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    Governor Sanford on Stimulus Spending: Stop Digging

    Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) has written a letter to the South Carolina state legislature explaining his decision to ask President Obama for a waiver allowing him to use federal stimulus money to pay down state debt. From the letter: The reason we think it is not in our best interest … More

    Avoiding a "Savior-Based" Economy

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford made some very important, insightful points on Sunday. He said them very concisely, as politicians know how to do. They are just what we’ve been saying here for so many weeks and months, and are important points that every American must remember: “A problem that … More

    Profiles in Conservatism

    NAME: Mark Sanford OCCUPATION: Governor of South Carolina Chairman, Republican Governors Association HOMETOWN: Charleston, SC Mark Sanford was elected in 2002 after serving six years in the U.S. House, making good on a campaign pledge to serve only three terms as a Congressman. After graduating from Furman University, he went … More

    The Bailout Mentality Ends Here

    It’s bad enough that there are already legions of lobbyists lining up in Washington for their slice of the upcoming $700 billion-plus pie. But when our nation’s local government leaders join the bailout parade, you know our nation’s sense of personal responsibility has significantly deteriorated. Earlier this week the U.S. … More

    States Need Flexibility, Not a Bailout

    Following Wall Street and Detroit, the nation’s governors have joined the growing line on Capitol Hill—begging Congress to save their states from looming fiscal shortfalls. The National Governors Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking states to be included in the next economic stimulus package. New York Governor David … More

    Morning Bell: Stop Digging

    Since it appears more and more likely that Congress will approve another economic stimulus package within the next couple of months, every special-interest group under the sun is swarming Capitol Hill for handouts. Yesterday it was the nation’s governors turn as Govs. David Patterson (D-NY) and Jon Corzine (D-NJ) came … More

    Grading the Nation's Governors

    West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin received an “A” from Cato. (Newscom) The Cato Institute released its ninth biennial fiscal report card on the nation’s governors yesterday, and topping the list with “A” grade were Charlie Crist of Florida, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Cato … More