Palin resignation costs Alaska at least $140,000

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    Palin resignation costs Alaska at least $40,000
    By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press Writer Rachel D'oro, Associated Press Writer
    Fri Sep 4, 6:59 pm ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Early estimates put the cost of Sarah Palin's midterm resignation as Alaska governor at a minimum of $40,000, not including a special legislative session partly linked to her departure.

    The preliminary figures obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show it cost the state almost $14,100 for the July 26 swearing-in ceremony of new Gov. Sean Parnell.

    The price tag for moving Palin — the former GOP vice presidential candidate — and her family from the governor's mansion in Juneau amounted to roughly $3,328.

    Palin's spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, says suggesting the resignation cost the state is "incredibly misleading." She says the resignation ceremony was added to a previously scheduled governor's picnic and was organized by the lieutenant governor's office.

    The tally doesn't include the estimated $100,000 it cost for a one-day special session last month in which lawmakers approved Palin's pick to replace Parnell as lieutenant governor and overrode her veto of federal stimulus funds intended for energy efficiency projects.
  2. ROFLMAO!!!!!!!! I love how the libertards want to be drama queens over Palin's so called resignation costs, when the democrats waste "700 BILLION DOLLARS" of the tax payers money on a stimulus package that's done absolutely nothing. No wait, it actually has done something, and that is bring our unemployment rate to 9.7%, which is the highest in 26 years. Congratulations Democrats. You certainly know how to "stimulate" an economy. LOL!!!!!!!!!

    LOL. The libs are still scared shitless over little Sarah Palin. It's almost like a stalker mentaility with them. Too damn funny!!! :p
  3. What about the Trillion dollar Iraq war under Bush ?

    What about the hundreds of billions in no bid contracts to Dick Chaney's former company Haliburton ?

    What about the hundreds of millions to Bush's buddy Eric prince's Blackwater ?

    What about Bushs 700 billion dollar tarp bill for wall street ?
  4. Palin is the one thats funny,thats why we keep making fun of her.Understand this,no Democrat is concerned about Palin ever being in the White House
  5. Couldn't have said it better, kind of sad really.

    Dems control the house, senate, and whitehouse and all they can talk about is palins resignation. LMAO! :p
  6. The stimulus package hasn't done anything because less then 120 billion of the 700 billion has been spent

    Guess when the stimulus money will start being spent?........Re election time.Thats right,around re election time the economy will be flooded with over 600 billion dollars.You should be able to figure out the rest
  7. Dumb fuck post of the year award!
  8. Got to love how the left is nitpicking about 100,000 dollars when Barrack Obamas Party he threw when he won the presidency cost 200-400 million..... nice work!! Hey jackass how much did it cost barrak obama to go to a broadway play??? that was also in the multi millions.

    Insidertrading has proved yet again he is by far the most inept person on this website.



    85% of Stimulus Funds Still to be Spent

    Friday, September 04, 2009

    It’s been seven months since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly referred to as the 2009 stimulus package, which injected $792 billion into the economy to stave off the worst of the economic downturn. So how much of the money has actually been spent? From February, when the package was approved, until now, 15 percent of the funds from the stimulus package have been used. Although some say the money should be spent faster, the government claims it is on track with its earlier projections. Supporters of the stimulus say that slow is good because it permits cautious and deliberate spending. Some agencies complain that the paperwork and approval requirements are obstacles for expedited funding.

    While only 15 percent of the stimulus money has been used overall, there is disproportionate spending among departments receiving funds. The website ProPublica has tracked the spending of each department that was allotted a portion of the $792 billion. The Railroad Retirement Board, for example, has spent 88.40% of government funds from the stimulus package, the highest percentage among all the departments. The Social Security Administration has already distributed 86.43% of its funds—a total of more than $13 billion. On the other hand, NASA has spent a meager one one-hundredth of one percent, which puts it at the bottom of the list.

    Other slow spenders include the Department of Treasury, the National Science Foundation, and the Environmental Protection Agency with figures at 0.13%, 0.77%, and 1.03%, respectively.
  10. Just when i though he couldnt get any stupider he pullllls me back in.

    So then by this statement you either have to admit that

    A) the stimulus has failed/hasnt done anything
    B) The stimulus was bullshit to begin with and it was just a political tool to drop a trillion dollars.

    #10     Sep 4, 2009