Monday, October 20, 2008

Now is Not the Time to Experiment with Socialism

Palin: No Time to Experiment With Socialism
by Shushannah Walshe

Roswell, NM –
Sarah Palin went after Barack Obama at a rally in an airport hanger here saying his tax plan is socialist—she made sure to couch the attack behind the very famous plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher and today she introduced another everyman, Ed the Dairy Man. Palin used some of her harshest language and said these men agree that Barack Obama’s plan “sounds more like socialism.”
“Senator Obama said he wants to quote spread the wealth. What that means is he wants government to take your money and dole it out however a politician sees fit. Barack Obama calls it spreading the wealth.” Palin said, “But Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairy Man, I believe that they think that it sounds more like socialism.

Friends, now is no time to experiment with socialism. To me our opponent’s plan sounds more like big government, which is the problem. Bigger government is not the solution. Whatever you call his tax plan and that redistribution of wealth it will destroy jobs. It will hurt our economy.”
The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee made sure to use phrases like “dole out” and “redistribution of wealth” that pounded in the socialism attack.

Palin said the Democratic nominee has not been “straightforward” about his tax plan. She charged him of raising taxes on “hard-working families.”
“Since he can’t reduce taxes on those who pay zero, he wants the government to send them a check that’s called a tax credit. And where is he gonna get the money for all those checks that he will cut? By raising taxes on America’s hard-working families and our small businesses and a lot of folks just like Joe the Plumber and Ed the Dairyman out there, right there, Ed the Dairyman,” referencing a man holding a sign in the crowd identifying himself.

Accusing Barack Obama of raising taxes is not a new attack, but the Alaska Governor was much stronger today trying to make the Democratic ticket’s tax plan sound like socialism and a step towards a welfare state without directly saying it, “Obama’s plans to raise taxes on some in order to give checks out to others is not a tax cut, it is more government growth and it’s another government giveaway. Palin said, “Sen. Obama’s tax increases would come at the worst possible time in our country, especially for small businesses like the one Joe dreams of owning or Ed dreams of growing. Small businesses provide 16 million jobs in America, that’s the backbone of our country.”

She linked the Illinois Senator to a community activist group that is being investigated for voter registration fraud, ACORN. Palin then referenced soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for Americans’ access to free elections and accused ACORN of trying to take away that right.

“We’ve sent our young men and women over to a war zone to protect our rights and our freedoms. A part of that is our right to free and fair elections. How dare anyone try to take that away from the good Americans who are fighting for us to ensure all of that?”

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