Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin blasted Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget as a joke after she realized that Ryan's budget, which many Tea Party leaders referred to as "fiction," was actually not a joke – even though he released it on April Fool's Day.
Invoking the Wisconsin Badgers who made the Final Four and are from Ryan's home state, Palin wrote:
Holy Moly! Are you kidding? You’d think one who is representing the mighty Badgers, who made it to the Final Four based on sacrificial work ethic and discipline that obviously pays off in the end, he who represents the great state of Wisconsin that hosts this underdog celebrated college basketball team, would understand that future success depends on hard work and sacrifices. The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke.
Palin said that the budget that was presented, though,"really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem."
"It STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending TODAY, instead of speculating years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today’s budgetary selfishness and shortsightedness to do so," she continued. "THIS is the definition of insanity. Do we still not understand how dangerous it is to allow government to grow unchecked as we shackle ourselves with massive debt – a good portion of which is held by foreign nations who don’t necessarily like us?"
"If we can’t balance the budget today, what on earth makes us think it will happen at some future date?" she wrote. "The solution is staring us in the face. We need to rein in spending today, and don’t tell me there is nothing to cut when we know every omnibus bill is loaded with pork and kickbacks."
Palin urged her supporters to read the Tea Party leaders quoted in the Breitbart News article she linked that gave her "the same reaction that my daughter just caused when she punked me with a very unfunny April Fool’s Day announcement:"
As my Dad would say after these April Fool’s announcements, “This would kill a lesser man.” This out-of-control debt is killing our economic future.