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.”