The segment is a really good view of what's going on in South Carolina while Sanford tries to grandstand for neo-hooverites in the Republican party.
AAPP: I'm glad that the SC Legislature is moving to overide Gov. Sanford on Stimulus Funds.
yes, South Carolina's Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to rebuff Sanford and seek the stimulus money on its own.
There is more, as reported by LIVE5 News, Sanford wrote a letter to the President last week, asking for permission to use the money to pay off debt. That money has been earmarked for education and job creation. Read the letter Sanford wrote to President Obama here.
Sanford has criticized the $787 billion stimulus plan, saying it will lead to higher taxes and debt.
I can see why President Barack Obama has rejected SC governor's plan to pay debt with stimulus funds.There is a big question to whether states can circumvent Anti-Stimulus Guvs? I guess we will soon find out.
Ok, back to Allendale. Here is more about Allendale
Estimated median household income in 2007: $19,262 (it was $16,632 in 2000)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $69,352 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2007: All housing units: $92,156; Detached houses: $98,667; In 2-unit structures: $136,563; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,102; Mobile homes: $30,430
Races in Allendale:
- Black (80.0%)
- White Non-Hispanic (17.8%)
- Hispanic (2.2%)
- Other race (1.0%)
For population 25 years and over in Allendale
- High school or higher: 54.9%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
Is it clear yet, that SC Gov Sanford is 'playing race card' ?
Cross posted on African American Political Pundit.com