She really did, back in the days when expressing even mild skepticism about The One’s pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class was cause for having your dirty laundry aired on the national news. From her RNC acceptance speech:
But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot — what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world…
Taxes are too high … he wants to raise them. His tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan, and let me be specific.
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…
How are you going to be better off if our opponent adds a massive tax burden to the American economy?
Don’t forget taxes on health-care benefits. Says Palin to Hannity of our new federal colossus, “It’s expanding at such a large degree that if Americans aren’t paying attention, unfortunately our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize.” Are Americans paying attention? The astounding thing about that Gallup poll Ed posted earlier isn’t that a majority now disapprove of how The One’s controlling federal spending, it’s that it’s a bare majority — 51/45 — despite the projections of trillion-dollar deficits for the next decade. In fact, on the issue of the deficit itself, Obama doesn’t even attract majority disapproval: 48 percent are unfavorable versus 46 percent who are favorable, a spread within the poll’s margin of error. I’m tempted to blame the media, which is still letting him get away with his nonsensical “jobs created or saved” crap, for not pushing the meme of how ruinous this course is, but The One himself has copped to its unsustainability both in public forums and in interviews. The information’s out there. A lot of people simply don’t care, evidently.
Here he is this morning finding the silver lining in the fact that “only” 345,000 more jobs were lost in May, which, by his own admission, is almost twice as many as have been “created or saved” by the stimulus in the three months since it passed in February. Cost per job so far based on the most recent figure of how much money’s been spent or obligated: Just south of $75,000.