Mark Sanford Leads the Stimulus Opposition
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is proving once again that he deserves the title as America's most contrarian governor. From Stateline.org: Now, the ...
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is proving once again that he deserves the title as America's most contrarian governor. From Stateline.org:
Now, the former real-estate investor who has made a political career of being the odd man out is picking an even bigger fight. He's leading the charge - often a lonely one - against a series of massive federal financial bailouts, including plans pushed by governors and state legislators to revive the nation's sagging economy with a major new public works program.
"I've got nothing against infrastructure. I love infrastructure. It's important. ... But you've got to distinguish between funding infrastructure and borrowing to fund infrastructure," he told Stateline.org in a recent telephone interview.
This is either a refreshing display of ideological consistency or early positioning for a 2012 presidential bid. Or, perhaps most likely, it's both.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
The Story Behind San Bernardino’s Long Bankruptcy7 hours ago
Governor Unveils New Plans for Louisiana Flood Recovery Housing13 hours ago
New Mexico Cash Reserves Hit Zero as Budget Troubles Mount13 hours ago
Chicago Raises Taxes to Fund New Schools Budget13 hours ago
House Calls from Doctors Might Save Medicaid Money for States13 hours ago
Obama Creates New Protected Lands in Maine, Sparking Outrage from Governor13 hours ago