Wow: Sarah Palin Was More Accomplished At Governor Than Mitt Romney Was

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Obama_Exposer, May 14, 2012.

  1. Obama_Exposer
    Offline

    Obama_Exposer Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +18
    It's true. She took on big government and was far more successful in her tenior as governor than Mitt Romney was. She dealt with massive billion dollar budgets that dwarfed Mitt Romney's budgets of Massachusetts. She was far more accomplished in getting things done pertaining to multi billion dollar corporations compared to Romney. One thing Palin did was take on members of her own party and had several go to jail for corruption. Palin was more fiscally conservative than Romney. Palin didn't put a burden on the Alaskan citizen unlike Romney who did. Let's have a look at the numbers:

    Governor Palin's record:
    Sarah Palin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
    In June 2007, Palin signed a record $6.6 billion operating budget into law. At the same time, she used her veto power to make the second-largest cuts of the capital budget in state history. The $237 million in cuts represented over 300 local projects, and reduced the capital budget to $1.6 billion. In 2008, Palin vetoed $286 million, cutting or reducing funding for 350 projects from the FY09 capital budget.

    When it comes to Fiscal Conservatism, Governor Palin reduced spending in her budget for Fiscal Year 2010 by more than one billion dollars from the previous governor’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget, a 9.5% real reduction in spending. Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared to Governor Murkowski’s FY2007 budget of nearly $11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled her campaign promise to forward fund education, allowing districts greater flexibility and predictability in their planning.

    A general rule of thumb for both liberal and conservative administrations is to claim that they may reasonably increase spending every year at a rate of 2% to 3% because of inflation and that should not count against them as increased spending. Even if we use the low end of inflation at 2%, Governor Palin’s budget could have been (without calling it a spending increase): $12,413,374,459.20. Of course, the budget is not $12.4 billion; it is actually $10.57 billion. In other words, she cut spending. Total reduction in spending between 2007 and 2010: a whopping 9.5% or $1,127,400,000

    When Governor Palin set out to cut Alaska’s dependence on government funds, she was serious. Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration, requesting only earmarks that would benefit the country as a whole.

    FFY2007- Gov. Murkowski 63 projects at $349,497,000
    FFY08- Gov. Palin 52 projects at $256,037,000
    FFY09- Gov. Palin 31 projects at $195,094,900
    FFY10- Gov. Palin: 8 projects @ $69,100,000
    As you can clearly see, there was a noticeable drop in federal requests year after year during Governor Palin’s administration.

    Now let's look at Romneys numbers:
    Mitt Romney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Upon entering office in the middle of a fiscal year, Romney faced an immediate $650 million shortfall and a projected $3 billion deficit for the next year. Unexpected revenue of $1.0–1.3 billion from a previously enacted capital gains tax increase and $500 million in unanticipated federal grants decreased the deficit to $1.2–1.5 billion. Romney supported raising various fees by more than $300 million, including those for driver's licenses, marriage licenses, and gun licenses. He increased a special gasoline retailer fee by two cents per gallon, generating about $60 million per year in additional revenue. (Opponents said the reliance on fees sometimes imposed a hardship on those who could least afford them.) Romney also closed tax loopholes that brought in another $181 million from businesses over the next two years and over $300 million for his term.Romney did so in the face of conservative and corporate critics that considered them tax increases.

    The state legislature, with Romney's support, also cut spending by $1.6 billion, including $700 million in reductions in state aid to cities and towns. The cuts also included a $140 million reduction in state funding for higher education, which led state-run colleges and universities to increase tuition by 63 percent over four years. The cuts in state spending put added pressure on localities to reduce services or raise property taxes, and the share of town and city revenues coming from property taxes rose from 49 to 53 percent. The combined state and local tax burden in Massachusetts increased during Romney's governorship but remained below the national average.


    Now I wont even get into the universal healthcare that he imposed on the Massachusetts citizens. The overall picture is that Palin was a more successful governor when it came to fiscal responsibility. She knew how to handle business's at a corporate level who were cheating the state. Romney is successful but he isn't fiscally responsible compared to Palin. The ending result is Governor Palin is more suited to be president than Governor Romney. Her record proves it and her record on tackling corruption or crony capitalism solidifies it.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  2. Obama_Exposer
    Offline

    Obama_Exposer Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +18
    I forgot to ad that she had more political influence in the mid term 2010 elections than Mitt Romney. For some reason you didn't see Mitt out campaigning against democrats across the nation like Palin. I have often wondered why?
     
  3. Sallow
    Offline

    Sallow The Big Bad Wolf. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    56,535
    Thanks Received:
    6,132
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    New York City
    Ratings:
    +7,394
  4. Stephanie
    Offline

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    70,236
    Thanks Received:
    10,817
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +27,359
  5. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,795
    Thanks Received:
    4,338
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,756
    The left should have loved Palin. She was a hockey mom who challenged the establishment and became mayor and governor. Why did the left hate her so damned much? She was only a VP candidate. Hell, we have a brain damaged VP right now that nobody seems to pay any attention to. The left hated Palin because she was a conservative woman. Romney is a man and that seems to be less of a threat to radical lefties.
     
  6. Stephanie
    Offline

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    70,236
    Thanks Received:
    10,817
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +27,359
    She took on both parties as Governor..they were all threatened by that..
    I don't think we've seen the last of Palin.
     
  7. Sallow
    Offline

    Sallow The Big Bad Wolf. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    56,535
    Thanks Received:
    6,132
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    New York City
    Ratings:
    +7,394
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQBr7JKhvI4]Palin: Obama 'palling Around' With Terrorists - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7046bo92a4]Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Talks Palin Cross Hairs - YouTube[/ame]

    Nuff said..
     
  8. Sallow
    Offline

    Sallow The Big Bad Wolf. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    56,535
    Thanks Received:
    6,132
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    New York City
    Ratings:
    +7,394
    Aside from the OP's moniker..what does Obama have to do with the topic?

    Oh..riiight..

    Palin digs black guys.
     
  9. Stephanie
    Offline

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    70,236
    Thanks Received:
    10,817
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +27,359
    I don't know how much more idiotic you people can get..Palin had nothing to do with the Gifford's shooting..how desperate must you all be?
    and Obama was familiar and friendly with Bill Ayers..you all can deny it till your blue in the face
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  10. Obama_Exposer
    Offline

    Obama_Exposer Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +18
    Population is irrelevant. Look at the numbers. She handled numbers that dwarfed Mitts. The billion dollar corporations she dealt with were more complex on scale to what Mitt dealt with.
     

Share This Page