South Carolina lawmakers are having trouble figuring out how to repair our state’s roads. Nationally, Republicans seem to understand that the country can’t just tax and spend its way out of every problem. For some reason they’re confused when it comes to state-level tax policy. Democrats (who are generally confused at every level) aren’t any [...]
S.C. Rep. Tommy Stringer (RINO-Greenville) claims to be a “Republican.” And a “conservative.”
“He believes that governmental regulations and taxes should be decreased so that business owners can do what they do best: create jobs,” his website bio states.
“Taxes … decreased …”
Everybody got that?
Hell, Stringer’s website even quotes William F. Buckley bashing liberals.
Okay … so now that [...]
S.C. Rep. Tommy Stringer (R-Greenville) is a good guy … as far as we know, anyway. But his recently unveiled “income tax relief” plan is yet another exercise in pointlessness (which is par for the course among “reform in name only”-minded politicians in the S.C. General Assembly).
According to reporter Adam Beam of The (Columbia, S.C.) [...]
Stop the presses …
South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” General Assembly includes only a handful of lawmakers who actually vote in keeping with the GOP’s fiscally-conservative rhetoric – one reason state government has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade while the Palmetto State’s economy remains stuck in neutral.
If you’re new to FITS, that news might [...]
The “resignation train,” it would appear, is leaving the station.
An overwhelming majority of Republicans in the S.C. House of Representatives sent a letter to disgraced S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford Wednesday calling on him to resign “for the benefit of the people of this State, its leaders and our party.”
“Your decision to abandon our state for [...]
The Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives and Majority Leader of the State Senate have joined fiscal conservative reformers in supporting a key transparency initiative – the creation of an online checkbook that would track all taxpayer expenditures over $100.
House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler have signed on as co-sponsors [...]
CHANGE VERSUS THE STATUS QUO – WINNERS AND LOSERS
FITSNews – June 11, 2008 – We’ve already written on the landmark victory of Tim Scott and the shocking stomp-down that Tom Davis put on incumbent State Senator Catherine Ceips last night, but what of the rest of the Palmetto State’s political landscape?
As the battle rages on [...]