Friday, 22 May 2009
Grow up, Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin's nice warm home
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday vetoed $80 million from appropriation bills, including $28.6 million from the federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency.
Despite pressure from some lawmakers and others to accept the federal money, Palin said she won't accept funds tied to adoption of building codes by local governments.
"Alaskans and our communities have a long history of independence and opposing many mandates from Washington, D.C.," Palin said in a statement announcing the veto. "This principle of maximum self-government for local communities is also set out in our constitution. There isn't a lot of support for the federal government to coerce Alaska communities to adopt building codes, but lawmakers can always exercise checks and balances by overriding my veto."
Sarah Palin is still playing political games...
In the meantime, people pay through their noses to heat their homes in the tropical Alaskan winter.
"There isn't a lot of support for the federal government to coerce Alaska communities to adopt building codes." What is she talking about???
Whenever she refers to the federal government, her language descends into something bordering on treason!
Article on Alaska Journal of Commerce
Shannyn Moore explains it better