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Palin left town of Wasilla $20 million in debt

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Popeye

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    Palin was the mayor of Wasilla just 3 short years ago. Seems like she left the town a little present...a debt of $20 million. That works out, in a town of 5400, to approximately $3,700 per person.

    A $20 million debt, the Steven's VECO scandal (Steven's offered his endorsement of her just yesterday), Troopergate, censorship of library books....this is all from Politico.com a site that generally leans to the right.

    Palin may not have experience but she does carry baggage. McCain and the GOP are obviously trying to scramble the election by introducing a wild card, we'll see how it all works out.


    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12987.html
     
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    This will all have already been vetted by the campaign and decided to be meaningless or have no basis.
     
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    As a result of the neglect of the roads in the subdivision where I live over the last 50 years they are almost gravel roads and need to be completely ripped up and built from scratch. The school even stopped providing bus service because they said that the roads were too harmful to their buses.

    This project will cost each home owner $20,000 over a long term time frame. yet we need new roads. Repairing a failed infrastructure does cost money.

    So when I hear that Palin has racked up a long term debt for that town I have to ask what was the legacy of the infrastructure that was left to her.

    Did not the town council or board of directors or whatever vote to approve whatever projects occurred in that town? An expense is not bad if you got a good value on what you bought. I don't complain about my grocery bill because I got to pick every item I bought and I wanted it.
     
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    People always fly off the handle, and well they should with the GOP owning both the Oval Office and Congress. Such will not be the case if McSame wins with Palin. That duo will be subject to serious override threats. Congress is expected to be heavily democratic throughout the next four years.

    So the only real threat McSame and Palin pose to the american people with radical views is nomination to the Supreme Court. But doesn't Congress have to approve those nominations?

    Checks and balances. Gotta love 'em!
     
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    Thats the burden of being an Executive... One cannot dodge responsibility by voting "Present" when tough controversial issues arrise. Executives HAVE to make decisions one way or the other and are held responsible for the decisions they make.... But neither Obama or Biden would know anything about that.
     
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    Ahhhhhh - the Popeye sewage pump starts up once again ....

    That's compared to Obama who wants to incur $2 trillion more federal debt for the US, $7000 for every man, woman and child, in addition to the $40,000 that already exists for every man, woman, and child.

    A state trooper was dismissed for threatening people - nothing to see there folks, move along. :D

    She never did any censorship, and this is a howler anyway coming from a lib - the people who invent childish concoctions such as "the n word", who establish speech codes at universities, who get people fired for saying un-PC things, and who take books like Huckleberry Finn off school library shelves. :D

    More silliness - politico has a sterling rep for neutrality and is invited all the time on the lib media - you're inventing falsehoods out of thin air.

    The typical Popeye post - lies, slurs, and distortions of the truth.
     
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    Sort of... Congress is charged with determining if a judge is qualified. The problem is, the demos have turned it into a socialism test. If a judge isn't socialist enough, he will be prevented from being approved, regardless of qualification, not through a straight up or down vote, but rather by filibustering the vote. Which me personally, if only the Repugs would stick it out, shut down the whole government until the demos are forced to do their congressional duty, I'd be ecstatic.
     
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    Don't they say that it's only a 9,000 people town? How can you leave a 20 Million deficit in such a small town? Are those numbers being inflated or the real facts no being told?

    What ever happened with Obama being a different type of politician? He's already throwing mud at this lady without knowing the facts.

    Based on all the comments that I've seen coming from the Obama camp, it seems that this lady has made them very nervous...
     
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    Check out the link, according to Libs."politico has a sterling rep for neutrality"

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12987.html
     
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    And your point is? :p

    Not everyone wholesale rejects socialism. I for one enjoy paying taxes so my kids get an education. I love the roads I drive on to get there, paid for by my property taxes. I'd really love a moderate increase in taxes for the superwealthy...like..oh...BigOil for starters, to pay for socialized medical care. I like the police that keep my community safe...paid for by a socialist tax disbursement also..

    And the military who keep the whole country guarded. Great socialist program there too come to think of it.

    I told you before, the only government that is a danger is a pure one. The marriage Canada has between socialism/capitalism and democracy is one of the best examples I can think of. I wish they'd let me in!...lol... No, they don't have a "perfect" system, but they chisel away at it with their democratic arm and keep honing it. That's the best any humans could do..

    Our own country has the same system. Oh, yes we do.. Only it's way too heavy on the capitalism side and quite thin on the socialism side. That's when you get an extreme division of the classes and the backbone disappears (the middle class).

    The neocons who seem to have a obsessive love affair with pure capitalism, also brandish the Bible whenever it's handy. One of the edicts of a good christian is to "be thy brother's keeper". Well folks, it takes money to do that. A little pinch of socialism is healthy and puts the money where the mouth is.
     
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    Well, at least you admit that you want socialism. Although, everything you said can be paid for without a tax increase, and just a decrease in other areas of spending.
     
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    does that work for anything? any question about Biden can i just say, he was vetted so it has no basis?

    that was just a really lame response
     
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    She makes me Nervous...and not in a way the Repblicans want

    I had said long ago I was going to wait For the VP choice to make my choice...of course I went early when McCain said Obama would rather lose the war and win the Election then win the war and lose the Election...

    that said the picks of my man Biden, and her....McCain would have lost me. I would have liked to see Mitt ( and Pawlenty I just dont belive has it, I know , I live in his state...there is not reason his name should have even been listed, he has dont nothing at all)
     
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    Yaa - check it out, and notice it doesn't have anything negative about Palin. What goes on in youre brain? :D
     
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    It is not a lame response because as I have said numerous times now, as long as the VP does not hurt you in the long run with some massive scandal, no one will care who it is in three weeks.

    We all want to sit around and debate who will win the VP debate, but in reality, no one cares who wins it. The entire purpose of being vetted is to prevent a huge scandal like this from even becoming an issue.

    So, the vetting process already determined that this is not a big deal, and it most likely is not.
     
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