This writer presents a ridiculous perspective on the shiny new "stimulus" bill. Not wanting the bill to pass at all, and not taking the money from it are polar opposites. If it were not passed, Gov. Sanfords constituents (the people of South Carolina) would not send the extra money to Washington to pay for it. Since it did pass, it is only fiscaly responsible to get as much as you can. Heck, even my little town has its hand out to get what we can. If they did not i would be angry that we all are paying for it...get at least our share back!
It is also very different than the issues of lower taxes and salary caps, as that is an individual choice. If you think $500,000.00 is a fair maximum salary and you make more than that giving it back is a personal choice. A governer has to answer to the people of his state, and part of his job is to get all the "free" money he can.