From Think Progress:
Following the lead of a number of his fellow Republican governors, Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) has given some indication that he will not accept some of the money slated for South Carolina in the $787 billion economic recovery bill President Obama signed into law last week. â€œAt times it sounds like the Soviet grain quotas of Stalinâ€™s time,â€ Sanford said yesterday on Fox News.
On C-SPANâ€™s Washington Journal this morning, Sanford received a call from a Charleston resident who said he lost his job because he has been taking care of mother and sister, both of whom have serious illnesses. The caller told Sanford he is â€œwrongâ€ to decline the money. â€œA lot of people in South Carolina are hurting. And if this money can come and help us out we need it.â€ In response, Sanford could offer him only his prayers: