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    Default Palin and Earmarks: Obvious decepton.

    Just another reason why you should take what the Republicans say about her with a grain of salt.

    ANCHORAGE As she introduced herself to the nation Friday as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin touted her record as a reformer who worked to end the "abuses of earmark spending in Congress."

    But earmarks have never been a dirty word in Alaska, a huge state dotted with small communities that have enormous dollar needs for sewers, roads and other projects.

    Instead, earmarks pet projects that members of Congress fund but that no federal agency has requested have become a mainstay of political life here, and one that Palin embraced from early on in her career as a mayor of Wasilla to the governor's mansion in Juneau.

    Just this year, she sent to Sen. Ted. Stevens, R-Alaska, a proposal for 31 earmarks totaling $197 million more, per person, than any other state
    Politics | Palin embraced earmarks as small-town mayor, Alaska governor | Seattle Times Newspaper

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    I should start a "Why Obama sucks and scares people who actually think" thread, but I don't have the energy to deal with all that stress atm. Let's just note our mutual dissatisfaction.

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    Alaska's state government is basically a wild pool party fueled with federal money, and cleaned up with oil money.
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    I think Republicans see it as liberating money from the clutches of socialist government. They're putting that cash back into the market which can spend it better than the government can. Spending is only bad when Democrats do it because they're communists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    I think Republicans see it as liberating money from the clutches of socialist government. They're putting that cash back into the market which can spend it better than the government can. Spending is only bad when Democrats do it because they're communists.
    You think like a partisan fool.
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    He was being facetious, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    You think like a partisan fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    I think Republicans see it as liberating money from the clutches of socialist government. They're putting that cash back into the market which can spend it better than the government can. Spending is only bad when Democrats do it because they're communists.
    Let me correct that for you:

    "Spending is only bad when Democrats do it because they're communists. bleeding socialists."

    "If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning." Catherine Aird

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    Democrats would be just as bad in a corruption-happy state. It's not as if they are particularly good at turning down money from special interests. This isn't a partisan issue, unless you're talking about throwing both of the major parties out of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Democrats would be just as bad in a corruption-happy state. It's not as if they are particularly good at turning down money from special interests. This isn't a partisan issue, unless you're talking about throwing both of the major parties out of power.
    Well, in this case it's a Palin/Republican issue, because they are being misleading or lying when talking about her and earmarks.

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