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Alaska law makers turn reverse former Gov. Palin's veto on stimulus money.

Sarah Palin said "thanks but no thanks" to the federal stimulus money in an act of politics: She wanted to be able to say that she didn't take it and didn't want it for future positions.

Do you think this is why she resigned? The State legislature needed the money that she said "no" to?

I know, I know, who even cares about her. I just thought it was interesting.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Aug. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (11)
  • No Don't you listen? She had a news conference saying exactly WHY she was resigning.
    Whatever they do is fine with me. I live in TX and my governor also took no unemployment money and we will continue to be one of the very few States with a surplus when the others are trying to figure out where to get the needed funds to continue these plans in 2011.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:49 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • No,she did not resign because of that. She refused the $28 millions for energy projects just for her personal agenda. That shows how little she cares about people of Alaska . People who live in rural parts of Alaska gallon of gas is $ 12 . Most of them live in conditions what are not livable ,no running water ,no sewer system .


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • LOL haha whatever

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:00 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Sorry, lady steph it is not whatever. We live in USA ,running water and sewer system are basic needs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Well, I hope for Alaska's sake that they don't have a hard time continuing to pay for the programs which the federal stimulus money REQUIRES them to create, (sometimes the program is only PARTIALLY funded by the stimulus so the state must pull money from other programs to pay for this required new program) AND requires them to continue pay for beyond the couple of years that the federal funding lasts.

    This problem is the most-often cited reason why states have hesitated to take the money. If they ALREADY HAVE these agencies and programs, then it isn't such a big deal. But some states do not have and do not want certain programs which give monthly payments to particular people. The stimulus money requires that they create them, hire the staff to run them, AND include it in their state's expenses once the federal money stops.

    It's pretty ignorant when critics say Palin just wanted to say she had refused the federal funds.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:20 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • IF the state of Alaska NEEDS the money so desperately, then why does every citizen get an annual "rebate check" from the state because of the pipeline?!?!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:22 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Governor drop out Sarah Palin : Giving hope to all the beauty queens around the world.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • So her and Sanford have something in maybe he'll resign too

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:25 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • omg! sweetakins, will you let the sanford thing go already???????? it's like you were the other woman that was dumped by him or!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    talk about a broken record. how's obama doing...get your $200 check yet for back to school supplies?

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • and sanford isn't even her state rep.....not even close.....

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

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