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.