In response to a recent report indicating that the percentage of Americans receiving public assistance hit an all-time high, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin commented that when the number of pie-eaters exceeds the number of pie-makers, everyone ends up begging for crumbs.
Palin’s Facebook page has been on fire lately, ranging from calls for President Obama’s impeachment, to requests to hear from current Obama supporters in an attempts to figure them out. This time she took on the Obama economy.
She began by referring to a piece from The Daily Caller that one of her “commonsense conservative blue collar friends in Alaska” had sent her.
Her response to The Daily Caller report was her pie-eater analogy, evocative of the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s observation that “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” I thought Palin’s twist was more clever, and she tweeted:
More Pie Eaters Than Pie Makers = Eventually Everyone Begs For Crumbs I love my commonsense conservative blue… http://t.co/7F5KrWi0yh
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 9, 2014
She began her commentary with the late President Ronald Reagan’s idea of the perfect social welfare plan, and a call to remember that on the first Tuesday of November:
As Reagan famously said, the best social program is a job. Liberal policies make job creation scarce. Liberal policies lead to bankrupt cities like Detroit. Liberal policies lead to government dependency. Liberal policies destroy freedom and ruin lives. There is only one way to avoid liberal policies: Don’t vote for liberals. Remember that this November.
Palin then drew the reader back the present — to Obama’s apparent detachment from America’s current problems:
And speaking of destructive liberal policies… As the humanitarian crisis continues along our southern border, our liberal President was in Texas fundraising and shooting pool in a bar yesterday instead of doing his job to plug the holes in our border. Just like the press conference he’s giving right now, he’s mastering the twists while just talking about the problems, laying blame and passing the buck. Enough is enough. Congress needs to defend itself as he lays blame on them for the open border crisis that he created.
The point is he’s DISTRACTING again, telling us, “It’s all about the children,” and Congress is now the bad guy for not funding his requested billions to support and invite more illegal aliens. America, don’t take your eye off the ball. The funding issue he’s talking about is NOT the problem. Don’t get sucked into his pivots.
– Sarah Palin
And most of all, don’t forget those pies.