House Republicans Assail Haley’s “Weak” Vetoes
Members of the S.C. Senate aren’t the only ones piling on S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley for her less-than-aggressive budget vetoes …
After several Senators ripped the governor for her underwhelming commitment to protecting taxpayers, a top GOP consultant affiliated with several members of the S.C. House of Representatives also weighed in – noting how Haley failed to veto the signature education agenda item of U.S. President Barack Obama.
“(Senators) aren’t the only ones shocked that she didn’t veto what you refer to as ‘Obamagarten,’” the consultant told us. “I mean, we passed the (budget) 54-52. We were just about BEGGING for substantive vetoes to sustain. We got these nit-picky vetoes instead.”
For the third year in a row Haley failed to veto even one percent of the state budget, cutting just one half of one percent of the $22.7 billion spending plan.
That’s pathetic … especially coming from a so-called “Tea Party” Republican.