Sarah Palin is a Mercenary!

I don’t pretend to be an expert in economics.  It doesn’t take an expert to appreciate that the national debt is the single most challenging problem facing our country at this time in history.  During the election of 2008 McCain even “suspended” his campaign to focus on the economy.  Gas was $4.00 per gallon, the rate of unemployment was frightening, Wall Street was a disaster, banks were in crisis, the auto industry was on the verge of bankruptcy, and health care in the United States was more expensive than virtually any other country in the world.  In 2008, the combination of George Bush Jr., and the economy, was a recipe for disaster for the Republican Party.

Students of history know that certain facts incontrovertible:

1.  Our nation began its existence in debt as a result of the Revolutionary War.

2.  Before Jackson left office he was successful in reducing the national debt to $18,000.

3.  Debt increases from every major war, and debt has virtually never been reduced since Jackson.

4.  Since 1946, Democratic presidents increased the national debt an average of 3.2% per year.

5.  Since 1946 Republican presidents have increased the national debt by an average of 9.2% per year.

6.  Republican presidents, Reagan, Bush, and Bush II raised the debt an average of 10.8% per year.  That means that for every dollar a Democratic President raised the national debt in the last 30 years, Republican presidents have raised the debt by $2.52.

7.  Since 1961 the debt of the United States has never gone down.

8.  The United States is borrowing more money than all other nations on Earth combined, so that we can spend more on our military.

9.  The national debt has grown and continues to grow at an unsustainable rate.

10.  In the past 60 years, when the Republicans were in control of the presidency and both Houses of Congress, neither debt nor government spending was reduced.

Given this historical analysis, and incontrovertible facts, we realize that:

  1. The debt of the United States is unsustainable.
  2. The solution to the economic woes of our country will require the cooperation of the President and both Houses of Congress, and elected officials who are committed to finding solutions to economic troubles facing the country, instead of increasing their own personal wealth.
  3. Increasing military spending and cutting taxes are not consistent with reducing the national debt.

Sarah Palin has sold herself repeatedly as a “fiscal conservative”.  How many times have we heard Ex-Governor Palin giving a speech about cutting taxes, increasing military spending, and concurrently reducing the national debt, without offering any explanation about how she could possibly accomplish those conflicting goals?  Because people agree with those goals, and don’t think about the practicality of balancing the budget, people like what they hear when she speaks.  All the time, Sarah pockets $100,000 as a speaker’s fee, for each of these appearances.  Who would argue with lowering taxes, protecting our country from foreign enemies, and balancing the budget?  We would all agree with Palin if she had a way to make those things happen.

She doesn’t.  She doesn’t even offer a potential solution.  She only offers criticism of the politicians who have committed their lives to solving the problems of the country.  She has argued in speeches that the Democrats have been irresponsible in their efforts to bolster the economy, and yet the reality of her limited experience in Alaska was the opposite.  When Palin resigned as Governor, Alaska was the state with a 70% debt to GDP ratio, which was the highest state debt burden in the country.  If we are truly patriots, we must learn to recognize the motivations of people who are happy to take advantage of our fellow citizens.  We must learn to stop contributing money to PACs that divert money to the founders of that PAC.  Webster defines “mercenary” as a person who will do anything for money.  Initially I thought of Sarah Palin as a pretty, incompetent politician.  Now I see her for the mercenary that she is.  Republicans, Democrats, and Independents must be united in our struggle to expose and defeat any mercenary who might attempt to destroy our country, for their own personal financial advantage.

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  1. Wiki on sedition:
    “Sedition is the stirring up of rebellion against the government in power. Treason is the violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or state, giving aid to enemies, or levying war against one’s state. Sedition is encouraging one’s fellow citizens to rebel against their state, whereas treason is actually betraying one’s country by aiding and abetting another state. Sedition laws somewhat equate to terrorism and public order laws.
    “The Nihilist movement was a Russian movement in the 1860s which rejected all authorities.[1] It is derived from the Latin word “nihil”, which means “nothing”. After the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, the Nihilists were known throughout Europe as proponents of the use of violence in order to bring about political change.”

    Palin behaves more ‘russian’ than she lets on.
    …that cold-war-upbringing caused her much confusion.


  2. I’m with you.

    The debt she has left behind and the personal gains she has obtain in doing so is not being discuss in the context to her legacy. The palinbots constantly refer to her “list of accomplisments”. How about a rebuttal to Sarah Palin accomplishments?.

