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Democrats can take a lesson on cap-and-tax

By Rep. Don Young | Sunday, August 9, 2009

On July 24, Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and John Kerry of Massachusetts took to The Washington Post to attack former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s opposition to the Waxman-Markey cap-and-tax legislation and her overall energy philosophy.

Mrs. Palin correctly criticized the scheme presented in the legislation sponsored by Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman of California and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. By only citing a report from the left-of-liberal Center for American Progress, Mr. Kerry and Mrs. Boxer naively underestimate the effects the legislation will have on the American economy. Other, more mainstream organizations, such as the Brookings Institution and the Black Chamber of Commerce, disagree.

Waxman-Markey artificially creates competition between cheap, abundant energy and unreliable, expensive renewable forms, compelling utilities to use heavily subsidized, politically correct “renewable energy” while thousands who work producing traditional energy lose their jobs.

All the while, American industry will flee to other countries where they can power their assembly lines with cheaper energy. Because nearly four decades of obscene subsidies for wind and solar power haven’t worked, Waxman-Markey ups the ante and engages in societal re-engineering and fundamental restructuring of America’s energy supply.

Read the entire story at The Washington Times.

I am not a McCain supporter but the U. S. threw away the opportunity to elect a competent VP with common sense in favor of a smooth talking inept community organizer and a clown. Congress likewise has mostly become a joke powered by the duo of Pelosi/Reid. Let’s change this fiasco in 2012.

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Governor Palin talks about food drop in Rural Alaska

We need to get behind and get Governor Palin’s message out. Let’s have President Sarah Palin in 2012. Certainly the MSM will not get behind her. They are to in bed with Barak Hussein Obama.

Like an NFL receiver who makes a difficult catch and then gets hit high and low simultaneously, Sarah Palin wins the Republican Party’s game ball.

Although accomplishing what no other Republican candidate for national office has in modern times, the Alaska governor was snarled at, mocked, condescended and socially snubbed by pretentious Manhattan and Washington Beltway insiders for not being one of them, for getting too close to the common herd of regular Americans.Read this fine article here.
Thanks to our friend at Goodtime Politics for making us aware of this article.

Bob, I lived in Anchorage from ‘75 -’95, we fought tooth and claw to get the capitol moved to the population center so the people could access it, Sarah has done that by example. she has ‘availed’ herself, something that previous governors refused to do. Most of the government building are leased – from former politicians like Walter Hickle, Ted Stevens, etc. who own blocks of property in both Juneau and Anchorage. Chicago has it’s corrupt, Alaska got their carpetbaggers. – Jack

Alaska government migrates to the north

Capital shift?

Alaskans have argued for generations over the location of the state capital, about access and power and the weather in Juneau. But in just two years, and with hardly any debate, Gov. Sarah Palin has shifted the center of state government to Anchorage. Read the story here.

Thanks to our friend Jack for bringing this to us. Thanks Jack, Bob A.

Once again Governor Palin shows that she does not follow the establishment, does not follow the pack. This is the person we need leading this country. Not Obama who is only transferring the dirty Chicago style politics to Washington DC only increasing the stench of unsavory politicians. Get behind Sarah Palin for president in 2012.


UPI.com

JUNEAU, Alaska

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she would refuse a $25,000 pay raise during her current term as Alaska governor.

A state commission recommended boosting the governor’s pay to $150,000 from $125,000.

The five-member state Officers Compensation Commission, created by the state Legislature, also said legislators needed more money, along with the lieutenant governor and government department heads, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

If the commission pushes ahead with a pay raise, Palin will not accept the money, spokesman Bill McAllister said.

“Her view is, it’s just not appropriate to accept a pay raise in the middle of the term,” he told the newspaper.

Palin’s term ends in 2010.

Palin makes 46 percent more than her most recent predecessor, Frank Murkowski, but is the 24th-lowest paid governor, the commission said.


Wild Thing’s comment…….

Palin 2012……..Change We Will Be Begging For!

Contrasting this to the various and sundry silverspooners like Kennedy and Pelosi as they gobble up every Congressional pay raise like clockwork.

California should take a page from her book. Michigan too!
LOOK at this……….

With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise
By Jordy Yager
Posted: 12/17/08
The Hill

A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay.

Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it.

“As lawmakers make a big show of forcing auto executives to accept just $1 a year in salary, they are quietly raiding the vault for their own personal gain,” said Daniel O’Connell, chairman of The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a non-partisan group. “This money would be much better spent helping the millions of seniors who are living below the poverty line and struggling to keep their heat on this winter.”

However, at 2.8 percent, the automatic raise that lawmakers receive is only half as large as the 2009 cost of living adjustment of Social Security recipients.

Still, Steve Ellis, vice president of the budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense, said Congress should have taken the rare step of freezing its pay, as lawmakers did in 2000.

“Look at the way the economy is and how most people aren’t counting on a holiday bonus or a pay raise — they’re just happy to have gainful employment,” said Ellis. “But you have the lawmakers who are set up and ready to get their next installment of a pay raise and go happily along their way.”

Member raises are often characterized as examples of wasteful spending, especially when many constituents and businesses in members’ districts are in financial despair.

Rep. Harry Mitchell, a first-term Democrat from Arizona, sponsored legislation earlier this year that would have prevented the automatic pay adjustments from kicking in for members next year. But the bill, which attracted 34 cosponsors, failed to make it out of committee.

“They don’t even go through the front door. They have it set up so that it’s wired so that you actually have to undo the pay raise rather than vote for a pay raise,” Ellis said.

Freezing congressional salaries is hardly a new idea on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers have floated similar proposals in every year dating back to 1995, and long before that. Though the concept of forgoing a raise has attracted some support from more senior members, it is most popular with freshman lawmakers, who are often most vulnerable.

In 2006, after the Republican-led Senate rejected an increase to the minimum wage, Democrats, who had just come to power in the House with a slew of freshmen, vowed to block their own pay raise until the wage increase was passed. The minimum wage was eventually increased and lawmakers received their automatic pay hike.

In the beginning days of 1789, Congress was paid only $6 a day, which would be about $75 daily by modern standards. But by 1965 members were receiving $30,000 a year, which is the modern equivalent of about $195,000.

Currently the average lawmaker makes $169,300 a year, with leadership making slightly more. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) makes $217,400, while the minority and majority leaders in the House and Senate make $188,100.

Ellis said that while freezing the pay increase would be a step in the right direction, it would be better to have it set up so that members would have to take action, and vote, for a pay raise and deal with the consequences, rather than get one automatically.

“It is probably never going to be politically popular to raise Congress’s salary,” he said. “I don’t think you’re going to find taxpayers saying, ‘Yeah I think I should pay my congressman more’.”

No comment, ecept where is the main stream media and so caled “reporters”? Deafining in their silence . Visit our friend at Theodores World, that gave us this post. Once again Governor Sarah Palin is shining like a bright star in an otherwise dismal world of self centered politicians. Where is the main stream press on this. Deafining in their silence as usual.

We let the opportunity to see Governor Sarah Palin in the White House in 2008 as Vice President but must not let 2012 slip by without seeing her there as President. Help get the word out that she was, is and will be the best choice. She should have been let lose by the McCain campaign to go as Sarah Palin. She should have been campaigning in jeans and a flannel shirt. The media also had a strong bias for Obama and against Governor Palin.

Bob A.

The Associated Press

Gov. Sarah Palin has indicated she’s open to a presidential run in 2012, but her spokesman said Wednesday she has never stated she would first seek the Senate seat held by fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski.

“I have never heard it come up. More than that, I’m unaware of why we’re even talking about this,” spokesman Bill McAllister said.

He was referring to comments made by Murkowski that Palin would have a hard campaign beating her, an incumbent with rising seniority in the Senate.

“I can guarantee it would be a very tough election,” Murkowski said in an interview published this week on Politico.com.

Murkowski was appointed in 2002 by her father, Frank Murkowski, who held the Senate seat for more than two decades before he was elected governor. She will become Alaska’s senior senator after the recent loss by Ted Stevens, the Senate’s longest serving Republican ever.

Frank Murkowski served just one term as governor before he was defeated in the 2006 primary by Palin, who went on to beat other rivals including former Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles. Source

This is good news for the American People and the Republican Party that Governor Palin says she is open to a presidential run in 2012. It is time to start working now, not tomorrow.

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