Sarah Palin addressed an economic conference in Hong Kong this week. Here are some of her crazy, right wing nutjob, whackadoodle remarks, courtesy of Ace:
Common sense conservatism deals with the reality of the world as it is. Complicated and beautiful, tragic and hopeful, we believe in the rights and the responsibilities and the inherent dignity of the individual… The opposite of a common-sense conservative is a liberalism that holds that there is no human problem that government can’t fix if only the right people are put in charge. Unfortunately, history and common sense are not on its side. We don’t trust utopian promises; we deal with human nature as it is.
OMG! A political philosophy grounded in common sense and a realistic understanding of human nature … not wishful thinking about how perfect the world would be if it were run like a kindergarten, with government as the stern but loving teacher. A philosophy that accepts practical limits of government instead of promising it can do everything for everybody and make everyone’s life perfect forever? This woman is clearly insane!
Lack of government wasn’t the problem. Government policies were the problem. The marketplace didn’t fail. It became exactly as common sense would expect it to. The government ordered the loosening of lending standards. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates low. The government forced lending institutions to give loans to people who, as I say, couldn’t afford them. Speculators spotted new investment vehicles, jumped on board and rating agencies underestimated risks.
What a foolish snow-bunny. Everybody knows that the economic problems of today were because Bush stole everybody’s money and gave it Halliburton.(Democrats were blameless and pure, especially Chris Dodd, who was forced to take out a special mortgage package from the evil capitalists at Countrywide.) And the only way to fix it is for the government to take over every failing, badly run company and extract massive taxes from healthy, well-run companies to subsidize them.
She also engaged in typical conservative racist attacks against Obama’s perfect and wondrous Health Care Plan:
I seem to have acquired notoriety in national debate. And all because of two words: death panels. And it is a serious term. It was intended to sound a warning about the rationing that is sure to follow if big government tries to simultaneously increase health care coverage while also claiming to decrease costs. Government has just got to be honest with the people about this….
This crazy nut actually believes you can’t add 30,000,000 people to the health care system and simultaneously cut costs without some kind of rationing. Where did she get that crazy idea. Obama has promised: More health care, less cost, no rationing. And I’m sure a Yale-educated lawyer/community activist knows a little more about economics that a dumb small-town mayor.
Listen to Caribou Barbie’s crazy ideas about health care:
Common sense also tells us that passing a trillion dollar new retirement program, that’s not the way to reduce health-care spending. Real health-care reform is market oriented, patient centered and result driven. It would give all individuals the same tax benefit, that an ideal plan that I would have in mind, same tax benefits as those who get coverage through their employers. And give Medicare recipients vouchers so that they can buy their own coverage. And reform tort laws and change regulations to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. Rather than another top down government plan, we should give Americans themselves control over their own health care with market friendly responsible ideas.
What an idiot. Doesn’t she realize people are too stupid to make their own health care choices. You need a huge bureaucracy to do that for them. Because Americans just don’t know what’s good for them. Just ask Stephen Chu.