Skip to comments.S.C. governor evokes Zimbabwe in arguments against stimulus [Mark Sanford]
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.
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Great tag line!!!
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?
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.
He's got a well-documented libertarian streak.
O’’s plans for redistribution will achieve the same results achieved by Mugabe.
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.
Bravo Mark Sanford! FINALLY someone is pointing out that the emperor's magnificent coat is imaginary, and he is in reality naked!
SC fires the first shot in the war against socialism in America.
Well stated, Gov. Sanford !!!!!!!
It looks like a photo of the defendant just after the guilty verdict.
Remember what inflation did to the money in the American Revolution, Confederacy, Weimer Republic etc.
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.
The Zimbabwe analogy also hints that 0bomo is just another stupid African dictator. Will the drive-byes bring in this racial angle?
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.
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? :)
Phil, there is a fertile image field around this subject.
The fed has usurped the governor’s authority with the go-around written into the spendigulous bill. Will he challenge it?
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.
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.
Comrade 0bobo, Comrade Mugabe....we shall see how the media treats this Sanford remark
24 posts and not one Keynesian apologist posting yet!
Wait for it; they'll be here.
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.
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.
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 :)
10 billion % inflation per year!
Remember the new acronym:
Mark Sanford 2012!
Sanford is a staunch conservative/libertarian across the board.
“Will the drive-byes bring in this racial angle?”
Sanford is exactly right. Who cares what the Left does about it?
I do not assume that you do nothing.
as just cautioning you against hold out false hope.
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.
Thanks to South Carolina for electing a few politicians that inspire confidence.
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
[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
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
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.