Mark Sanford, the Republican Governor from South Carolina, wrote an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal making his case that since the ‘stimulus’ already passed into law, it should be used to pay down debt and not expand existing government programs. It is well thought out and makes sense:
America’s states are laboratories of democracy. They are both affected by, and relevant to, the larger national debate. What we’ve found in our own corner of the country is that carrying a substantial debt load limits our options when it comes to running government.
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