Mark Sanford slams 1st Congressional District rival Elizabeth Colbert Busch on Clemson stimulus money

Republican congressional candidate Mark Sanford slammed the 2009 federal stimulus package that went to Clemson University’s wind turbine effort — where Democrat rival Elizabeth Colbert Busch is employed — as bad public policy and a poor return on the taxpayers’ investments.

By Sanford’s math and reading of Obama administration stimulus allocation figures, the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility received $43 million and “created or saved” an estimated 134 jobs.

When divided, the numbers calculate to more than $320,000 per job, Sanford said.

Sanford’s comments came during a visit to a Mount Pleasant branch of Lyerly’s Cleaners, where he carried in a load of his own dirty laundry, towels and shirts.

An e-mail and call to the Colbert Busch campaign was not immediately returned today.

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