Finally…somebody gets it and says something about it. Oh I know, others have, but today’s MSM (Main Stream Media) have almost totally ignored it. What is it…”federal stimulus funds,” that’s what it is. Alaska’s Governor Palin has come out and said, “We won’t ‘sell our birthright’ for Federal $$$.” Good for her, somebody with the guts to say so.
David Patten in a “Newsmax” article today tells of this conservative governor’s stand as she warns about short-term gains that would increase Alaska’s government operations, mortgage their future and hurt Alaska’s long term future.
In an opinion piece, “Shovel ready or digging a hole?” in the Anchorage Daily News yesterday, she wrote, “My administration will not willingly and knowingly dig a hole for Alaskans to fill under this enormous, debt-ridden, Washington spending plan.” She went on to warn that anybody who accepts these federal stimulus funds should read the “fine print.”
Right now she is joining four other governors (SC, MS, TX and LA) who are rejecting at least some, if not all, of these funds for their state. She acknowledged that the federal stimulus dollars are “tempting,” but she is not convinced they create sustainability, and would just “make the state’s finances worse in the long run.”
“When stimulus money runs out in two years, who will pay for the expanded government programs, when Alaska currently has a budget shortfall of over a billion dollars? My administration will not willingly and knowingly dig a hole for Alaskans to fill under this enormous, debt-ridden, Washington spending plan,” she writes. You can read her entire, original article here.
I looked for any comments or remarks in the MSM, & Google came up with 41 references…only 41! My quick preview of these showed many conservative bloggers, God bless ’em. No, you won’t find front-page news on this, but it is still news you need to be aware of.
Why don’t we hear more news about conservatives like this? Well, the Republicans are sorting it all out, and seeking their “new, conservative” voice. But you can count on the fact the MSM will be of absolutely no help in this process. With a President and Congress “giving away the farm,” you can rest assured there will be more conservatives coming out of the woodwork. I just hope they come out soon enough, but I’m not holding my breath. Neither is the MSM, for sure.
Howver, is this little lady from up North our new spokesman? Let’s watch and see.