Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sarah Palin swings hard at the idea of letting the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire, saying it would "lead to even fewer job opportunities for Americans," calling it "idiotic to think about increasing taxes at a time like this." So strong does she feel her case is against them that, in a slyly self-mocking reference, she says that her "palm isn’t large enough to have written all my notes down on what this tax increase, what it will result in."
Observing that she does have something written on her hand, host Chris Wallace can't help asking what it is. Palin shows it says "$3.8 trillion in the next ten years," so she wouldn't get mixed up and say $3.7 trillion and "get dinged by the liberals saying I didn’t know what I was talking about."
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