Excellent piece on Palin

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    Definitely starting to look like pure smoke and mirrors, but is the electorate gullible enough to buy into it?

    "....During her mayoral administration, most of the actual work of running this small city was turned over to an administrator. She had been pushed to hire this administrator by party power-brokers after she had gotten herself into some trouble over precipitous firings, which had given rise to a recall campaign.

    Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a "fiscal conservative." During her six years as mayor, she increased general government expenditures by more than 33 percent. During those same six years, the amount of taxes collected by the city increased by 38 percent. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax, which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefitted large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents.

    The huge increases in tax revenue during her mayoral administration weren't enough to fund everything on her wish list, though — borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt but left it with indebtedness of more than $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? Or a new library? No. $1 million for a park. $15 million-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex, which she rushed through, on a piece of property that the city didn't even have clear title to. That was still in litigation seven years later — to the delight of the lawyers involved! The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5 million for road projects that could have been done in five to seven years without any borrowing.

    While Mayor, City Hall was extensively remodeled and her office redecorated more than once.

    These are small numbers, but Wasilla is a very small city."

    Crosscut Seattle - About Sarah Palin: an e-mail from Wasilla
     
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    Yup. Just the fact YOU think it is good tells me it is a hit piece with no legs. Get back to us when you create your socialist Utopia.
     
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    And not a moment sooner
     
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    The source of your "excellent article" is an e-mail authored by a self-described democrat and political rival with an axe to grind.



    Nice try tho.
     
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    You mean the one where everyone gets a retirement check from the government?
     
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    Palin raised taxes and put her town deeply in debt.

    She is not a fiscal conservative. She is an power abusing, unqualified, token. McCain has put America in danger by nominating someone who knows NOTHING about foreign policy to be vice president. She was a SPORTSCASTER for Christ's sake. If we need someone to read the hockey scores, we will be in good shape.
     
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    Then if we need come community sidewalks swept or a neighborhood block party, then I'll vote for Obama...

    sound about right by your logic??
     
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    Curious that no wingnut could counter the article. It is obvious that republican tools would praise Alfred E. Neumann if he were selected for VP. Ideology has nothing to do with thought or analysis, it is about belief and its blinders focus in such a way that the real Palin is hardly noticed. The piece above sums up her experience and job skills or lack thereof. What a poor choice, but McCain didn't graduate at the very bottom of his class because he was smart. Another dummy put forth by the republicans, you'd think they had learned.

    Sarah Palin Gender Card | The Daily Show | Comedy Central



    A vote for McCain/Palin is a vote against the fundamental principle of America, the right of the individual to lead their life privately without the government interfering.
     
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    You also get back to us when you pull you head out of your conservative ass. The socialist utopia is just another word for you have no argement.:eusa_liar:
     

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