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Palin No Fan of Obama Stimulus Bill

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 01:49 PM

By Dave Eberhart

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It’s academic now that President Barack Obama has signed the stimulus bill into law, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was one of the last politicos to get her licks in.

Palin voiced her opposition to the Obama stimulus bill during an interview on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Congress hadn’t had time to digest it before passing the bill, she said.

“I wish he would veto it and send it back until our lawmakers can read it and know what’s in it," Palin said. "I think I speak for a lot of Alaskans" who wonder how the bill will affect individual states. "So until our guy and our gals in Congress can read it and understand what the impacts are, I don’t want to see it signed.”

The former Republican candidate for vice president added, “I would call for a veto, absolutely, and let’s do this right, understanding that there is going to be some kind of stimulus package. There are going to be some kind of attempts for economic recovery. I say construction projects that put people to work . . . but these big huge expanded social programs where we are adding people to the rolls, and then the economic stimulus package dollars from the feds are going to dry up at some point. States then are going to be beholden to these programs.

“We will have to pay for them. That’s not right, that’s not fair. We just want to make sure that whatever it is that is passed makes sense for the states, for the residents of our individual states.”

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