Sarah Palin on 'America Live'
Former Alaska governor reacts to President Obama's jobs proposal
- Duration 7:26
- Date Sep 9, 2011
Former Alaska governor reacts to President Obama's jobs proposal
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President wasting no time taking his new jobs plan announced last night on the road.
Obama telling an audience in Virginia just a short while ago that his plan will quickly jump start the economy.
Pointing out that the 450 billion dollar plan contains measures that Republicans as well as Democrats would like.
Everything in the American jobs that.
Everything in there is the kind of proposal.
That's been supported.
In the past.
By both Democrats.
Not that radical in this bill.
Everything and that will put more people back to work.
And more money back in the pockets of those -- work.
The president also says the mix of spending and tax cuts will be paid for and He will announce how.
In a week to ten days.
Joining me now for reaction former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was also a Fox News contributor governor welcome back.
Thank you so much Megan are right so what do you think -- speech last night.
I thought that the president was very bold in his request for another blank check that's what it wasn't and I don't considering a plan at all plan is something that -- that.
Give you a road map as to how to get to your goal and then He had no plan that that He articulated just -- Articles a lot of flowery rhetoric but.
-- nothing that is going to tell us how we're going to -- paid for.
His big -- -- and out I guess I look forward to next week or the week after whenever it is that He supposedly will truly rebuild a plan how we're gonna pay for.
These things that -- He believes will get the economy -- again.
He -- reportedly He is he's going to ask the debt commission to find.
When they sit down to try to have -- you know this this super committee I should say that's gonna sit down and try to find one point five trillion dollar -- the savings and basically saying.
And here's another 500 billion that you should find because I need to pay for this plan.
Do you have any confidence in the.
-- why don't you know that's more of the same -- more passing the buck into a committee.
Canada -- bureaucratic type process of asking somebody else to do the tough -- that He needs to do and really what He needs to do is explain to the American people how.
Incurring more debt is going to get us out of debt.
I think it that it was quite unfortunate that.
He because it plays its offer for wolves if you well -- and -- -- Wants us to believe that just spending more money that we do not have that we will have to borrow that we won't have to print.
That spending more money and growing more government is going to be -- answer to our economic -- I went over and over again history and time tested -- have shown that it it is the private sector decreased the jobs and no incurring more debt will not get us out of debt just -- very simple fundamental truths and principles.
He seems so absent from and yet He keeps spewing the same rhetoric over and over again and we -- more of that.
I'm during his speech what do we really entity entity and we -- Republicans smart enough to understand.
The urgency UV you're putting on in congress last night like right now right now right now you need to -- -- Right and that's indicative of panic mode which is indicative of some of the problems of this administration creating crisis and then never -- in a good crisis go to waste.
Almost many times I believe it was that He.
Referred to this urgency that we have to pass it now we have to pass it now and beyond I think the president's -- -- Arrogance within his personality saying that you don't just trust me believe me I don't have to explain.
What it is that I'm talking about how we're gonna pay for this just trust me.
And -- -- now and then you'll find out what's in this eventual bill we heard that threw out Pelosi with obamacare also.
But -- that that sense of urgency and that bit of a panic mode I think is.
-- it's it's an example of what the problems are in this administration.
They want to shut something down our throats.
Out even though it's inconsistent.
Economic gap principles that can works in the -- and in bed facing the problems that we have in our economy.
As well honesty I -- -- and and He said in this sound -- that we use to set up this segment you know that these are ideas that Republicans get behind it -- gotten behind.
In the past.
The planes -- hours -- Alaskan.
And -- and He needed some of those ideas that I think he's talking about are you tax certain tax cuts an extension of the payroll holiday.
Infrastructure spending tax breaks for businesses you talk about cutting back on regulations.
Those are some ideas that have been endorsed by Republicans in the past so do you think yes yes -- point that those are some things Republicans can get behind.
Some of the things that He talked about yes Republicans have gotten behind in fact have proposed -- but.
The president was disingenuous when He insisted over and over again that everything in this package.
Has been endorsed by all and everything is going to work and over and over again and again -- shoving down our throats this idea that He is right and that.
That those who perhaps have.
Other ideas and have.
I'm engaged on a local or state level with that economic solutions that have worked -- they don't need to be listened to.
Now that insistence that everything in here is going to be paid for -- already paid for -- -- said and everything has already been indoors that's disingenuous.
And yet got kind of rhetoric from the president at its -- you know venue like we saw last night in front of congress.
It really kind of makes you step back and say you know -- so wrong on -- -- this assumption that everything.
Has been endorsed by both parties.
Then you step back you say -- what is wrong with what it is that he's telling us because certainly that is wrong.
What let me ask you this before we go to break and -- -- -- celebrate we're gonna continue Q but I want to ask you this.
How much of an elephant in the living room which Tuesday for lack of better term.
Was the health care bill last night the health care law because you know the president had this sense of urgency.
In the heat couple years ago He went before the congress -- -- joint session in and pitched his health care a lot which has been so controversial and cost him so much political capital how much of a burden on his back -- you think that's bad.
It's such a burden that He wants to ignore it and asked why He didn't bring up the nearly three trillion dollar debt that will be incurred through obamacare and how that was shut down our throats and how we were told we had the cast that.
In the in such short order and then we find out what -- and it.
It is such a burden making that He doesn't want to acknowledge that and I would just hope that that.
GOP candidates for president and those presently serving in elected office don't let him forget what a burden obamacare is because as we find out.
As more and more is rebuild.
What is in obamacare will continue to be job killer and will continue to be such a burden on our economy on the job creators so -- big burden unfortunate that that He continues to want to ignore the three trillion dollars attained over his head there now speaking -- the other candidates.
For office I'm going to ask the governor about the GOP debate -- -- the -- night what she thinks in particular about how governor Perry dead that was his first debate.
Governor thank you so much we'll see you in three minutes on the opposite side of his break folks stay with us.