Saturday, September 06, 2008

I Will Not Be Bullied

When Obama says, "We will not be bullied". What he really means is that his team is being used as a floor wipe. By a woman.


chrisrucks said...


I can’t speak to the truth of this link but it gits’ me a little upset about the Palin pick.
“Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a "fiscal conservative." During her six years as mayor, she increased general government expenditures by more than 33 percent. During those same six years, the amount of taxes collected by the city increased by 38 percent. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax, which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefitted large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents.
The huge increases in tax revenue during her mayoral administration weren't enough to fund everything on her wish list, though — borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt but left it with indebtedness of more than $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? Or a new library? No. $1 million for a park. $15 million-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex, which she rushed through, on a piece of property that the city didn't even have clear title to. That was still in litigation seven years later — to the delight of the lawyers involved! The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5 million for road projects that could have been done in five to seven years without any borrowing.”

If it’s true this is not what I want my government to do.

Can you sus this out?



Seneca the Younger said...

Chris, that's being passed around as an AstroTurf email, apparently. At least someone has cut and pasted it into the comments on the the Palin Rumors post at my Explorations blog.

My own opinion is that being a "fiscal conservative" doesn't mean "never spend no money nohow." According to the NYT, she was re-elected by about 8-2 running on a platform including the new sports center; I'll also note that the author of that, Anne Kilkenny, is a long-time political opponent of Palin in Wasilla.

chrisrucks said...

Spending is necessary. No prob there. But did THAT spending (as stated in the post) happen with that TAX?

Would like to know if it is true?

If it is it's not my kind of GOP government.

Hazard said...

Chris - not to worry. She is a fiscal conservative, and is opposed to tax increases. Obama on the other hand wants to re-distribute the wealth of this country. Galactic difference. Don't sweat the small stuff. Besides, remember she is the VP. McCain is against pork. Has been for eons. It's all good.