Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Michael Steele, Governor Palin, and the Stimulus Package

Hi all:

First of all, congratulations to Michael Steele for winning the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. He's fairly conservative and, perhaps most importantly, a good communicator with a strong media presence. That's important because really, who knew that the former head was Mike Duncan? Mike who?

Here's a good take from JP's blog. Click on his cool logo below to go to the post:

Second of all, if any of you have heard the Lamestream Media (as Laura Ingraham dubs it) report that Governor Palin supports the nonstimulus package and in fact, traveled to DC this weekend to lobby for it, let me give you the truth, since they - including even Fox News and Glenn Beck - aren't doing so.

Let's go straight to the source, shall we, and look at a statement Gov Palin issued on JANUARY 12. Click on the date to read the whole piece, but here's a clip:

“We also have to be mindful about the effect of the stimulus package on the national debt and the future economic health of the country. We won’t achieve long-term stability if we continue borrowing massive sums from foreign countries and remain dependent on foreign sources of oil and gas ...”

Regarding her trip to DC, here's a clip from the statement she released immediately upon her return Sunday February 1:

Governor Sarah Palin this weekend met with business, economic and political leaders in the nation’s capital to discuss problems she sees for Alaska with the pending economic stimulus package in Congress.

"Alaska and other states need to be treated fairly,” Governor Palin said. “Much of the stimulus plan we've seen focuses on spending for government programs that would be a burden on states to continue funding, and doesn't focus enough on spending that actually does put people back to work and stimulate the economy. Working with our D.C. staff, I took advantage of the opportunity to speak with Democrats and Republicans to voice my concerns. I appreciate their time and assistance in paying attention to our state ..."

The governor continues to express concerns first identified in a Jan. 7 letter to the Alaska congressional delegation about the overall level of spending and the hugely increased deficit our nation is growing. Under the legislation, the U.S. would continue sending money to OPEC nations even as it continues to borrow and miss opportunities to develop domestic supplies of energy ...

And here's a clip from a joint statement from the Gov and the leaders of the Alaskan state legislature to the Alaskan senators and representative in DC regarding the nonstimulus package dated February 2.

However, we are all in agreement that economic stimulus should generate new private sector jobs immediately on projects that truly benefit the nation and the state in the long term. But, we caution that unrestrained spending, initiating new programs that the states may be asked to continue after the federal stimulus money is gone, and borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for it may result in serious economic problems in the future ...

All italics are mine.

I'm doing my part to get the correct word out there on the Internet since more and more Americans are getting their news here. And no wonder, when the Lamestream media has no interest in reporting the Who, What, Where, When, and How, but instead in advancing their agenda.



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