Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jack Hunter on Governor Sanford

Writing on March 11 in the Charleston City Paper, conservative columnist Jack Hunter quotes South Carolina governor Mark Sanford during the latter's visit to Washington last November to encourage opposition to the stimulus bill:
"The president's stimulus represents the largest and most invasive economic action in our government's history.

For a relatively small number of short-term jobs, this administration and this Congress are poised to mortgage the economic future of my four boys and the millions of young Americans just like them. To me, that's simply not a morally acceptable outcome."
Hunter observes:
Is Sanford driven by his free-market ideology? Of course he is. Genuine conservatives have long argued that the same penny-pinching practiced by families and businesses that strive to live within budgets should also apply to government.

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