Palin a libertarian? America's # 1 pork governor in 2008 when nominated for VP-In Palin’s 20 months in office, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita pork request in the nation. Her office alone requested $453 million of it.johnfajardohenry wrote:You think Palin is a Libertarian?
Yeah I do. But then I have read her book where she both says and demonstrates that she is. I suspect that you feel no need to read it but I'll recommend that you read it anyway.
Palin backed exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Japan and other Asian Countries while Alaska businesses were closing due to shortages. Agrium permanently closed its plant near Kenai due to lack of local supply. Palin backed the extension anyway. “This is great news for the state and its residents.”
She also increased every Alaskan's take on every barrel of oil sold to the lower 48 (we paid for the pipeline) by over 50%,
As mayor, saddled Wasilla with $22 million in debt after starting with 0 debt; also hired a lobbyist who the City Paid $40,000 A Year, and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million.
Palin reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax, which taxed even food. She promoted tax cuts for corporate property owners, increasing Wasilla expenditures by 63%, & and paid for some of it by increasing overall taxes by 38%.
Palin increased salaries of govt employees by 67%, & increased spending on furniture/office supplies by 117%. She increased spending on outside professional services by 932%.
Plus dozens more anti-libertarian leanings, in reality.