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NYT, There You Go Again (Palin Calls Out the Slimes)
Sarah Palin's Facebook Page ^ | March 18, 2011 | Sarah Palin

Posted on 03/18/2011 4:17:37 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

The New York Times just can’t seem to get much of anything right lately. No wonder they’re facing economic and reputation woes. Their article today falsely reporting on my record as governor is full of spin, and I shall call them out on it.

Regardless of the recent political posturing, ACES (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share) is a success for all stakeholders who want more domestic energy supplies for our great country. The Alaskan people (who collectively own the natural resources, via our state constitution), the resource producers who bid on the right to develop our oil and gas, and consumers all benefit under ACES. It incentivizes production and development. It works.

Amazingly, to the uninformed (or to those who really don’t want to incentivize oil exploration in America) ACES is spun to sound like an oil windfall profits tax and its progressivity is made to sound excessive. In reality, it was born of a need to have a tax structure that did three things:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: dinosaurdeathwatch; economy; energy; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; obama; oil; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 03/18/2011 4:17:40 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: johncocktoasten; Maine Mariner; Candor7; FlashBack; athelass; Tina Grazier; acapesket; exit82; ...
(((((PING)))))
2 posted on 03/18/2011 4:19:00 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Here in Alaska we don't have nightsticks


3 posted on 03/18/2011 4:23:52 PM PDT by McGruff (Drill, Baby, Drill.)
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To: McGruff

LOL!


4 posted on 03/18/2011 4:26:15 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: McGruff

lol


5 posted on 03/18/2011 4:26:24 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You beat my post by 20 seconds. LOL!!


6 posted on 03/18/2011 4:29:34 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
ןıɐɟ sǝɯıʇ ʞɹoʎ ʍǝu ǝɥʇ
7 posted on 03/18/2011 4:39:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

...another nightstick to the gonads of the New York Times...ouch!


8 posted on 03/18/2011 4:39:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Do the New York Slimes still exist..I think only 2 people read it now, and I’m being generous. LOVED how Sarah smacked down those fools. She stands up for herself, she doesn’t let these clowns get away with posting BS


9 posted on 03/18/2011 4:40:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The New York Times just can’t seem to get much of anything right lately.

She's correct, of course. The New York Times may have had occasional flings with accuracy when the Old Man, Adolph Ochs, was still running the place. But that's been decades and decades ago. Ever since his offspring have been in control, it's become the house organ of the left, never letting the facts get in the way of its blatantly anti-American agenda.

10 posted on 03/18/2011 4:42:53 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They still deliver the NYT to some nursing homes here in New England...


11 posted on 03/18/2011 4:43:05 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nhwingut

Great minds think alike! :)


12 posted on 03/18/2011 4:44:29 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Yep, another spiked heel to the Times' scrotum. No doubt with a lovely smile as they puke on the floor. LMAO!!!

Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval"

8^D

13 posted on 03/18/2011 4:57:46 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Another excellent article on the subject can be found here:

http://biggovernment.com/wpitcher/2011/03/18/dismantling-the-nyts-misrepresentations-of-governor-pal


14 posted on 03/18/2011 5:03:39 PM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Nearing 3 million Facebook members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth

Thanks for posting that! I’ve been at a meeting all day and had not seen it.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 5:10:40 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx; Victoria Delsoul; unseen1; techno; rodguy911; RonDog; se_ohio_young_conservative; SoCalPol; ..

NYT, There You Go Again

The New York Times just can’t seem to get much of anything right lately. No wonder they’re facing economic and reputation woes. Their article today falsely reporting on my record as governor is full of spin, and I shall call them out on it.

Regardless of the recent political posturing, ACES (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share) is a success for all stakeholders who want more domestic energy supplies for our great country. The Alaskan people (who collectively own the natural resources, via our state constitution), the resource producers who bid on the right to develop our oil and gas, and consumers all benefit under ACES. It incentivizes production and development. It works.

Amazingly, to the uninformed (or to those who really don’t want to incentivize oil exploration in America) ACES is spun to sound like an oil windfall profits tax and its progressivity is made to sound excessive. In reality, it was born of a need to have a tax structure that did three things:

1. It could not be created under a cloud of political corruption and self-dealing like the former Alaska administration and legislature’s PPT oil valuation structure. That’s a critical fact that is now frequently overlooked years later. Remember the legislators and oil industry players who went to jail because of bribes leading to votes in favor of the former administration’s PPT, which was unfairly tilted in favor of the resource producers against the resource owners (i.e., the people of Alaska)? Have we conveniently forgotten the fact that a corrupt process brought forth PPT, and I and others set out to change it by cleaning up the corruption?

2. It had to align the interests of Alaskans and the oil producers through exploration and production credits in partnership so that they benefit proportionally from commercialization of Alaska’s sovereign resources. This is very different from a government overtaxing personal or corporate income in which the government has no ownership stake in whatever it is that is being taxed.

