Sarah Palin on Sunday reiterated her recent comments that the national debt is tantamount to slavery and shrugged off remarks made by MSNBC host Martin Bashir, who suggested she undergo a particularly disturbing brand of punishment used on slaves.

"The definition of slavery is to be beholden to a master, and we will be beholden when that note is due, when we have taken from our children and our grandchildren and borrowed from foreign countries in order to pay for our wants today," Palin said on "Fox News Sunday." "We will be beholden to a master at some point when that note's due."