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S.C. governor evokes Zimbabwe in arguments against stimulus [Mark Sanford]
CNN ^ | 2009-03-11

Posted on 03/12/2009 5:07:35 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- The United States faces a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse if it keeps "spending a bunch of money we don't have," South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday.

Sanford, a Republican, has been an outspoken critic of the Obama administration's $800 billion stimulus plan. He said he'll turn down about a quarter of his state's $2.8 billion share unless Washington lets him use that money to pay down debt.

"What you're doing is buying into the notion that if we just print some more money that we don't have and send it to different states, we'll create jobs," he said. "If that's the case, why isn't Zimbabwe a rich place?"

Zimbabwe has been in the throes of an economic meltdown ever since the southern African nation embarked on a chaotic land reform program. Its official inflation rate topped 11 million percent in 2008, with its treasury printing banknotes in the trillion-dollar range to keep up with the plummeting value of its currency.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bho2009; bho44; libertarian; lp; marksanford; obama; obamaepicfail; realconservatives; sanford2012; southcarolina; zimbabwe
"What you're doing is buying into the notion that if we just print some more money that we don't have and send it to different states, we'll create jobs. If that's the case, why isn't Zimbabwe a rich place?"
— Gov. Mark Sanford, R-South Carolina, on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid economic "stimulus"



1 posted on 03/12/2009 5:07:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck; bamahead; djsherin

ping!


2 posted on 03/12/2009 5:08:22 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: PAR35; TigerLikesRooster; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...
*Ping!*
3 posted on 03/12/2009 5:08:37 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Great tag line!!!


4 posted on 03/12/2009 5:10:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: rabscuttle385

Great photo op. Is a Reagan emerging from the rubble? How is Sanford on individual liberty?

He sounds brilliant. What is his inner circle like?


5 posted on 03/12/2009 5:12:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: rabscuttle385

What’s with the Sanford photo CNN is using on their site? Is that the only one the MSM has ever taken of Sanford?

They must think it makes him look nervous or sinister. Whenever I see it I think he knows the MSM is dangerous and he’s simply watching his back.


6 posted on 03/12/2009 5:14:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD; bamahead
How is Sanford on individual liberty?

He's got a well-documented libertarian streak.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2197267/posts

7 posted on 03/12/2009 5:15:25 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

O’’s plans for redistribution will achieve the same results achieved by Mugabe.


8 posted on 03/12/2009 5:15:58 AM PDT by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: 1010RD

He is a strong conservative. He has nibbled at the GW apple a bit, but I think that was a temporary brain fart. Will have to keep our eyes on him, but lets not make a big deal yet. We don’t need him to get palinized just yet. 2012 is a while off yet.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 5:16:18 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Since it is above his paygrade, why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: rabscuttle385; TigerLikesRooster; dennisw
"What you're doing is buying into the notion that if we just print some more money that we don't have and send it to different states, we'll create jobs," he said. "If that's the case, why isn't Zimbabwe a rich place?"

Bravo Mark Sanford! FINALLY someone is pointing out that the emperor's magnificent coat is imaginary, and he is in reality naked!

10 posted on 03/12/2009 5:16:20 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

SC fires the first shot in the war against socialism in America.

Well stated, Gov. Sanford !!!!!!!


11 posted on 03/12/2009 5:16:47 AM PDT by fifthvirginia (keeping their memory green)
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To: 1010RD

It looks like a photo of the defendant just after the guilty verdict.


12 posted on 03/12/2009 5:17:03 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: rabscuttle385

Remember what inflation did to the money in the American Revolution, Confederacy, Weimer Republic etc.


13 posted on 03/12/2009 5:18:37 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: rabscuttle385

Outstanding news.


14 posted on 03/12/2009 5:19:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: wombtotomb
GW should be dead by 2012, plus I'd rather he get vetted early on by the media not late as Palin did. They murdered her and she was like a deer in the headlights.

McCain's PR team did not help Palin at all either.

Remember the press savaged Reagan from his Time to Choose speech all the way until he died. I think it helped. It thickens the skin and focuses the mind or undoes it which tells a lot about a persons character.

Obama’s media pass did not make him stronger as proved by his telepromterphilia. It is like a teddy bear, cuddly blanket or pacifier, but he is a grown man.

15 posted on 03/12/2009 5:22:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Travis McGee

The Zimbabwe analogy also hints that 0bomo is just another stupid African dictator. Will the drive-byes bring in this racial angle?


16 posted on 03/12/2009 5:25:20 AM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: dennisw

I think they’ll try to ignore it, because the racial grievance angle will not outweigh the harm of the sheeple being educated about the perils of printing limitless fiat.


17 posted on 03/12/2009 5:26:47 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 1010RD

your point is well taken. I guess its more me at this point. I was hoping for a change of heart in the media as zero destroys the country and they begin looking for someone with very different ideas about how to change things. A girl can dream, cant she? :)


18 posted on 03/12/2009 5:26:54 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Since it is above his paygrade, why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: dennisw; Travis McGee

OBAMUGABE IS A MISERABLE FAILURE!

