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GOP presidential candidate Mark Sanford warns of 'financial storm the likes of which we've never seen'
Republicans have lost their way: Mark Sanford
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford argues the U.S. is at a tipping point when it comes to debt, deficit and government spending.
Mark Sanford, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, issued dire warnings about the financial future of the U.S.
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A former two-term governor of South Carolina who also spent a combined 12 years in Congress, Sanford is making fiscal responsibility in government a central part of his campaign. The deficit is expected to top $24 trillion next year, a rise of $5.9 trillion since 2015, and the growth of spending shows no signs of slowing down.
“I don’t think we have eight to 10 years, that’s why I’m running,” Sanford told FOX Business.
He admitted trying to unseat incumbent President Trump is a Don Quixotic-like quest.
“Obviously my running is preposterous at a whole number of different levels, it’s a daunting task, an impossible David and Goliath story. But I’m running because the buddies who kept encouraging me to do so kept saying ‘You’ve invested a long number of years in your life to financial prudence and financial restraint.’ And we don’t have the luxury of waiting four years 'til the next presidential cycle to have this debate.”
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