Sunday, June 7, 2009

Greedy Educrats Sue and its about Money, no Surprise There

Governor Mark Sanford did absolutely the right thing when he rejected 700 million dollars in federal stimulus funds. We are in debt in this country to the tune of $200,000 per person. It is irresponsible for any state or city government to accept funds from the federal government when our Country is so far in debt. But greedy educrats sued Governor Mark Sanford and won and now he must take money that he knew was wrong to take.

The only responsible solution to our children and future generations is to cut spending and start paying back our debt now. Our debt level today will take 293 years to payback if no further debt is accumulated. I won't be alive then and I could be like the drunken power hunger Democrats and not care, but I do care as should every responsible American. The stimulus package that Bush approved at the end of his term was not only irresponsible but wrong. The debt that Obama has tacked on is more debt than was accumulated over the last 40 years is wrong. When are sensible Democrats and Republicans going to stand up and say enough is enough? Where are the principles and values being utilized on which this wonderful Country was built?

We must elect people who believe in small government and freedom we must stop electing Democrats and Republicans who believe in big government and the elimination of personal freedom.

Croydon is trying to set itself free from the greed of Newport Schools will the desire for choice by Croydon citizens win over the Greed of some in SAU 43 and some of the Newport School employees? Find out June 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Croydon Town Hall.

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Quote of the Day - "... increased spending will bring an insurmountable debt burden on future generations." Governor Mark Sanford

The following piece appears on CNN.

South Carolina governor trumped, must take stimulus money

(CNN) -- South Carolina's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Gov. Mark Sanford must accept $700 million in federal stimulus money, ending the only formal effort by a governor to reject funding intended to jump-start an ailing economy.

Gov. Mark Sanford became the conservative face of opposition to the federal stimulus package.

The two-term Republican said he would abide by the court ruling, but called it a bad day for South Carolina and the country.

"This decision is terrible news for every taxpayer in South Carolina, and even more so for future taxpayers who will ultimately bear the responsibility of paying for this so-called 'stimulus' without seeing any benefit from it," he said in a statement.

Considered a potential future Republican presidential candidate, Sanford led the party's resistance to the $787 billion stimulus package. He warned the increased spending will bring an insurmountable debt burden on future generations.

Sanford initially tried to require that any stimulus money pay down the state debt, a stance rejected by the Obama administration.

Sanford had resisted taking the money even when the Republican-controlled legislature passed a budget that included the funds.

On Monday, however, a federal judge rejected that effort, and said that the South Carolina Supreme Court must decide what to do.

In its ruling, the state's highest court said the legislature, not Sanford, has the power to decide whether to accept the federal stimulus money.

"At this stage in the process, the Governor certainly has no discretion to make a contradictory decision on behalf of the State," the ruling said. "We hold the Governor must apply for the ... funds." Watch report on Gov. Sanford's policy defeat »

However, the court distanced itself from any role in setting policy on the issue.

"Our decision today should not be construed as a comment on the policy differences between Governor Sanford and the General Assembly respecting the wisdom or necessity of South Carolina accepting the" money, it said. ... "We discharge our duty to honor the rule of law, nothing more."

The ruling was in response to lawsuits filed by two students and a school administrators' association that sought to force the state to accept the stimulus money, some of which will go for education needs.

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