Courtesy of the Right Scoop:
Here is some of what she had to say about energy:
Palin: There is an inherent link, David, between energy and security, energy and prosperity, and energy and freedom. And this is something that our President obviously doesn’t understand because he is doing all that he can to manipulate the US supply of energy. He is diminishing and decreasing the amount of energy in our market domestically and that of course is resulting in prices that are rising and gas having doubled since he has been in office. He is absolutely on the wrong track.
Here is a transcript of other comments that she made on substantive matters:
Palin: I think the number today that was revealed with our unemployment rate back up to nine percent is indicative of continuing problems in our economy and an agenda that is coming out of the White House that just isn’t working. Rising gas prices, devalued dollar that is a result of Fed’s intervention and centralized government trying to plan our economy for us, huge uncertainty of course with threats of tax increases even on the middle class and our job creators – all those things adding to more uncertainty in the marketplace. And people are afraid to hire and expand. And the private sector is not going to grow and prosper until a pro-private sector, pro-free market agenda is finally understood by our President.
The number of jobs, it looked like there was some increase there but remember we celebrated this past month with McDonalds hiring 50,000 new employees. And, you know, more power to McDonalds for being able to hire and perhaps they were able to hire because they received that exemption from Obamacare. It’s too bad that every business in our country isn’t assured of an exemption from Obamacare so they too can get out there and hire and create more jobs.
But yeah, jobs, certainly that’s going to be the negative mark on Obama’s agenda right now but rising gas prices. There is an inherent link, David, between energy and security, energy and prosperity, and energy and freedom. And this is something that our President obviously doesn’t understand because he is doing all that he can to do manipulate the US supply of energy. He is diminishing and decreasing the amount of energy in our market domestically and that of course is resulting in prices that are rising and gas having doubled since he has been in office. He is absolutely on the wrong track. So you have the rising cost of energy and you have the job situation which is proving that his agenda towards some social engineering, some manipulation of the marketplace is not working.
But what President Obama seems to want to blame would be the idea that speculators aren’t influenced by policy. They are influenced by policy. Speculators are looking at what Obama is doing in decreasing the supply of energy in America and becoming more and more reliant on foreign sources of energy. You know, we’re still at 60% reliant upon imports, importing from countries, some who seek our permanent demise. So this is a national security issue too by the way. But no, what the President is wanting to suggest is that it is the speculators, it is gas station owners perhaps who have colluded and decided to increase prices on gasoline. Again, he needs to take the investigation findings from other states, plug in some solutions that we all found, and basically the solution is add more supply to the market domestically and we’ll see the supply will allow the prices to go lower.
Centralized planning from a far away government, these elitists who decide that they know better than we do how to spend our money, and how to prioritize our investments and our rewards of production better than we do, it’s insulting to the American public really and it doesn’t work. Socialized countries try that and look at what’s happening in Spain and in Greece. Look at what happened years ago in Germany and in these other countries. Why don’t we look back at history and present-day failures of other countries and not repeat what is that they’re doing.