    Early on in 2009 Andrew Halcro wrote about why Palin would not be seeking reelection as Gov. in 2010 , mainly because her “accomplishments” would be catching up with her. Sorry I didn’t find the link to it.

    This may be an explanation of how the mercenary operates, and,succeeds:

    Quote Of The Day:
    “Since this very quality of uninhibited but largely associative speech presupposes at least a temporary lack of ego control, it may well indicate weakness rather than strength. The fascist agitators’ boasting of strength is indeed frequently accompanied by hints at such weakness, particularly when begging for monetary contributions – hints which, to be sure, are skillfully merged with the idea of strength itself. In order successfully to meet the unconscious dispositions of his audience, the agitator so to speak simply turns his own unconscious outward.”

    Thank you for pointing out a concrete term I will use when referring to her awfulness.


    1. Vicky, Thanks for the input, and I will definitely try to find the article by Halcro. It would be interesting to hear his perspective from before she was nominated. Thanks, Malia


      1. Here is the link. It refers to after she was picked for VP, lost, and continued as Governor facing reelecion.

        “With regards to AGIA and Palin’s fraudulent claim she took on big oil to build the gas pipeline, which garnered her critical acclaim on the campaign trail; well don’t look now but the signs of failure that many of us predicted two years ago are beginning to show.”

        “As Southcentral Alaska gets closer to that magical 2013 time frame when natural gas in Cook Inlet is projected to dwindle to the level of grave concern, Palin isn’t going to want to be anywhere near the drivers seat of state government.” 

        “Energy isn’t the only area where Palin is facing tremendous exposure. Alaska’s fast growing senior demographic will continue to put strains on Alaska’s health care system and so far Palin has done little more than create two different task forces to study health care.” 
        “In addition, bad business decisions made as a result of cronyism will be forced to the surface. This includes the Agriculture Board, where the granting of questionable state loans to the Valley Creamery, a local dairy run by Palin’s friends and neighbors, will finally come home to roost when the creamery defaults on hundreds of thousands in government bail outs they never should have been given.”

        Then he goes into prediction and strategy. He never factored in she’d quit, but he may have given her the idea of the lame duck excuse.


  3. up her alley.
    tho she clearly has no idea, her sockpuppets certainly do.
    “Political nihilism, a branch of nihilism, following the characteristic nihilist’s rejection of non-rationalized or non-proven assertions, in this case the necessity of the most fundamental social and political structures, such as government, family or even law and law enforcement.

    In some ways this belief links loosely to a libertarian social anarchy, but there is less disagreement amongst political nihilists about the value, necessity or permissibility of certain social phenomena like capitalism and democracy, than there is amongst libertarian social anarchists. It is a common aspect of political nihilism to blame the presence of these phenomena for mankind’s shortcomings and hardship, and therefore these are essentially done away with entirely. An important sub-branch of political nihilism advocates a dissolution of the current power systems, as in the previously described political nihilism, but then asserts the need for new systems to be remade from scratch.”


  4. Let’s not forget that when Sarah Palin was term limited as Mayor of Wasilla, she left the town of 7,000 in debt. When Sarah became mayor the town was $2 million in debt, when she left six years later the debt was $20 million.

    When an associate in the mayor’s office suggested that perhaps the town was over extended, Sarah responded with “I am going to keep spending until they tell me I can’t!” Sarah’s rules! She was so lacking in any ability that the town had to hire an administrator to do her job.

    If people would take the time and trouble, like Malia, you would be amazed at the corrupt life of Sarah both professional and personal.


    1. Susan, Thanks for your insight and for sharing this information. It seems it doesn’t matter how long I work, I still learn new things about the hypocrisy of Palin. Thanks, Malia


  5. Thank you Milia. Another excellent post. I esp like your historical time line of what brought us here today. Palin would do wise to pick up a book – oh wait, her hands are full of BlackBerries.


  6. Malia,
    I love your deficit facts. Could you share with me the sources for the information? I live in GA, which is a very red state that has many peple who believe every word that comes from a republican politician’s mouth. I want to write a LTE of our local paper to shed some truth and light on which political party and which government actions contribute to increases in the deficit the most. I’m really hoping that the editors will allow the letter to be printed because the game here is censorship and propaganda. Nothing positive is hardly ever said here about President Obama and/or the Democratic Party, or if it is, it is buried in Section E, page 7, at the bottom of the page (an example to let you know how it’s done here.) Maybe my LTE may cause some of these staunch conservatives to rethink the way they’ve been voting.


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