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Sarah Palin rejects 45% of the stimulus money coming to Alaska

Is it fair when she is rejecting SOME of the money? The largest portion (160 million) is for EDUCATION???
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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:28 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Hell our governor{sc} did the same damn thing....itll just cause us to get more into debt
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 9:37 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Good for her, I think the whole thing is a dumb idea. I want to move somewhere where the state doesn't embrace debt.
    Praying

    Answer by Praying at 9:38 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Oh, yeah, you can't accept gov money for education! That's just growing the government and irresponsible spending! She is a fool.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:39 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • good for her.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • yes, because this money is coming with all sorts of strings attached, giving them money to start up programs that the state will have to pay for after a couple years, eventually costing the state a lot more money. AK is one of many states refusing the money.
    teri4lance

    Answer by teri4lance at 9:47 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Good for her.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • By accepting some parts of the money her state, and other states, would be forced to change laws in their states on certain programs that would make those programs a great deal more money to fund. Once this "bail out"/"stimulus" money runs out the it would be up to the states to find the money to fund these programs. Her actions aren't foolish they are far sighted. She is looking beyond the here and now and thinking of the sinkhole this money could open for her children and grandchildren!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 9:53 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • I think the average person doesn't really understand the wording in the conditions on this money. You do realize that many states will have to change laws to accept this money and to use it for the programs that the govt. wants them to, don't you? And you realize that when all of that bailout money is gone, the taxpayers (all of you, assuming you pay taxes) will have to make up that difference because there is now law to protect those programs. It's not just as easy as taking a check and cashing it. It will effect the citizens of each state more than they know or want to accept.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Good for Sarah.Some of the programs like others have said would cost so much money and once they are started alot of times there is no going back.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:01 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • I'm sorry, but I know many of you don't care for her and had to consistently shoot her down during the campaign (yet, those who put down Obama are condemned, but another issue for another day). Anyhow, I think this lady is savvy, smart, and has a good head on her shoulders. She knows she'd be putting the State's butt on the line down the road to accept this. She wants to ensure that the future of Alaska is stable, safe and secure. Everyone puts her down with her personal and family life, boosts Obama b/c they think he's got a perfect family, but did you ever stop to think that maybe he's hiding things? It's not as good as you see? I think he's doing a bad job so far and it just doesn't look like things will be getting better too soon. Like they say, too little, too late!
    TeensMom07

    Answer by TeensMom07 at 10:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

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