Sarah Palin: Obama wants to “control the people”
Following a report on how South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has finally accepted $700 million in stimulus money for people in poverty and education via court order by the South Carolina Supreme Court, MSNBC reported that Sarah Palin now believes that President Obama is trying to "control people" with money.
Alaska’s Republican governor Sarah Palin warned her supporters that the Obama administration wants to “control the people” by giving them money.
“Friends, we need to be aware of a fearful population and fearful lawmakers being led to believe that big government is the answer to bail out the private sector,” she said. “Because then government gets to get in there and control it and, mark my words, this is going to happen next I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states, then government gets to get in there and control the people.”
Republican strategist John Feehery, invited to respond by MSNBC host Monica Novotny, suggested that maybe, just maybe, the Obama administration is running some kind of evil conspiracy.
“Do you agree with Sarah Palin that the government is planning to bail out states so it can ‘get in there and control the people’?” asked Novotny. “It sounds like an evil conspiracy.”
“Monica, maybe it is,” he said. “I do think that the Obama administration represents a much more activist government. I do believe they are going to dictate a lot more how we want to live our lives. I also think they want to expand greatly the power of the government over certain sectors. [...] Of course it’s part of a bigger plan. The president actually campaigned on it. He’s campaigned on a much more activist government. I’m not sure it’s conspiracy or not.”
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