those who are already receiving benefits by guaranteeing all existing rights to people over the age of 55. Those below that age are offered a choice: They can remain in the traditional government-run system or direct a portion of their payroll taxes to personal accounts, owned by them, managed by the Social Security Administration and guaranteed by the federal government. Under the Roadmap’s proposals, they can pass these savings onto their heirs. The current Medicaid system, the majority of which is paid for by the federal government but administered by the states, would be replaced by a block-grant system that would reward economizing states.

Together these reforms help to secure our entitlement programs for the 21st century. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Roadmap would lead to lower deficits and a much lower federal debt. The CBO estimates that under current spending plans, our federal debt would rise to 87% of GDP by 2020, to 223% by 2040, and to 433% by 2060. Under Rep. Ryan’s Roadmap, the CBO estimates that debt would rise much more slowly, peaking at 99% in 2040 and then dropping back to 77% by 2060.

Put simply: Our country is on the path toward bankruptcy. We must turn around before it’s too late, and the Roadmap offers a clear plan for doing so. But it does more than just fend off disaster. CBO calculations show that the Roadmap would also help create a “much more favorable macroeconomic outlook” for the next half-century. The CBO estimates that under the Roadmap, by 2058 per-person GDP would be around 70% higher than the current trend.

Is Rep. Ryan’s Roadmap perfect? Of course not—no government plan ever is. But it’s the best plan on the table at a time when doing nothing is no longer an option.

Let’s not settle for the big-government status quo, which is what the president’s commission offers. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to make these tough decisions so that they might inherit a prosperous and strong America like the one we were given.

Most people one talks to about a possible Palin presidency tend to think that repealing ObamaCare immediately, getting the economy going, creating jobs, and of course setting a path toward total energy independence would be President Palin’s top priorities, leaving things like entitlement reform for her second term.

What Sarah does here is show she is a bold leader who is ready to do the hard, painful stuff first. And make no mistake, reform is gonna hurt a bit before it helps, but the continued viability of the Republic is at stake.

Unlike others, she understands at the gut level we don’t have time to mess around. We are in big financial trouble. We need action. Bold action.

We simply don’t have time for political posturing.

As Sarah points out, no plan is perfect, and there are some tweaks I’d love to see made myself, but overall, Paul Ryan has come up with by far the best, most workable plan out there. One that does not honor big government and continue to subsidize failed policies.

With Sarah’s strong support this plan might even get put in place before January of 2013 rolls around.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »