Too often, well-intended bills in the House or Senate wind up giving advantage to those connected to government...which in the end from my perspective erases any good intentions that may have existed in the bill.
During my entire time in politics, I’ve consistently fought against and voted against special use legislation. In many cases, the intent of this type of legislation is well meaning and may even deliver in measurable good - but if one believes in the themes of equality under the law, this type of legislation is harmful.
WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Mark Sanford has signed on as a cosponsor ofH.R. 5199, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which was introduced by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN).
Unlike the vote I described in yesterday’s post which was about a bill that had been relatively rushed through the process, H.R. 5444 comes on the heels of a series of 13 hearings and roundtable discussions held by the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee over the past three years.
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement in response to the South Carolina Supreme Court's ruling to deny the construction of a seawall on Captain Sams Spit:
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Thursday, April 19th.
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Representative Mark Sanford introduced H.R. 5572, the One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2018, better known as the Penny Plan. This bill would balance the budget by cutting one percent of government spending each year over the next five years.
A cardinal rule of business is to take care of the downside. If one does so, the upside has a way of taking care of itself. Unfortunately, too often people focus only on the upside, and the downside ends up eating their lunch.