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
Palin the GREAT!
I don’t say she’s perfect. But I say she’s close.
I watched it this morning. I thought the interview was great. When she called out Social Security as a ponzi scheme, I was excited that somebody loudly said it. So long as “Social Security” exists we’ll have neither Freedom, nor security. It’s a millstone around our country’s neck in more ways than one.
End socialism, and end it NOW!
she’s the best I’ve seen in 23 years.
As far as I'm concerned Palin's comments were unserious political posturing...pablum for the very small population of her supporters.
I watched it last night and it’s great re-reading it again here because she was JUST GREAT.
New day, same Sarah.
I love it and that’s makes her more serious than the other jokers who rely on their precious inside the beltway advisers tell them:
“don’t go too far, play for the precious independents and moderates, it may be right to deal with entitlements but we don’t know how to argue for it the right way, dont rock the boat!
was that your head exploding?
Leadership can do that to RINO’s you know...
Equally important, listen to what the MSM is reporting about the budget deal. Obama and Reid are being painted as weaklings who held 2/3 control and gave in when they didn’t have to. Palin is right that it will take too long, but it’s the start of a process that can always go faster *IF* we continue to win elections and *IF* our leaders have the same, ahem “fortitude” that she displays. The MSM is unwittingly helping by jumping on the left as being ineffective, and whether it’s Palin or someone else that rises to fill the gap, it will be a huge step in the right direction.
Disagree? Then tell me, had we not won control of the House last Nov., would we even be having this conversation? Or would madame Pelosi be stepping off her private USAF jet to announce yet more tax-and-spend country-killing deals?
One step at a time. It’s the only way.
Palin is at least honest in saying that the problem is bigger than they want to admit and that their proposals are insufficient.
I don't know how to do what we need to do. I do not yet know if Palin knows how to do what we need to do.
But Palin does understand the problem. Not many do.
hell she is the only one that endorsed Ryan’s roadmap in the first place. She could have stopped there since she was the most fiscal conservative at that stage. But no, she went further, she made it impossible for any other candidate to get to her right on fiscal issues. And she has the record to prove it. Palin gets elected and EVERYTHING is on the table.
Exactly right. I knew of Sarah before 08, she is much more intelligent than most believe.
Unserious? So finally saying that we have to put everything on the table including entitlements is being unserious?
She is telling it like it is, what needs to be done, obviously your Mitts and Newrs if the world must be serious since they didn’t say it! Sheesh!
she also cut governor’s spending by 80% over the previous governor. Makes you wonder what the previous AK gov was doing with 80% more on himself
Well you notice she says she supports Ryan’s budget. She WISHES it had more cuts and handled them quicker. She is understanding realities but also setting the bar higher. She would make a good horse trader.
“End socialism, and end it NOW!”
I like that as a theme! or just End Socialism Now.
We have got to start calling it like it is. We are NOT living in a free country. We are living in a socialist soft tyranny. When a middle class family with an income of 100k loses an effective 40% every year to taxes that is NOT freedom that is slavery to the government.
Palin is showing the guts to call it like it is no matter how unsettling the truth may be.
you got a link for that figure I would love to include it in my future fiscal talking points on Palin...
Yep that’s right I’m a rino...just like every other conservative who doesn’t drool over Sarah Palin. Idiot. I’m not even a frigging Republican and never have been!
No longer "the party of No" or the party "with no ideas of it's own".
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