As Republican leaders like House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and President Barack Obama get set to meet on Friday, the day the sequester is set to go into effect, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted Congress for another “ginned-up” crisis and not focusing on America’s real problem–the debt.
Palin said if Americans cannot “stomach modest cuts that would lower federal spending by a mere 0.3% per year out of a current federal budget of $3.6 trillion, then we might as well signal to the whole world that we have no serious intention of dealing with our debt problem.”
“If we are going to wet our proverbial pants over 0.3% in annual spending cuts when we’re running up trillion dollar annual deficits, then we’re done,” Palin wrote on Tuesday. “Put a fork in us. We’re finished.”
Palin wrote Americans are “sick and tired” of another “ginned-up” crisis and D.C. “needs to grow up, get to work, and live within its means.”
“The real economic Armageddon looming before us is our runaway debt, not the sequester, which the President advocated for and signed into law and is now running around denouncing because he never had any genuine intention of reining in his reckless spending,” Palin said.
She noted that since the sequester passed, Obama has already “hit American families and small business owners with his tax increases, or ‘more revenue’ as he likes to call it.”
“The American public doesn’t want tax increases; we want government to rein in its overspending,” Palin wrote.”
Palin wrote that if D.C. politicians were “serious about putting our fiscal house in order,” then they would stop with the manufactured crises.
“Let’s stop the hysterics, tighten our belts, and take our medicine,” she wrote.