March 20, 2009
Sarah Palin: The Stimulus Impaler
Gov. Palin has decided to reject over 30% of Alaska's stimulus bill ($288 million out of $930.7 million), stating, "We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government...In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government."
So what exactly is the future of the Republican Party rejecting?
The biggest single chunk of money that Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs to help economically disadvantaged and special needs students...(In addition) Palin is turning down money for weatherization, energy efficiency grants, immunizations, air quality grants, emergency food assistance, homeless grants, senior meals, child care development grants, nutrition programs, homeless grants, arts, unemployment services, air quality, justice assistance grants and other programs.Gosh, she sure is one compassionate deciderer.