Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Don't take the money and run

I really like Paul Begala's advice to Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina. Apparently, the Governor admittedly apposes the stimulus plan. Paul's recommendation:

If Republican politicians are so deeply opposed to President Obama's economic recovery plan, they should refuse to take the money. After all, if you think all that federal spending is damaging, there are easy ways to reduce it: Don't take federal money.

Gov. Sanford can lead the way. South Carolina should decline to accept any federal funds for transportation, education, health care, clean energy or any of the other ideas President Obama is advocating to fix the economy. And the rest of the GOP can follow suit.

It's actually an interesting point - different states are not only allowed, but encouraged to handle their own policies in their own way. For example, Delaware is a corporation friendly state, as a result, over 50% of US corporations are incorporated there.

So why not have the Republican law makers who are disappointed in the stimulus plan do their own think? Seems logical to me. And if it works, the rest of the country can follow suit.

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