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Did Sarah Palin lie during her speech last night? What say you?

Here’s a list of what seem to be lies and distortions, what do you think?:

PALIN: "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere."

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."

PALIN: "There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state senate."

THE FACTS: Compared to McCain and his two decades in the Senate, Obama does have a more meager record. But he has worked with Republicans to pass legislation that expanded efforts to intercept illegal shipments of weapons of mass destruction and to help destroy conventional weapons stockpiles. The legislation became law last year. To demean that accomplishment would be to also demean the work of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected foreign policy voice in the Senate. In Illinois, he was the leader on two big, contentious measures in Illinois: studying racial profiling by police and requiring recordings of interrogations in potential death penalty cases. He also successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform legislation.

PALIN: "The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars."

THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama’s plan would increase after-tax income for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain’s plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded.

Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.


In fact, the Tax Policy Institute concluded that everyone making under $250k per year will receive a tax CUT under Obama’s plans.

Go Broncos: Provide a link for the source of that load you posted or give up.

Yes…she totally lied. Especially about that bridge to nowhere…she was SO behind it until it became an embarrassment. I guess she was for it before she was against it?

  1. Sophie Tucker
    March 8th, 2010 at 18:30 | #1

    My new nickname for Sarah is "Pork Palin"
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  2. Hyperbolic Plague
    March 8th, 2010 at 18:53 | #2

    She did. I mean, ALL politicians lie, but usually they try not to lie about such easily verifiable things.

    She’s a moron.
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  3. greyzone2
    March 8th, 2010 at 19:28 | #3

    facts have a liberal bias
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  4. montcalm
    March 8th, 2010 at 19:45 | #4

    pfft stop pandering to the liberal media!
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    i kid. did you hear that media matters is a communist organization?

  5. Inked M?mmy
    March 8th, 2010 at 19:53 | #5

    You got it!!! She lied about a few more things also….Looks like Obama is the winner winner chicken dinner !!!
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  6. whimsy
    March 8th, 2010 at 20:18 | #6

    She certainly is no novice politician that is for sure, but her obfuscation of the truth will not go unnoticed and she will face the consequences of such distortions.
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  7. prekinpdx
    March 8th, 2010 at 20:52 | #7

    Yes…she totally lied. Especially about that bridge to nowhere…she was SO behind it until it became an embarrassment. I guess she was for it before she was against it?
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  8. WannaHug?
    March 8th, 2010 at 21:24 | #8

    LOL, nay

    palin is the most dangerous republician weapon to date & the liberals are running scared. no spin.

    you shall see purple dinos are always correct when you scorn women, the PUMAs are coming back full force at the voting booths 🙂

    hugs baby!
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