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Media Lie of the Day Against Palin – Washington Post: She Slashed Funding for Teen Mothers (actually she increased it from 1.2 million to 3.9 million)

Posted by iusbvision on September 3, 2008


UPDATE II – Newsweek Publish’s this LIE today (September 6th, 2008)

UPDATE  – Charity Says Hey Our Funding Wasn’t Cut!

Covenant House Alaska issued a press release and Dr. Warren Throckmorton secured a copy of it which can be viewed in full here. Here is an excerpt:

Covenant House Alaska is a multi-service agency serving homeless and runaway youth, including teen mothers. The majority of the agency’s annual operating budget is privately raised, with no more than 10 to 15 percent of funds coming from state grants in any given year. We are grateful for the support we have received from Governor Sarah Palin, the Alaska legislature and our Congressional delegation over the years.

Despite some press reports to the contrary, our operating budget was not reduced. Our $3.9 million appropriation is directed toward a multi-year capital project and it is our understanding that the state simply opted to phase in its support for this project over several years, rather than all at once in the current budget year.


There it was in the Washington Post – big letters: Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms.

By Paul Kane
ST. PAUL — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee who revealed Monday that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, earlier this year used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live.

After the legislature passed a spending bill in April, Palin went through the measure reducing and eliminating funds for programs she opposed. Inking her initials on the legislation — “SP” — Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million. Covenant House is a mix of programs and shelters for troubled youths, including Passage House, which is a transitional home for teenage mothers.

According to Passage House’s web site, its purpose is to provide “young mothers a place to live with their babies for up to eighteen months while they gain the necessary skills and resources to change their lives” and help teen moms “become productive, successful, independent adults who create and provide a stable environment for themselves and their families.”

Palin’s own daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant and has plans to wed.

Sounds horrible and viciously hypocritical doesn’t it? That is the point, but it is all a complete lie.

Michelle Malkin and other bloggers looked up the records and guess what they discovered in mere minutes.

The documents show here, here, here, and here that Palin did not cut the funding from $5 million to $3.9 Million – Passage House had $1.2 million in state funding and Palin agreed to increase that funding to 3.9 million rather than $5 million; this means that Palin agreed to increase this funding by 225%. Only to Democrats and idiotic media pundits out on a crusade of hate is a 225% increase considered a cut.

No retraction from the Washington Post.

McCain Campaign, I know you guys read this blog, take my advice, you need to go on a constant, incessant, nonstop, hardcore offense. Think Fred Thompson speech 24/7.

UPDATE – US Magazine Casts its Vote (Hat Tip Mat Drudge):

UPDATE II – Much of the press had nothing but glowing things to say about stong mothers who are governors, including this glowing media coverage of Palin from Newsweek Magazine, but that was before she tried to stop Barack Obama so now it has all changed.

UPDATE III – Megyn Kelly Destroys US Magazine Editor on the air – Video at Msunderstimated.

One Response to “Media Lie of the Day Against Palin – Washington Post: She Slashed Funding for Teen Mothers (actually she increased it from 1.2 million to 3.9 million)”

  1. j mitton said

    What about Palin’s own distortion of the truth like the ‘bridge to nowhere’ she supported it until she realized it was unpopular and quickly tried to remove herself from it.

    [The only person who is distorting here is you Mr. Mitton…

    Read & learn.

    By the way, Biden and Obama voted FOR the bridge, McCain voted no and the Alaska Democratic Party gave Palin credit for moving to kill it before it became a national issue.

    Chuck Norton
    Editor, IUSB Vision Web Log]

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