Skip to comments.Sarah Palin issues a warning to GOP before debt vote
Posted on 07/28/2011 8:54:06 PM PDT by STARWISE
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in on the debt ceiling debate on social media just hours before a key House vote. (Twitter)
In a post on her Facebook page from "proverbial politico flyover country," the former Alaska governor reprinted a letter she sent to newly elected members last fall, emphasizing the need to "rein in out-of-control government spending" and "check the growth of spending on our entitlement programs."
"I respectfully ask these GOP Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us 'little people' who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes. This new wave of public servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this," Palin wrote.
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Sarah Palin’s call to the freshman TEA party Representatives to stand their ground on the ‘debt ceiling fight’ is just another reminder of why so many conservatives want her to run for president. Unlike some erstwhile ‘fiscal conservatives’ Palin doesn’t look for excuses to capitulate to the Democrats on the serious issue of increasing U.S. indebtedness and permitting the American economy to crumble while Obama spends trillions more in borrowed money that we can’t repay and the federal government grows bigger and more intrusive by the day. Sarah Palin has the ability to influence many, including TEA party congressional Representatives being pressured by Boehner, that they are answerable to the people that sent them to Washington, not the politicians and media types that are trying to push them into voting against their principles. Sarah Palin shares those conservative principles and her encouragement to the TEA party members of congress is both welcomed and admirable.
The GOP liars have been saying this for years: Oh, we only have a half of a third of the government. Oh, we only have the Presidency. Oh, we don’t have a supermajority in the Senate. It’s always, wait for this, wait for that. All the while, the GOP is too busy making deals with Chuck U Schumer to give a you know what about their own party’s base.
We already had both houses and the Presidency. Nothing happened, except pushing through more big government programs.
This is a hill to die on as far as I’m concerned. It’s too late in 2013 if we don’t make serious cuts NOW!!!
What did Laura I graham say? “ <<<<
Laura filibustered Steve King in desperation over default and going with the “best we can do” mime, over and over.
Laura is shrill and when she is 180 degrees wrong, it makes it worse.
Its not that simple. I dont love the bill at all. I just think it puts the Republican Party in a better position to say that they have done all they can
which would be fine, if we were dealing with truthful, honorable people .. in politics and the state-run media. But, how many thousands of times have you heard tax cuts for the rich, oil subsidies, corporate jets.
Tax cuts were for everyone. The richest 10% are paying 65% of all income taxes. Oil companies take their business deductions allowed by law like every other company, and profits are relative to expenses .. no matter HOW many zeroes. Corporate jets speed up travel time for busy, responsible executives, client meeting time, etc. etc.
2009 info, but viable reference for consideration:
“Just to give you an idea, US oil company profits in 2004 were 42.6 billion dollars.
The taxes on that were 58.4 billion dollars.
Second, the profit margin for oil companies is in the midrange. Microsoft has a 28% average profit margin for the last five years, Marriott has a 4.6% average profit margin. American Express is 11.3%. Exxon shapes up at 9.3%.
Now, if government the possesses the right and power to decide what is “excessive” for profits, there is nothing in principal preventing them from deciding what is excessive for salaries.”
Liberalism is a mental disorder. They lie and distort facts with ease and impunity redundantly, hoping enough people hear it enough times to believe their garbage.
People will see the pubbies have done all they can if and when smart policies are fought for and enacted that cause economic relief and jobs to come back, bringing some sanity and stability back into their stressful lives.
I think it is very clever of Sarah to allow the Rino eunuchs and socialist Dems to come out of the closet and show us who they are.... patience.
I have been saying for two years, that she has more power as a private citizen than she would in office on capital hill.
She won’t be the nominee, but God bless her.
I do not believe I have called you a name. You have called me one, however, and inaccurately. Resorting to an ad hominem attack is not a justification for an argument. I simply think that discretion is sometimes the better part of valor. I am fighting Obama in 2012 with every ounce of passion I can muster . . . and you are fighting for principle, which is a fine thing. But, my fight is long-term. Yours is short-term. You want your principle. I want the power to employ principle. I want the White House, and the Senate, and an enlarged majority in the House.
