June 4th, 2009
06:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin: Government wants to 'control the people'

Sarah Palin spoke in Anchorage on Wednesday.
Sarah Palin spoke in Anchorage on Wednesday.

(CNN) – Alaska governor Sarah Palin let loose Wednesday on the Obama administration for enacting fiscal policies that "fly in the face of principles" and "defy Economics 101."

In a speech introducing Michael Reagan - the son of former President Ronald Reagan - to an audience in Anchorage, Palin warned that the government is planning to "bail out debt ridden states" so it can "get in there and control the people."

"Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?" Palin asked. "It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained."

"We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it," she said. "And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people."

"Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord," she said. "Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here."

Though the bulk of her remarks focused on government encroachment into the private sector, and praise for former President Reagan's views on limited government, the former vice presidential candidate briefly touched on national security. She told the crowd that "the terrorists are still dead set against us" and that her son Track is still deployed in Iraq.

"It is war over there, so it will not be war over here," she said. "And it had better still be our mission that we win, they lose."

She also pointed to the recent dismissal of another ethics complaint against her, one that accused the governor of having a conflict of interest for wearing a jacket to the opening of the Tesoro Iron Dog race in February that feautured the logo of the sponsor of her husband's team. Palin has been forced to set up a legal defense fund to help pay for fees related to an onslaught of ethic complaints.

Palin said of the people who have filed the complaints: "Those are the folks who want to tell me, they want to tell you, to sit down and shut up. We will not do that. I just can't, because I love my state. I love my country."


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soundoff (325 Responses)
  1. Paul

    just when I thought she was gone...

    June 4, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. Dem from Houston

    Please run for President – 2012 will be the first time both parties will work hard to keep the current person in the White House.

    June 4, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. Chris (SC)

    Its not love of state or country that you do the things you do, it is love of money and power.

    I think Palin just figured out that Obama's tax plan includes a repeal of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. It only took her 3 months to figure that one out.

    June 4, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Learn English please

    "We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it."

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    The more she speaks, the less intelligent she exposes herself to be. This quote contains several poorly-worded beginnings of sentences, and one poorly-worded conclusion to a sentence. It is unfortunate for Sarah that none of the components match-up to communicate a coherent idea. What a dolt.

    June 4, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Jon from: S.Carolina

    Not another fear tatic. Hey Palin who were those people who aren't Amrrican and don't look like you? Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, white librals? Lady I know children smarter than you. Obama won now go back to that igloo and be quiet

    June 4, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Cindy

    What is wrong with this woman? She thinks she has the right to tell me who I can and can not marry, what I can and can not do with my body, when I can decide what quality of life or death I want and she still thinks the government NOW wants to control the people? She is what is wrong with the republican party. Keep talking it will make it easier to defeat republicans next election. People like her have made my daughter a democrat.

    June 4, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. zippy29

    Sarah, the Republicans got us into this mess so now Obama is going to get us out of it. Plus you have nothing really to say anyway.

    June 4, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Will in Waco

    Sarah Palin is still relevant how?

    June 4, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. skeeve

    Palin, of cause, who has a degree a journalism that took 4 different colleges to get and does not even read current newspapers knows everything about Economics 101. Government wants to control "the people"? This is coming from one of the worst control freaks imaginable... God... the hypocrisy of this person is without limit...

    June 4, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. Paula

    Thank you Sarah Palin for being the voice of reason – this administration is NOT. I applaud you and your voice and pray that "the People" will wake up to what is happening to our country. Government is NOT the answer. Again thanks.

    June 4, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  11. Jeff

    Palin and her remarks if she truly believes them are paranoid and delusional. And they are a continuation of the GOP fear and scare tactics. I am MUCH less fearful of the Obama administration than of the Bush lead administration of eight years of TERROR. Everyone knows this list of examples, so there is no need to restate them. Palin, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself...and YOU...and like-minded RepubliCONS.

    June 4, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  12. makesUwonder

    "bail out debt ridden states" so it can "get in there and control the people."
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    AMEN Gov. Palin. That's exactly what this government wants. Thank you for having the GUTS to say it.
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    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
    --Thomas Jefferson---

    June 4, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. Barry

    As usual, Gov. Palin does not deal with reality and keeps trying to use the totally worn out fake fear factor the Republicans have used for too many years. She needs to wake up and move at least into the 19th century.

    June 4, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. cjr

    let's make a deal – ignore anything sarah says for at least a year and then use she and her family for a sit com!

    June 4, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. George Guadiane Austerlitz, NY

    I sit in abject wonder at the incomprehensible audience for rhetoric like this.
    Lapping up the lies like Pavlovian dogs, the "Right" wing seems to preach and teach fear, then call those of us who want to live in the sunlight "fear mongers... What a JOKE

    June 4, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. GO AWAY!

    And this comment comes from the CONTROL QUEEN, Just ask Levi who tried to control him during the campaign. Just shut up and go away, I can kick myself for even clicking and responding to this idiot. Sarah go shoot something that is about the only thing you are good at.

    June 4, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Adam from Ohio

    Oh, my lord, the prattlings of a moron...

    June 4, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. Alaskim

    What in the world does Sarah Palin know about Economics 101?

    June 4, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. FLP

    And apparently people want the government to take care of the as well.

    June 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  20. john lorenz

    Govenor Palin has more guts than the GOP beltway establishment and the courage, which they also lack, to challeg Comrade O. Good for her, great for us.

    June 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  21. John in Binghamton

    Reading her speech is like watching a train wreck. Looks like a 5 year old wrote her speech.

    "Pailin will be the bestest president because she will free the people and give us all free candy."

    June 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  22. are you kidding

    Reagan limited goverment so well that he added well over 2 trillion to the national debt twice what all Presidents before him added. Bush equaled and then some the national debt of all previous presidents before him. These are your so called fiscal conservatives!!

    June 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  23. donna

    Still talking huh Sarah?

    June 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  24. Joe Sith

    "It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained."

    And if there is anyone who is intimately familiar with nonsense, it's Sarah Palin.

    June 4, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  25. Justin M

    What a nut job. She sounds like a reporter for the Enquirer.

    June 4, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
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