Because nothing says compassionate conservatism like not helping hungry people. While many people have noted the incongruency of Palin’s slashing funds for assistance to unwed mothers, her halving of a budget item to help the Fairbanks food bank has gone unnoticed.
The specific item:
Fairbanks Community Food Bank-Computer Upgrade, Utility Assistance, and Refrigeration Improvement
Here’s the image:
This was cut from $50,000 to $25,000.
It’s a goddamn food bank. Asking for help in keeping food refrigerated and for paying the utility bills isn’t ‘pork.’ Good thing the economy’s tanking–it’s not like they won’t need to feed people.
Beyond the pale.