I like her but I know what you mean.
Number 1, We don’t have the time for baby steps.
Number 2. We HAD all three branches of Govt not that long ago.
Nothing changed then either. The GOP spent like drunken sailors.
What makes u believe that even if we get a majority in the senate and a GOP president, that the McCains, The Snowe’s, The Lugars, The Grahams, The McConnels wont tie things in knots, like they did before? Do u want the 14 Gangsters to come back? How about the 6 Gangsters? The u will have 20 Gangsters? These are the same folks (Present and Past) who have brought us to the brink. When is the time for u to draw a line in the sand? The next deal, the next election, the next decade?
@IngrahamAngle Laura Ingraham If Boehner bill fails, debt ceiling still raised by Dems & mod GOP--w/out ANY cuts!
@IngrahamAngle Laura Ingraham Solution: House GOPers who r agnst Boehner bill: Abstain from voting. U stand on principle, GOP & mkts not dstryed.
She is a 100% Beltway (type) Conservative. Lately she has been making insulting elitist sounding jabs at the Tea Party. Yet when it comes to promoting her new book, she's just one of us.
. . . which won’t happen without the power to effect change. Principles are certainly important, but they require a little political savvy to become reality. I fear you underestimate the power of the Dems and Pravda to turn a Boehner loss into a political rout. It’s all about 2012.
I simply disagree.
I am very pleased to see so many who don’t agree with your point of view. You like to lay down and die.... others choose to fight. We need fighters, not capitulation. Prayers for the fighters and damn the eunuchs.
Yours is the fight that ends on November 6, 2012. Mine goes on way longer. It just has to start NOW!!!
Tell, why on God’s green earth would people vote for a party that does nothing but lie to them? We’ve been promised that they would make a stand. If they had no intention of doing so, then they should not have said they would. They have made no stands.
I don’t trust the GOP to fight tomorrow if they refuse to fight today. If you do, you are a fool. That’s not name calling, it’s a fact. They’ve already fooled us a dozen times over, if you’re willing to turn over control to them expecting something more, then you are a fool. I don’t know how else to put it, because it’s that simple. Now, stop with your party loyalty and stand on some principles instead of some partisan hackery that wants to put more Repubics into office, just because they have an R next to their name. Capitulation is what got us into the mess of an Obama Presidency.
What? The delay? Sure, I have. There may be a vote tomorrow. Who knows?
You left out more than a few people for the plan. Keep it honest, at least.
No, it is name-calling, and presumptuous. It is also a narrow view. One can be both principled and politically savvy. In fact, one must be. Good night.
Here’s what I would hold out for, if I was a House Republican right now:
1: Balanced Budget Amendment, with a no-wiggle-room glide path towards a cap of total taxation no more than 19% of GDP.
2: Immediate, across-the-board 10% reduction in spending authority from FY2011 levels in FY2012 for all non-Social Security and non-Medicare (i.e. non-FICA-tax-funded) Federal programs, without exception—yes, that includes defense. That’s an actual, real, live, no fudging 10% haircut for the entire Federal Government—ALL of it.
3: A 10-year (at least) absolute cap in dollar terms, without adjustment for inflation, in all non-FICA-tax-funded Federal programs after the 10% haircut.
4: Enact into law an automatic, annual 1% reduction in the debt limit (based on the amount of debt authorized for FY2012), which can be overridden only by 2/3 majority vote of both houses of Congress.
Give me those things, and I’ll do one and only one additional hike in the debt limit. I’d even listen to some reasonable tax increases—er—”revenue enhancements” if it meant that the structural changes above would get enacted.
Then, we can start talking about how to reform the “entitlement” programs to ensure their solvency . . .
