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INDIANOLA, IA – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today took the stage to chants of “Run Sarah Run!” from the crowd of 2,000, which was double the event organizer’s expectations. Following her epic speech in which she outlined her five-point plan to revitalize our economy, Gov. Palin spent nearly 45 minutes shaking hands and hugging her supporters, signing books, posters, tee shirts.
Jelayne Sessler reports:
We are not celebrating red or blue America. [We are celebrating] red white and blue America. Our love of country brought us together, and America is hurting, and it is time to bring the restoration of country that we love.
Three years ago today, I spoke at GOP convention about Obama and his plan to fundamentally transform America. Well, it has been transformed from hope to anxiety.
Michigan and California’s unemployment are greater than the Great Depression, and our national debt growing $3 million a minute. Obama is losing our country.
The Tea Party was born of urgency to restore our country and is part of a noble American movement made up of ordinary Americans, not politicos in the beltway, and we never apologize for America.
Far left radical policies have awakened a sleeping America. Working men and woman have gotten off the couch and took to the streets, town halls and the ballot box. We the people rose up and rejected liberal agenda. We don’t want, and don’t need it and are unwilling to pay for it.
Last November, the Tea Party had a huge victory on Election Day, and the permanent political class tried to coup the Tea party freshman and talk endlessly about cutting debt but keep spending more.
There is no sense of urgency with the permanent political class. When we were humiliated by our country’s first credit downgrade, they went on vacation. Poles are for strippers and cross-country skiers. Polls show that economy has improved in DC where some of the richest counties in the country are.
They get their money from we the taxpayers. There is so much waste and corporate crony capitalism. This is not the principle of free men and free markets. This is about connections and government bailouts. Crony capitalism destroyed Europe’s economy and is slap in face to small business owners.
The permanent political class never cuts anything because there is nothing in it for them. They have lobbyists and corporate interests to pay. I took on the corrupt political class and back room deals with big oil in Alaska.
Please vet a candidate’s record. We must know their ability to fix problems. During debt ceiling debates, they used Enron type accounting, and after warning after warning, politicians did not get serious and did not make necessary cuts. They think it is magical that they can run up astronomical deficits year after year and thought America is too big to fail. After the downgrade, they blamed us and called us ‘un-American,’ ‘terrorists,’ and ‘suicide bombers,’ and – ‘hobbits’? I don’t understand that one.
Obama’s solution is to not call it spending and government is now called the ‘federal family.’ The President’s answer is to incur more debt, spend more, and make more folks rely on government for their every need. This is the antithesis of the American spirit.
Solar panels and really fast trains are a non-starter, and he wants to do more of them and he says that solar panels and really fast trains are going to save our nation. All aboard Obama’s bullet train to bankruptcy.
The only future Obama is trying to save is his own reelection. He is willing to mortgage our children’s own future to pay for it. Campaign donors were taken care of in the form of federal dollars for green energy and union favors.
I don’t play games of hiring expert political advisers just so they will say something nice about me on TV. We are not for sale. I believe in free market and that is why I detest crony capitalism.
We will not solve economic problems until we confront the cronyism of President and permanent political class. It will be a real challenge to replace Obama. However, the real challenge is who and what we will replace him with.
The audience chanted “SA-RAH!, SA-RAH!, SA-RAH!” and “Run, Sarah Run” for nearly a minute.
Gov. Palin continued:
It is time to hold politicians accountable! Even conservatives won’t be honest and don’t want to rock the boat. They are to busy saying what they think we want to hear. We need to talk about what needs to be done to restore America now.
In five days Obama will give another super duper jobs plan speech. Listen closely to what he says. His plan will include spending, paying off his friends and special interests. More of the same of the mess we are in.
My plan is a bona fide pro-working man’s plan. It deals in reality in the way world really works. My plan is about empowerment of the states, and entrepreneurs. You are hard working individuals, I have trust and respect in you. We must stop this out of touch and out of control federal government. All power not delegated to the federal government. It is reserved to states and we the people. Let’s enforce the Tenth Amendment.
We must repeal Obamacare and rein in burdensome regulations and get government out of way. This will restore business confidence and allow them to grow. No more runaway debt. We must own up to challenges of entitlement reform while honoring our elder generation. It is shameful to say our military and seniors won’t get their checks but the President will still get his. I won’t have it.
The real stimulus we have been waiting for is robust and responsible energy production. Energy is the key to any thriving economy. Drill here, drill now, let refineries and pipelines be built. Stop kowtowing to foreign dictators. Asking them to ramp up production when we have our own oil reserves. A hard-core all-of-the-above energy policy that builds this indestructible link made in America energy, is key to our prosperity. There are enough large energy projects waiting in the wings that will create our own stimulus with our government spending.
We can and we will make America best country to do business with. We have the highest copperplate tax rate in the world, higher than even China and Communist Cuba. This does not generate enough revenue, because big corporations have friends in congress who help them skirt rules. To make America the most attractive to set up shop here and experience explosive growth, I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax. To balance any loss of revenue, eliminate corporate welfare and bailouts. This is how we break the back of crony capitalism. We will unshackle you, and you will stand or fall all on your on. If you empower job creators, the economy will soar.
This comes from you the individual not that hopey changey stuff we heard back in 2008. Hopey changey did not create a single job in August. Government can’t create jobs. The private sector creates jobs. Real hope comes from you. We the people can make the difference. We can get country back on track. God has blessed this nation.
Permanent political class won’t take responsibility for their own actions. Instead, they blame it on earthquake and ATM machines. I can tell you from hard earned experience that the road ahead will be difficult.
Standing in the rain at the WWI memorial, I thought of all young patriots who suffered and died away from home, with the next generation at my side. I thought we have a duty to those before us who charged bayonets and cannons for our nation’s freedoms. They suffered in POW camps and trenches so you and I today can be born the heirs of freedom. We are the sons and daughters who stormed the beaches in Normandy and made America the strongest, most prosperous, and the greatest nation on earth in history. America, we will always endure! We will never give up!
Ronald Reagan said if we ever forget we are one nation under God, we will be one nation gone under. Yes God shed his grace on me America. We will not squander. We will fight for America. United we must stand. This is last best hope on earth. So god bless you Iowa and God bless the USA!