19 posted on 03/12/2009 5:28:29 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385; PhilDragoo
"What you're doing is buying into the notion that if we just print some more money that we don't have and send it to different states, we'll create jobs," he said. "If that's the case, why isn't Zimbabwe a rich place?"

Phil, there is a fertile image field around this subject.

20 posted on 03/12/2009 5:31:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

The fed has usurped the governor’s authority with the go-around written into the spendigulous bill. Will he challenge it?


21 posted on 03/12/2009 5:32:21 AM PDT by Nephi (Like the failed promise of Fascism, masquerading as Capitalism? You're gonna love Marxism.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks for that ping!! Hopefully, Gov. Sanford will get even more coverage and people will realize quickly before it’s too late just how badly our Congress, some state goobernturds, the MSM, and Zer0 are screwing the US citizen for the near and long term futures with the ability to keep what they (the citizens and our offspring) earn.


22 posted on 03/12/2009 5:32:26 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: wombtotomb

Dream on. At this point conservatives need all the hope they can get. For that matter, America needs more hope, but won’t get it from Obama.

Actions not words, but he’s a man of words.


23 posted on 03/12/2009 5:32:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Travis McGee

Comrade 0bobo, Comrade Mugabe....we shall see how the media treats this Sanford remark


24 posted on 03/12/2009 5:33:05 AM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: rabscuttle385
"..just print some more money that we don't have.."

Amazing!

24 posts and not one Keynesian apologist posting yet!

Wait for it; they'll be here.

25 posted on 03/12/2009 5:45:52 AM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: Travis McGee

But a Zimbabwe type economy is EXACTLY what he wants! He destroys all the wealth in the country, destroys the middle class, makes practically everyone dependent on the government, AND “pays off the debt”. So what if the debt is $10 trillion? Before the zero is through, $10 trillion won’t buy a gallon of gas.


26 posted on 03/12/2009 5:50:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: wombtotomb
"I was hoping for a change of heart in the media..

A girl can dream, cant she?"

Keep on dreaming if you want to, wtt, but IMO, they will not change now or ever.

The MSM is fully invested in socialism, and they will continue to do whatever they can to promote it and their favorite politicians.

They would sooner go down with the ship rather than turn to the "dark side" of conservatism.

27 posted on 03/12/2009 5:51:00 AM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: Designer

Don’t mistake my dreaming for sitting around day dreaming. I will fight with every fiber of my being for this country’s freedom from tyranny. The dream just keeps me stoked, kind of like visualizing myself thin while I munch on carrot sticks :)


28 posted on 03/12/2009 6:08:00 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Since it is above his paygrade, why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: rabscuttle385

10 billion % inflation per year!

Remember the new acronym:

O ne

B ig

A ss

M istake

A merica!


29 posted on 03/12/2009 6:13:46 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mark Sanford 2012!


30 posted on 03/12/2009 6:21:46 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: 1010RD

Sanford is a staunch conservative/libertarian across the board.


31 posted on 03/12/2009 6:22:59 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: rabscuttle385

“Will the drive-byes bring in this racial angle?”

Sanford is exactly right. Who cares what the Left does about it?


32 posted on 03/12/2009 6:35:53 AM PDT by popdonnelly (It's fair to ask: did the voters elect a nut?)
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To: wombtotomb
"..fight with every fiber of my being.."

I do not assume that you do nothing.

as just cautioning you against hold out false hope.

33 posted on 03/12/2009 6:38:28 AM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: rabscuttle385

This suggests a conservative strategy. The conservative States should continue to run their affairs according to sound economic principles. Let the floundering Dem run States continue to spend government money like there’s no tomorrow. Perhaps the difference will be noted by some of the dead-headed voters.


34 posted on 03/12/2009 6:39:00 AM PDT by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to make liberals and leftists happy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks to South Carolina for electing a few politicians that inspire confidence.


35 posted on 03/12/2009 2:48:40 PM PDT by alrea (4% profit on a gallon of gas is obscene but over 15% tax isn't)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Sanford rejects federal funding
[”I’ve got a 15-year pattern of doing exactly this kind of thing”]
The State, Columbia, SC | 2009-03-12
Posted on 03/12/2009 5:21:29 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2204936/posts

[SC] Senate gets measure to evade SC gov on stimulus
[RINO attack on Mark Sanford]
AP | 2009-03-12
Posted on 03/12/2009 8:34:12 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2205087/posts

GOP Governors Face Fights on Stimulus
The Wall Street Journal | March 12, 2009 | Sara Murray
Posted on 03/12/2009 9:11:48 AM PDT by MissouriConservative
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2205129/posts


36 posted on 03/12/2009 4:56:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=71440&catid=2

Here’s the REAL STORY: Clyburn says the remark about Zimbabwe was RACIST after earlier saying not taking stimulus money was a slap in the face of African-Americans.

May I interpret that for Mr. Clyburn since it may not be clear what he means; The “stimulus money” is for buying African American votes and we will not allow you to get in the way of our corruption.


37 posted on 03/13/2009 12:19:59 PM PDT by BILL_C (ANSWER Palin is unqualified with SO IS OBAMA, but Gov.Palin is all American, and is NOT A MARXIST!)
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