So the nation’s governors are asking for a collective bail-out. Their profligate spending, patterned after the excess of Washington, has left states gasping for cash. Well, not every governor or every state. Texas’ Rick Perry and South Carolina’s Mark Sanford are saying thanks, but no thanks.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, they correctly note that “the bailout mentality threatens Americans’ sense of personal responsibility… we’d ask the federal government to stop believing it has all the answers.”

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.