3. It had to use a progressivity system that protects the producers from commercial strain when oil prices are low; otherwise the producers would seek development opportunities elsewhere. ACES does incentivize industry, but beware that Big Oil will always do what it does best for its shareholders: it will look out for its bottom line and always claim that it needs even more tax breaks. More power to them for trying, but resource owners deserve A CLEAR and EQUITABLE SHARE (ACES) of the value of their commonly-owned oil and gas.

ACES accomplished all three. The current criticism of this fair valuation makes no real sense. As an article at Big Government notes:

“The number of oil companies filing with the Alaska Department of Revenue has doubled indicating that competition has indeed increased. Alaska has the second most business friendly tax set-up — up two spots since the passage of ACES. Additionally, a report from Governor Parnell’s Department of Revenue indicated that 2009 yielded a record high in oil jobs. Even more recently, the newest employment numbers from Alaska show that oil job numbers were higher in January 2011 than in January 2010, indicating that jobs are growing at the seasonal level. Parnell argues that state revenues are in jeopardy, but it is estimated that his proposal would reduce revenues by $100-200 million.”

Most importantly, Alaska enjoys a $12 billion surplus thanks to ACES and the sound fiscal policies of my administration. I put billions of dollars aside in savings accounts (though I could have easily spent those billions and made a lot of friends with big-spending legislators on both sides of the aisle), and I continued to veto excess spending and Obama stimulus funds, and chopped earmarks by 86% – much to the chagrin of liberal legislators who were used as “sources” in the article. It’s kind of amusing to see state legislators claim credit for the surplus when they didn’t vote for ACES, and they cried to high heaven when I vetoed their wasteful spending on their special interest projects.

Of course, I could have made a lot more friends in Juneau if I had spent the surplus. But I chose to put billions in savings for a rainy day and return a portion to the people of Alaska. (It was their money after all.) I paid down hundreds of millions of dollars into our under-funded state pension plans, then set aside another billion for forward-funding education. I fought the union’s demands for more benefits, engaged in hiring freezes, and cut frivolous state expenditures – again, much to the chagrin of those who spend other people’s money recklessly. That’s sound fiscal policy. I’m proud of it, and Alaska is stronger today because of it.

Now, if others would like to claim credit for it, that is fine. As Ronald Reagan used to remind us: “There is not limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” Amen!

But let’s not pretend that ACES wasn’t a key factor in the surplus, and let’s not pretend that it hasn’t been a success.

As for AGIA, our long-awaited natural gas pipeline project is moving along according to plan. A huge partnership was developed with Exxon and TransCanada when I put the project out for competitive bids, instead of using behind-closed-door schemes that would have screwed the public. Alaska will help America become energy independent, despite anti-energy politicos claiming AGIA won’t work. It’s already got the 50-year dream off the dime and in the works. See, competition works. So does a transparent process.

- Sarah Palin


16 posted on 03/18/2011 5:42:12 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: McGruff

They have fish sticks.


17 posted on 03/18/2011 5:49:59 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

let me tell you somthing— THIS WOMAN WOULD MAKE A AWESOME PRESIDENT ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT.. AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN REAGAN- you just dont see it that plan spoken anymore-


18 posted on 03/18/2011 5:52:41 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

There is no one to take her place....oboma the child king is a failure.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 6:03:30 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
On her way to give a keynote speech at the Conclave
and she has still manages a smackdown on the NYT.

Gotta love her

20 posted on 03/18/2011 6:15:59 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: excopconservative
"They have fish sticks."

LOL! In Valdez, we used to call them "conkers."

21 posted on 03/18/2011 6:32:31 PM PDT by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
This is very different from a government overtaxing personal or corporate income in which the government has no ownership stake in whatever it is that is being taxed.

Yup. I invite anybody to explain the difference between a royalty and a tax, specifically when the government has an ownership stake in what is being taxed and what is generating royalties.

22 posted on 03/18/2011 6:37:17 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I went out and bought a very large golf umbrella.

I want to be prepared when liberals’ heads explode when she announces she’s running for President.

She is so what this country needs right now—a leader-—not a community organizer.

She is President No. 45.


23 posted on 03/18/2011 6:54:35 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

She is President No. 45.

Fitting. She’s a pistol!


24 posted on 03/18/2011 6:56:11 PM PDT by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: who knows what evil?

>> “They still deliver the NYT to some nursing homes here in New England...” <<

.
You do have to wrap those Depends in something...


25 posted on 03/18/2011 8:02:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks for the ping.

Run, Sarah, run.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 3:56:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 03/19/2011 6:29:16 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

When will the NYSlimes go bankrupt? Why do people buy this paper??


28 posted on 03/19/2011 7:16:41 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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