Socialism rising in US?
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin weighs in
- Duration 6:13
- Date Dec 3, 2012
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin weighs in
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I had a brand new Gallup poll only -- confirms -- fears about where the country is headed and it might be downright scary to you when asked if they react positively or negatively to the word socialism a staggering 53% of Democrats said well they react positively.
-- only 23% Republicans did now that is a thirty point difference.
And on the flip side when they were asked how they react to the word capitalism 72% of Republicans felt positively about the term.
Only 55% of Democrats said they did and the results of the next poll should not come as a surprise 75% of Democrats field.
Positively about the term the federal government only 27% of Republicans do so in other words.
The left puts the federal government ahead of capitalism freedom liberty some very telling numbers she -- reaction former Alaska governor.
Fox News contributor Sarah Palin governor your reaction of that.
Do think that shows that country's shift it.
Well hopefully people realize what Margaret Thatcher had explained that the problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money.
But I think what the survey represents -- is.
Managed some the survey.
Recipients who would answer the question.
-- dirty crony capitalism with genuine free market capitalism which is the good kind of capitalism you know we've shown a bright light.
On the problems caused by crony capitalism.
In recent months and in the last year to and I think that perhaps capitalism in general has.
Taken -- hit because of this new public awareness.
Mad because of that light that's been shown on crony capitalism and perhaps people are believing that capitalism in general.
Isn't such a good thing of course that's a mistake right so.
Absorb I think at this debt ceiling debate sixteen point three trillion.
And at the time in 2008 when Obama's run and he says it's irresponsible and take credit card in the name our kids to the bank of China.
We have to pay that money back now it's sixteen point three they're running out of money once again.
So Republicans are saying all right we got -- spinach we got to eat our broccoli.
We've got to study we got to turn off the TV turn -- video games and do our homework.
-- is that as appealing as Democrats saying free healthcare free day care will -- distribute the well.
I mean seems like there's a battle for the -- and -- -- country.
Where does America come down -- where was America traditional.
Now -- first let's address.
President Obama's flip flopped on his philosophy.
There when it comes to raising the debt ceiling he certainly condemned.
President Bush in those years of raising the debt -- -- and then that.
Look at where he's taken this country he's taken this into a state of bankruptcy.
With kids and it changed idea on it -- -- good thing to raise.
The debt ceiling a very scary proposal.
Was recently revealed to by Geithner.
Is essentially saying -- -- the president to have free rein on raising the debt -- mean.
-- to whatever level he wants -- -- that the very scary thought because Barack Obama is a socialist he believes in.
Socialism in -- distributing.
Well in confiscating hard earned dollars of our small business men and women so that they cannot.
Read invest their dollars and hire more people and grow and expand instead he believes -- in these failed socialist.
Policies and I say that not to personally condemn.
But I see it because I face reality and I see what's going on and I see the path that we are on and the fact that Barack Obama has.
Not had a budget in the four years that he's been in office and not been worried about it and continues to.
Spend -- recklessly.
Other people's money and that -- them a sign of that idea of loving.
But the the mindset of the -- shifted and people want free stuff from the government.
You said that the Republicans though -- this was at the top of the program we're debating this he said.
Republicans don't go wobbly don't be a bunch of Wallace's as it relates to -- us.
And I see some weakening among the Republicans and they feel they've got a goal -- get along they they they fear they may lose the PR battle.
What is sure response to them a little more detail.
Well like -- to call politicians.
-- sought I apologize for calling the -- and one's nose that is a fact.
Because that distracts from the point that have to be made in the point.
Is that we are a big threat country sixteen trillion dollars in debt didn't and with entitlement.
Bad future and looking -- what you.
-- really we're we're 607080.
Trillion dollars in -- there isn't enough money in the world to.
Have paid back in the future generations that we have stolen from and foreign countries that we have borrowed from.
And through quantitative easing that money -- and printed out of thin -- so.
I think Republicans.
Go back to what the planks in your platform represents.
It represents a -- government and putting back the power and the responsibility.
In the individual not in the state tonight in government again.
That gets us towards towards socialism what goes beyond socialism -- Is communism and I know you know I'm gonna get slammed for our speaking so bluntly about what's going on here but that is exactly what's going on just.
You can read history see how these.
Very mighty empires have fallen because of government been so burdensome on the people and taking away opportunity and -- -- Taking away individuals work ethic that leads to the downfall of that country at that empire.
All right Governor Palin to the CN and good admonition and warning and -- with a country -- watches Republicans closely and if they go wobbly well -- -- out of it thank you -- -- Think you cut up and I took on nightmare.