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In today’s edition of “Ridiculous Things Politicians Say,” Sarah Palin was caught trying to point out the similarities between two very different things that aren’t the same at all.

Speaking at a conservative fundraiser in Iowa over the weekend, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate compared the United States’ debt to slavery.

Yes, that happened.

Palin argued that young Americans will be shackled by the country’s spending and warned of the allure of “free stuff” offered by the government.

“This free stuff, so seductive. Why do you think marketers use free stuff to bring people in? Free stuff is such a strong marketing ploy,” Palin said. “But didn’t you all learn too in Econ 101 there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch? Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China.”

Palin continued, “When that note comes due — and this isn’t racist.. but it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to be beholden to a foreign master. Because there is no plan coming out of Washington, D.C. to stop the incurrence of debt.”

Oh?

She also made it a point to chastise Republicans who didn’t stand behind the party’s conservative wing during the government shutdown and uphold the promise to defund Obamacare.

“Remember their promise that they would do everything in their power to fight against socialized medicine, against Obamacare?” Palin said. “When it came time to stand and defund it, they waved the white flag of surrender and they threw under the bus the good guys who did stand up and fight.”

Because hundreds of thousands of federal workers out of jobs and the shutdown of many government programs was a better idea, we guess.

SOURCE: Huffington Post