Governor Palin: "We Don’t Have to Increase the Debt Ceiling in the Next Few Weeks"
Here’s what the Governor had to say about the debt ceiling:
Palin: Hells no, I would not vote to increase that debt ceiling. Otherwise it just shows the American people we’re not serious yet. We’re still going to incur more debt. No and we don’t have to increase the debt ceiling in the next few weeks. It turns my stomach to hear this assumption articulated that "well we have to" despite the fact we’re raking in, the federal government, six billion a day. Take that money and service our debt first and pay down some of that debt. Make sure that we’re showing the international financial markets and our lenders that we’re serious about getting our debt and our deficit problems under control.
I would say before you think about seriously voting to increase the debt limit and incur more unsustainable, immoral, unethical debt that is really going to ruin our country to continue down this path, prioritize. Service the debt first. Pay for the very essential services that are constitutionally mandated. Let the states take care of a whole lot of these services and projects and if a state wants to do something a little bit special like some extra roads, or extra museums and monuments and cowboy poetry, let that state figure out how they’re going to pay for it.