I also left out a lot of people against. If we are going to list everyone for and against, I wouldn’t have posted it yet and I’d probably be up all night making sure the list was exhaustive enough.
I don’t underestimate them in the slightest.
I guess I should’ve added the obvious that, no matter WHAT they do, they will continue to be villified by the media, et al.
Those with courage and fortitude must be tough enough to withstand the onslaughts... which of course is very difficult, but so is this .. the mighty fight of our lifetime. God bless those righteous few with courage.
We’d never even BE here but for the freshmen .. everyone there before them would’ve already rolled over.
At one point, they controlled one-third of the government -- and had enormous momentum.
They've pissed all of that away now...
and he is certainly disgusted with the lack of will.
And he’s sure not alone.
If you think voting for a budget that doesn’t cut a penny on the dollar of the budget is “principled,” you’d have been cheering Chamberlain when he held up his agreement with Hitler and it called it “peace in our time.” I mean, you know, that’s the best deal he could have gotten! Otherwise, he might have, you know, actually had to have stood for something.
Kind of like Boehner with the debt ceiling. It’s just the best he can do. No, we can’t make any stands. The mushy moderates might not like that. Never mind they’ve all been deceived and supported a BBA and CCB in the beginning, no, the media will never let us do that. Never mind Facebook, Twitter, and FNC beat out the dinosaur media. We have to make sure what we do is acceptable to the three old timers who watch ABC. That’s the path to victory!
GOP Rinos...are eunuchs.
Sure as shootin’.
The talking point du jour is: you cant change things when you only control 1/2 of 1/3 of the govt. Thats everywhere.
exactly. and they ALL are so brilliant and prescient,
that they KNOW we can’t win in 2012, unless we let Boehner’s plan pass.
(even though it INCREASES the National Debt by TRILLIONS,
and even the CNN poll shows an amazing 70% of ALL Americans, want a balanced budget and the spending cut!
the opportunity, is NOW!)
but they want the Boehner plan. to “save us” in 2012.
...just as they KNEW we couldn’t win in 2008,
unless we had a “moderate” candidate,
to avoid scaring off the independents.
...and even though i’m new, and many of these “wise ones” have old FR dates, they are ALL names i’ve never seen before. (and i was reading a lot before i joined.)
but they all agree with Rove, and Boehner, and Romney.
but people like STARWISE, SoConPubbie, and MANY others,
who agree with Rush and Mark Levin (true conservatives),
those people i see all the time... (just an observation.)
and they are RIGHT. for example SoConPubbie is CORRECT:
” We lose with it, period! “
Obama and the Dems rejected Cut Cap and Balance.
we should do NOTHING but wait for THEM to come up with a plan, which as Roger L Simon (PJ Media) shows, will crumble THEIR base and destroy them!
If you think voting for a budget that doesnt cut a penny on the dollar of the budget is principled,
that’s funny... the guy on the other thread, arguing the SAME arguments, (as STARWISE points out), is named “Principled”. (joined 1998, just like MrChips.)
McCain was also once an American hero. but we don’t need strategy. we need principles. we need people to act now! we need people who understand, that running TRILLION dollar deficits, with a National Debt of 14 trillion, will destroy our country.
We need to cut NOW. And the majority of Americans agree with this.
Urgent message to the Tea Party Freshmen and fiscal conservatives: HOLD THE LINE!
July 28, 2011 | Jim Robinson
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:06:09 PM by Jim Robinson
Edited on Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:06:23 PM by Jim Robinson. [history]
HOLD THE LINE!!
They’ll have to come back to you. DEMAND a REAL CUT in spending!! Do not under any circumstance approve a debt ceiling increase!! Instead, insist on real spending cuts NOW!! The country is bankrupt. Do not allow them to take us deeper into debt! It’s time for the HOUSE to do its job of controlling the spending!
The federal government is bankrupt due to Obama’s reckless spending. Cut up his credit cards and force him to quit spending!
