Sarah Palin, who campained on being an advocate for parents of special needs children is turning down federal stimulus money for.... education of special needs children.
So glad to know that her true colors are coming out now and that she is no where near the white house.
She is a hypocrit and a liar and I am SO glad that I do not live in Alaska under her reign. She was only pandering to the parents of children with special needs during the election. In truth, she could care less about OUR special needs children, she has the money to care for hers after all. I am so glad I didn't fall for her lies (but then I also didn't like her lack of intelligence either).
Thoughts on Palin's refusal of money for special needs children?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Mar. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by trippyhippy at 11:05 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:30 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:35 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by Imaginaryfriend at 10:38 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Has it been said exactly why she turned down that money? Could it possibly have anything to do with the fact that once that stimulus money ran out it would require Alaska to raise taxes on their citizens to take up the slack? I would imagine that she would want to get creative with her state's finances and make funds available for those programs without having to accept the money from the government. After all, she has a special needs child, I am sure she is more aware of special needs than most of the women here on CM.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:38 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:43 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Palin said she's sure that her decision on the education money will draw the most heat, and that she wouldn't be surprised if the Legislature tries to change it. "It is a matter of discussing with our lawmakers if the expansion there is something we're willing to pick up the tab for when the federal dollars dry up, when they no longer flow into Alaska," Palin said.
"This offer from the Congress and the Obama administration is a little bit like having way too much to drink," said Sen. Con Bunde, a Republican from Anchorage. "A good time may be had by all, but the hangover the next day, and the consequences of what you did while you were drunk, may be with you for a long, long time." CON'T
Answer by momof030404 at 10:55 PM on Mar. 20, 2009