‘This Isn’t Racist’: Palin Ignites Controversy by Comparing America’s Debt to ‘Slavery’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ignited a firestorm of controversy when she compared America’s mounting debt to the evils of slavery at an event held by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition over the weekend. Palin said that the debt being accumulated will result in the next generation being “beholden to the foreign master.”

“Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” Palin told a crowd of supporters in Iowa on Saturday night according to a report in The Des Moines Register. “When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.”

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Palin added that the conservative movement is focused on “moving the poor and the underemployed out of poverty and out from the shackles of dependency on government.” In this respect, she said, the Republican Party rightly opposes this mounting debt and the threat of servitude it poses.

Watch the clip below via The Des Monies Register:

h/t Washington Post

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