Skip to comments.WSJ: Palin Addresses Asian Investors
Posted on 09/23/2009 6:00:50 AM PDT by SolidWood
HONG KONG -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first public-speaking engagement outside North America, blamed the world financial crisis on government excesses and called for a new round of deregulation and tax cuts for U.S. businesses.
"We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added.
On the foreign-policy front, she told the room full of bankers and executives of the importance of the global fight against terrorism and of finding ways to engage China as a global power. She said China "rightfully makes a lot of people nervous."
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Has Tina Fey responded yet?
Pray for America
“We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place,” the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. “We’re not interested in government fixes, we’re interested in freedom,” she added”
Yes, let’s let Wall Street run unfettered. It’s worked so well so far.
"See, in order to be self-sufficient (we) must be allowed to develop, to drill and build and climb to fulfill our promise! We can not start believing that government is the answer. It cant make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise. What can? It is the wisdom of the people and our families and our small businesses and industrious individuals. And it is Gods grace helping those who help themselves." - Sarah Palin, July 26, 2009
Sarah has the left, the DNC, the MSM and the RINOs all in a frenzy wondering what her next move will be...and has them frothing at the mouth in their efforts to discredit her.
But Sarah is now going around the country and the world giving speeches and promoting conservatie principles in the midst of the Obama administration disaster...and gaining great political capital in the process. She will support conservative candidates in 2010 and help them win, amassing much more political capital. She will then take all of that and make an awesome, stunning, and successful run for the Presidency in 2012.
"...like that grizzly guards her cubs, as a mother naturally guards her own. I will keep that vow wherever the road may lead." - Sarah Palin, July 26, 2009
Now, contrast these two photos:
You do know that it was government policies that caused and aggraveted for years the housing market crash and financial crisis?
“We’re not interested in government fixes, we’re interested in freedom,” - Sarah Palin.
This needs to be our battle cry for the next three years!
This woman gets it.
The roots of this was a banking crisis, brought about by Democrat interference with lending practices. Banks cannot sustain themselves if they are making unsound lending decisions based on political correctness. Lending money to people who can't or won't pay it back is insane.
The Democrat's solution" more government regulation of the financial sector.
Government was responsible for housing price bubble and loose monetary policy. Wall Street of course is always an easy scapegoat.
This is where she needs to bring the saner part of the economic populist wing on board.
Holy cow! Someone finally points out the obvious and counters Obama’s repeated lie that too little government had been the cause. (Or, Bush’s embarrassing claim that it was a case of ‘Wall Street getting drunk’.)
Yes, we have a leader, and we can’t have her out there talking about this whole situation soon enough.
PS I really, really hope this is all in her book!
Investors, speculants and bankers are human with moral failings like greed and opportunism. If Government policies actively encourage them to behave risky and damaging, as did the lefty policies of the Democrats and RINOS forcing unsustainable mortgages for “social justice” and “affordable housing”, it is a failure of government. Plus at worst a failure of bankers ENCOURAGED by government.
The government business of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and a loose monetary polcy encouraged mistakes and wrong actions by the private sector.
Love this. She's co-opting a phrase that liberals have been appropriating for years, as in "common-sense regulation," "commmon-sense gun control." etc. Who can be against common sense?
What I love is that the WSJ has three articles on her speech—just hours after she made it. The news media can’t deny who’s the news maker.
(Does she end up with more press coverage because she closed it to the press?)
So far? When was Wall Street unfettered? I must have missed it.
“Common sense conservatism” is more common sense than the RINO-inspired “compassionate conservatism”.
Before 1929... :o)
That’s right. What other major politician has made the obvious point of the government forcing the banks to make bad loans?
(If anything, the Pubbie pols in Washington have been eager to sweep the corruption under the carpet because even though the Democrats were responsible for 80% of it, 20% could be tracked back to them.)
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