On Tuesday afternoon, after Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) revealed his latest budget proposal, former half-term Alaskan Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin took to Facebook to share her opinions of it. It turns out that Palin is not too fond of the the Republican ‘idea’ man’s vision for America. Considering that it calls for gutting the ACA and Medicaid, turning Medicare into a privatized voucher system, slashing SNAP even more than it has been recently, reducing Pell Grants and firing government employees while also cutting their pensions, perhaps Palin thinks this budget goes too far in terms of hurting everyday Americans.
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Holy Moly! Are you kidding? You’d think one who is representing the mighty Badgers, who made it to the Final Four based on sacrificial work ethic and discipline that obviously pays off in the end, he who represents the great state of Wisconsin that hosts this underdog celebrated college basketball team, would understand that future success depends on hard work and sacrifices. The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem; it STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending TODAY, instead of speculating years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today’s budgetary selfishness and shortsightedness to do so. THIS is the definition of insanity. Do we still not understand how dangerous it is to allow government to grow unchecked as we shackle ourselves with massive debt – a good portion of which is held by foreign nations who don’t necessarily like us? If we can’t balance the budget today, what on earth makes us think it will happen at some future date? The solution is staring us in the face. We need to rein in spending today, and don’t tell me there is nothing to cut when we know every omnibus bill is loaded with pork and kickbacks.
Reading the article linked below gave me the same reaction that my daughter just caused when she punked me with a very unfunny April Fool’s Day announcement. As my Dad would say after these April Fool’s announcements, “This would kill a lesser man.” This out-of-control debt is killing our economic future.
- Sarah Palin
Here’s the article:
Yep. Palin feels that Ryan’s budget doesn’t cut ‘wasteful’ spending enough and relies too heavily on decisions down the road. Basically, in her view, the only way she’d get behind a budget is if it reduced spending all the way down in order to get a surplus NEXT YEAR. However, she won’t support additional revenue to get there. In fact, she wants taxes cut even more than their current historically low levels. And, don’t touch the military budget. Because, ya know, she supports the troops.
If it were up to Palin, she would completely dismantle every program that constitutes the social safety net immediately. SNAP? Gone. Medicaid? Gone. TANF? Gone. HUD? Gone. Medicare and Social Security? Privatize. Obamacare? Repeal! Repeal! Repeal! Basically, anything that doesn’t have to do with the Military Industrial Complex or providing subsidies to oil and gas corporations needs to be slashed to the bone or completely dismantled.
What is especially infuriating about Palin is that she wants most Americans to ‘pull up their bootstraps’ and make hard choices in their lives, all so we can get a balanced budget. Meanwhile, she wants to make sure that the top tax rates are extremely low, which would, of course, benefit her personally. There are no sacrifices needed from Palin. Ever since 2008 when she hit the spotlight, she’s moved from one grift to the other, figuring out a way to swindle money from political organizations, PACs, news channels and reality show producers.
Palin’s agenda is to do and say whatever can get Palin attention in order to keep her in the spotlight. That way, she can maintain her high standard of living by convincing people she is relevant and is worth spending money on. She is perfectly happy staying on the sideline and tossing bombs left and right, criticizing anyone that doesn’t adhere to her Tea Party fantasyland views. She prefers to not have any responsibility whatsoever. It is far easier to build a ‘brand’ centered on continuous outrage over the evil government.