Skip to comments.Palin: Ryan's budget is a great start, but it doesn't go far enough nor do it quick enough
Posted on 04/10/2011 8:17:55 AM PDT by unseen1
In an interview last night on Fox News, Gov Palin stated that the Paul Ryan budget was a good start. She thanked him for having the political courage to bring the budget issues to the debate. However, she went further than any other potential POTUS candidate in calling for more and quicker cuts than even Paul Ryan's budget. In one interview, Gov Palin has positioned herself has the most fiscal conservative of the possible candidates. Her leaving her state with $12 billion surplus lends even more weight to her argument. The massive surplus in AK that Gov Palin left the state with shows that Gov Palin not only talks about fiscal conservative issue on the stump, when given the power she practices it. She cut overall spending by 9.5% during boom times in AK. She also requested 86% less earmarks from the federal government.
In the interview she also calls for standing firm and NOT increasing the debt limit in the coming months, returning the federal government to its core fiscal duties.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that when it comes to fiscal issues, Gov Palin represents a sea change in thinking among the Gop leaders. Time after time Gov Palin shows she is a Reaganite on issue after issue. She is in words and deeds calling for a return of Reaganism. If she is nominated, the Gop party will go into Nov 2012 as the party talking about Reaganomics once more instead of the party of Bush crony capitalism.
Transcript of interview on 2012 budget items:
Question: In that regard we have got Paul Ryan who is now proposong $5 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. I think if he is saying $5 trillion then nothing is off the table, Medicaid, medicare. I mean what do you think about this. Is everything fair game? Palin: Everything is fair game. Nothing should be off the table. We can't afford to take anything off the table. We have to make sure National defense is fully funded, that's number 1. From there, we put everything on the table and make some good choices and good priorities of where the dollars should go. But remember Judge again we are bringing in $6 billion a day. Out of that $6 billion, if we service our debt, if we fund national security and constitutionally mandated services, just the essentials. We do that first and then there doesn't have to be a shutdown, just because politicians are claiming that there would be a shutdown if we don't increase the debt limit. As for Representative's Ryan's proposal, his roadmap, it's good. It's a great start. Unfortunately, it doesn't really dig into the debt and get our arms around it. Or stop the deficit spending practice that we have become unfortunately accustomed too for still a long time down the road. But it is a great start, he showed a lot of courage and he is spending some political capital in proposing it. I support it. I'm glad he is going to do it. I just wish we could be more aggressive and do this quicker because if not we are going to be beholden to other countries, who will own us. They will own our debt. We will be less free. We will be less secure. At least Representative Ryan's proposal gets us on the right track towards solvency.
question: But Governor, even Social security? Do you think that might be a bit too drastic?
Palin: Absolutely not. It's necessary. It's like a pyramid scheme or a Ponzi scheme right now. There are going to be fewer payers paying into the system then there are recipients. Something has got to change. So we can't just say social security is that third rail of politics that can't be touched. No, that and Medicaid, Medicare, all the entitlements programs and of course the discretionary spending, all of that has to be on the table. Otherwise, Judge, there will be no social security net, there will be no Medicaid or Medicare or anything else. There will be no entitlement programs because our country will be underwater. We will be bankrupt. We will be beholden to and owned by other countries if we don't put everything on the table
That's why when she runs, she will be tenacious and crush all her GOP opponents.
here is a link to the entire video of the interview if anyone wants to hear her say it as well as read it.
Yes UNSERIOUS! Paul Ryan has spent years studying the issue and has put together the most comprehensive plan that anyone in Washington has ever attempteedd to get our fiscal house in order and she goes on TV for a 3 minute interview and says it's not enough! Where the hell is her plan? Anyone can throw stones...where's the alternative that she would like to see?
And for you information I don't support either Mitt or Newt....that's a big assumption on your aprt and only fools assume.
