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In perhaps the most cogent and responsible commentary on the country’s debt crisis to date, Sarah Palin proves once again to be far more capable than her political enemies would have America believe.

In keeping with her well known straightforward style (not simplistic mind you) Sarah Palin’s most recent Facebook post regarding the nation’s debt crisis proves a problem does not need over complicated descriptions or solutions to be both understood and ultimately solved.  It was a skill often utilized by Ronald Reagan that left his political enemies stymied as to how he could take a seemingly convoluted subject and express it in such a way that everyone knew exactly what he meant.  It is the opposite of what Barack Obama does – he repeatedly takes a simple subject and rambles incoherently (even from his teleprompter) about it until almost everyone is lost in the disparate thoughts of a man who clearly has so little understanding of the subject he is pretending to know.

While remaining positive throughout, (another Reagan attribute) Palin’s article titled Conquering the Storm lays blame on both political parties for the spending that ultimately brought the country to the brink of insolvency.  Should any of us really be surprised that S&P downgraded our credit rating?  No says Palin – and she’s absolutely right.  Palin reminds us of CNBC analyst Rick Santelli’s famous on-air moment where he yelled to any and all who would hear, “We want the government to stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending!”  For it is not a revenue problem that faces the nation – it is a simple spending problem.  The United States government has grown far too large. Far too intrusive. Far too dangerous to our collective futures.  Palin clearly understands that fact while so many of her political contemporaries willingly fail to do so.  Take the following paragraph from the Palin article:

And in this, like in shutting off your water, the federal government has failed you. Their reckless spending and destruction of the dollar will make access to available credit for farmers and small business owners harder to get. And it will make transportation costs higher because it will hit everyone at the gas pump. You see, because the Obama White House won’t let us drill domestically, we’re forced to import oil that we pay for in dollars. So, when the value of the dollar drops, the price of gas goes up. And if you think $4 a gallon is bad, wait till you see what life is like at $6 or $7 a gallon.

That is the language so glaringly missing from President Barack Obama, who instead speaks in repeated platitudes and the divisive comments of class warfare.  Obama wants to tax you more, not spend less.  And where Sarah Palin truly distances herself from the president is she offers up actual real-world solutions such as entitlement reform.  When Obama mentions such reform as an aside to the conversation, he makes clear his is not serious about it.  When Sarah Palin speaks, she communicates far more believability.  Palin’s grasp if necessary reforms in America’s currently absurd energy policies are right on the mark.  Her proposed pro-business corporate tax rate reductions make the kind of simple common sense that is now so uncommon in Washington DC.  If the United States is to truly overcome this dangerous deficit situation, it must grow its way out of the hole – not continue to dig the hole deeper as Barack Obama and politicians from both political parties appear intent on doing. 

And lastly, Sarah Palin’s remarks asking for voters to be fully engaged and mindful of Barack Obama’s continued Big Government agenda as we enter the critical 2012 election cycle are again so correct and appropriate:

Be wary of the efforts President Obama makes to “fix” the debt problem. The more he tries to “fix” things, the worse they get because his “solutions” always involve spending more, taxing more, growing government, and increasing debt. This debt problem is the greatest challenge facing our country today. Obviously, President Obama doesn’t have a plan or even a notion of how to deal with it. His press conference today was just a rehash of his old talking points and finger-pointing. That’s why he can’t be re-elected in 2012.


You can read the full version of the Sarah Palin commentary here: