Midday Friday, September 9, speaking with Megyn Kelly on Fox, Sarah Palin weighed in with her opinion of President Obama’s recent announced $450 billion jobs plan. Palin punctuated her belief that the plan was “more of the same ol’, same ol” when she labeled it as Obama’s “Big Spend-again” and that Obama was “passing the buck” when it came to explaining how he intended to pay for it.
“I thought the president was very bold in his request for another blank check,” remarked Palin, adding that Obama spoke of a “a lot of goals, with a lot of flowery rhetoric” but there was “nothing that would tell us how he was going to pay for his big spend-again.”
In his speech, President Obama failed to lay out how he intended to pay for his jobs proposal, but has promised information about how he would find the money would be available in about ten days. Kelly suggested Obama would dump the problem in the laps of the Super Committee Debt Commission, already tasked to find a way to reduce the national debt in short order by finding “$1.5 trillion worth of savings. Palin said she didn’t have any confidence that the commission would be able to find the extra money to fund the president’s plan, critically calling this “passing the buck” an example “of asking sombody else to do the tough work that he needs to do.”
“What he needs to do is explain to the American people how incurring more debt will get us out of debt. It’s kind of unfortunate. He kind of plays us all for fools,” said Palin.
It was Palin’s opinion that President Obama wants Americans “to believe that spending more money… will be the end of our economic woes”. Palin stressed this was money
- that we do not have
- that we will have to borrow
- that we will have to print
Speaking to what Kelly categorized as a sense of “urgency” that Obama emphasized, Palin shrugged, saying “That’s indicative of the panic-mode of this administration – creating crisis, then never letting a good crisis go to waste.”
“Almost twenty times!” exclaimed Palin, counting the times Obama had said, “We have to pass it now, we have to pass it now,” saying that was going beyond the President’s “arrogance in his personality,” asking Americans to trust him without enough facts. Palin compared the attitude to the health care reform bill when Nancy Pelosi had said, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”
In a soundbite set up by Fox News, President Obama was shown at as he had taken his jobs plan on the campaign road, saying, ” Everything in the American Jobs Act, everything in there, is the kind of proposal that’s been supported in the past, by both Democrats and Republicans – nothing radical in this bill. “
“This assumption that everything has been endorsed by both parties,” challenged Palin makes one, “step back and think about what else is wrong with what he’s saying, because certainly that is wrong.”