The whole idea of a “Budget” is part of the Scam. The government should be given a fixed allowance and forced to live within it.
oh did THAT woman upstage your hero?
If you cannot properly identify the problem; then you have NO HOPE of ever solving it, no matter what you do. Plans to "fix" something when you refuse to honestly define what that "something" is, are pure sophistry ... worse than useless.
She’s right on this. Ryan is a RINO embryo, he is not a revolutionary and does not have the testosterone to be a political force. His ideas are mostly repackaged old antiques that never worked or never found support. But his people are good at catchy brand names like “Roadmap for America”.
As much as I don’t like Krugman, he had Ryan pegged right.
And Palin is on the money and diplomatic too. Rather than say Ryan’s efforts are a POS, she says it doesn’t go far enough, i.e. his ideas are inadequate, i.e. he’s a loser.
But he has a pretty face if that is worth any political points these days. But no where near as handsome as JFK who had star power looks.
So I don’t see him as being a memorable figure in history. The media like his pretty face so he will become their Republican darling I am sure, and then he will be sucked into their vortex -—> RINO in Waiting.
Sorry Ryan cheerleaders but thems the facts. Flame away!
Exactly -- right now the Dems still control the Senate and the Veto pen. We are NOT going to get what we want right now, and anyone who thinks we will is an idiot.
The goal right now is to get what we can -- make them move as far toward us as we can possibly squeeze. That has been the Dems strategy for decades -- take whatever they give you and move the bar in increments.
The all or nothing blah blah blah yada yada yada contingent on here seem to be clueless as to how things actually need to be done at times.
The time to hold the feet to the fire is when the R's control everything -- they failed miserable with Bush and it cost us Obama, Pelosi and Ried. NEXT TIME they must act swiftly and decisively, just as Palin is advocating.
“If you agree with Palin that Paul Ryan’s budget proposal could be improved, click here to read the 2012 budget proposal put forth by Sen. Rand Paul.
No longer “the party of No” or the party “with no ideas of it’s own”. “
There was a very glowing news article of Palin before she was picked for VP. The media used to love her, because she was a thorn against the corrupt AK gop, earning her a 90% approval rating. Its difficult to find, but I fell in love with her because of that article. I remember that articled talked about how she was the whistle blower against corruption in the gop, many of who ended up fined or in jail. She left her high salary as Chief Regulator of Oil and Gas over the corruption and was vindicated a year later
She fired the gov’s chef telling her kids not to get used to having someone cook for you. Sold gov’s jet.
but what I can find for now
about the 80% spending cut on herself as gov
The link is in my post above - I’ve just skimmed it but it’s very impressive - detailed and specific, and with estimated outcomes for each cut.
I for one feel better knowing there are solid conservatives like Palin, Bachmann, Ryan, Paul, and others who have the intelligence to see what must be done and the courage to say it and stand by their words.
She endorsed and was the only one of the potentials to approve of Ryans plan a long time ago! And she still does! What’s your freaking problem?
Just because she said that there could be more done to it, is not a disservice or disrespect to Ryan, I don’t like everything in the Roadmap plan but it is the best idea out there so far and it is a start, you are just wanting to pick a fight with Palin for some odd reason
you know the dems are unable to pass anything at the monent either right? you say the dems control the Senate and the veto pen? So freaking what. the GOp controls the house. Nothing Obama wants can get pass without the GOp agreeing to it. Therefore the GOp has incredible power to force the dems to cave to thier ideas in exchange for allowing some of the dme ideas to pass.
this gop rino talking point that we can’t do nothing ATM because they have the senate is hogwash.
pds it is what it is
Sorry about that...unlike you and the resty of Sarah’s cheerleaders I left my cheerleading outfit an pom poms at home.
What could she say that you wouldn't consider "unserious political posturing"?
I put more weight behind what she says than I do 99.44% of the other so-called potential candidates. Who do you think states their message without the political posturing?
here is the article I think you are talking about:
and thanks for the links...
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