Palin responds to liberals about cause of Arizona shooting

Sarah Palin has responded to those on the left and in the media who have suggested that it was right wing "rhetoric" that caused Jared Loughner to pick up a gun and open fire on dozens of people this past Saturday.

No sooner did the shooting occur than members of the media and Democrat talking heads took to the airwaves and laid the blame on everyone from the Tea party, to Rush Limbaugh, to Sarah Palin, claiming that it was their "vitriol" and "hate speech" that was too blame.  Of course they are (as usual) a little hazy on just what exactly qualifies as "hate speech", but it seems to come down to pretty much anything that is opposed to the liberal world view and/or their political goals.

But Palin takes the opportunity to put things into context and, in the process, she puts the blame exactly where it belongs.


Here's the text of her speech via her Facebook page:


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57% of Americans support the repeal of ObamaCare

Over eight months after the passage of ObamaCare by a super-slim majority, party line vote, 57% of Americans still favor the outright repeal of the law, according to the latest survey from Rasmussen.  Further, about half of the public believes that the law will eventually force them to change their own insurance plan or cause them to lose it, which is of course what Obama (repeatedly) promised everyone would not be the case.

Again, this is over eight months after passage of the bill; a lapse of time that Democrats thought would allow the opposition to "settle down", especially after everyone saw all the wonderful things that the bill did for them.

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Taxpayers on track for unhappy New Year

Unless Congress takes action in the next few months, ALL taxpayers are in for a very unhappy New Year, as the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts are set to expire on December 31st.

The most notable impact will be to personal income tax rates that will start to impact paychecks starting the first week of January:

35% goes to 39.6%
33% goes to 36%
28% goes to 31%
25% goes to 28%
And 10% goes to 15%

Then there's also an increase in estate taxes ("death tax"), dividend taxes, capital gains - and even a return of the marriage tax penalty.  Fun for everyone.

The average family of four would pay almost $3,000 more per year unless current tax law is extended.

Of course this is causing a good bit of problems for Democrats on the campaign trail, as it was their party that demanded that the Bush tax cuts be made temporary (with an automatic sunset provision) to begin with.  Via MSNBC:

On Thursday, House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said he wants an up-or-down vote on extending all the tax cuts before congressional elections in November.

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