Skip to comments.Sanford criticizes lawmakers, still opposes stimulus [STILL!]
Posted on 05/11/2009 1:26:33 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Lawmakers are still carelessly spending money despite steep declines in state revenue and an ailing economy, said Gov. Mark Sanford today in a news conference where the governor reiterated his plan to withhold a portion of federal stimulus dollars due to South Carolina.
Sanford explained lawmakers have not made an attempt to live by the one guideline he set for tapping the money, which is spending an equal amount $350 million this year paying down debt.
Instead, Sanford said, lawmakers are spending money on ineffective or unneeded programs, such as a plan to staff a new capitol police force to provide security at the General Assembly.
(This) demonstrates that not only are budget writers refusing to look at much-needed structural reforms, they're actually moving our state backwards in some cases," Sanford said. "As we saw in the case of GM and Chrysler, the dangerous thing about federal money is the fact that it provides an excuse for the people whose decisions got us where we are to continue making those poor decisions.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...
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Sandy, another one who thinks they make pockets in shrouds.
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This week, lawmakers could pass a budget that includes the stimulus money. Sanford would likely veto such a budget.
Lawmakers can then overrides a Sanford veto, compelling Sanford to spend the money, according to a pair of legal opinions.
But Sanford has maintained he ultimately controls the money.
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On an unrelated note, it appears that I may be returning to South Carolina twice near the end of next month.
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