Let’s all remember that there are more of us than there are of the party loyalists. The party is so ticked, that I saw a poll a couple months ago that put support for a third party over 50%. Boehner is just begging to lose his job one way or another.
When the votes are tallied, let’s pray we come out on top in spite of all the pressure they are putting on us. This is the time to hold the line and demand serious cuts. It’s not for purity. It’s for the future of our party, the conservative movement, and, most of all, the country. I just hope that if we fail, this is not our last shot.
If she would call down effing hobbit Queeg
I would send SarahPac more than already
Interesting that there is no face on the head of the tea party, just some group not bending to the pressure to compromise.
The House already sent a debt bill to the Senate, they should just adjourn and stay in town until the Senate submits a counter proposal to the original bill.
The Senate is just going to snub every proposal coming their way unless it includes more spending.
I still get a kick out of the Senate trying to originate a spending bill when it can only happen from the House.
Gridlock...right on! If the underlying current is that O’bummer and the Senate is in lame duck session already because they can’t force to House conform then I like it.
NSA has to go, EPA has to go, BLM has to go, Dept. of Edumacation has to go, healthcare has to go...on and on until the budget is balanced.
So what, new LSM rants are same as old LSM rants.
“Her timing was perfect!”
New York Slimes article even admits her timing on this and other issues is impeccable.
I got a kick out of the lib’s comments on the NYT article, they are self flagellating themselves with thorn branches , renting their unicorn clothing and donning hair shirts.
I have been saying for two years, that she has more power as a private citizen than she would in office on capital hill.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
And BO would have had more power as a private citizen eh????
“We already had both houses and the Presidency. Nothing happened, except pushing through more big government programs.”
That is a DAMN good point. I remember the 80s and 90s like yesterday and used to DREAM of the day that we controlled DC. So we control DC with a president that said he would be a conservative and what do we get: A huge increase in the Department of Education, TWO attempts at Amnesty, and a huge expansion of Medicare.
And people have the NERVE to ask why there’s a Tea Party?
“2: Immediate, across-the-board 10% reduction in spending authority from FY2011 levels in FY2012 for all non-Social Security and non-Medicare (i.e. non-FICA-tax-funded) Federal programs, without exceptionyes, that includes defense. Thats an actual, real, live, no fudging 10% haircut for the entire Federal GovernmentALL of it.”
Sorry, I still think national defense is critical, and the Chinese are playing serious (i.e., I have children that I worry about). So swap it around - leave defense alone, and take the 10% out of Winnebego-drivers who still collect SS and Medicare.
apples and oranges.
“Where are the rest of them?”
Not elected yet.
So as president she would be less able to push forward conservative principals? Isn’t that like saying that Reagan
would have been more effective as Governor of California?
Exactly how effective would OB have been pushing his marxist adgenda through without taking the seat of power!
This bill is a trap set by the Democrats. As Limbaugh explained yesterday, Reid will take it and delete the portions he doesn't like and add what he wants and then send it back to the House. Then If the Republicans do not pass it as is, the media and Democrats blame the Republicans. If passed, the media pointsout that it was also the Republicans that o.k.ed tax hikes.And it does not cut spending.
Sarah Palin sees theough the fast one Boner is trying to pull.
They didn't try when they had 2/3 of the government. Why should we expect anything different now?
It's also a fact.
In fact, conservatives don't even control that much, as the House has three factions (Democrats, establishment Republicans and conservative Republican). The establishment Republicans have been able to appear non-existent in this fiasco, but the have had huge (perhaps controlling) input into this bill which has been presented as a take it or leave it option to conservatives.
Boehner, should not surprised that so many have opted to leave it.
There will be legislation passed by both houses with the support of the Democrats and the establishment Republicans, but the TEA party will be on the sidelines.
You can add Thomas Sowell, Paul Ryan, and Alan West to those who support the Speaker. RINOS all, I presume?
The list need not be exhaustive, just fair and honest.