Mark Sanford on Corporations
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)
I was pitted against Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota on a Fox News program. Sanford was disdainful of the auto companies' proposals. He said the furniture and textiles industries had been "decimated," but it "didn't take a series of bailouts" to fix their problems. He didn't mention that textiles and furniture manufacturing had all but disappeared from the South. He and Pawlenty dismissed the degree of "restructuring" that was in the auto companies' plans
"You probably haven't read those plans," I asserted, furious at Sanford's demagoguery. His silence was deafening; clearly, he had not. Pawlenty admitted he hadn't read the plans either.
“You are looking at $1.4 billion of benefit. This subsidy flows down to one family in Palm Beach that gets millions every year. This style of profiteering does not pass the common sense test, nor doe the sugar program.
The vote to end this absurd corporate welfare program came to a disappointing result. Term limits would do much to end such patently offensive and nonsensical programs as the sugar subsidy.”
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