Nine “Republican in Name Only” members of the South Carolina Senate were slammed by one of the Palmetto State’s leading limited government groups this week after voting to reject proven free market academic reforms in favor of U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature education initiative. Meanwhile a national group also took them to task for their [...]
There is good news, bad news and worse news.
The good news is last night the Senate, in a historic vote, finally took up school choice. Although the amendment was defeated we finally know who supports the failed status quo system, and who wants to move South Carolina forward.
Senator Larry Grooms, who authored this amendment, explained how [...]
Nine “Republicans” – including four “former” Democrats and the self-proclaimed “conservative” leader of the GOP-controlled South Carolina Senate – voted against a scaled down parental choice measure this week. The vote to reject the measure – which was sponsored by longtime school choice champion Larry Grooms – comes as many of these lawmakers are opting to join [...]
This website has pointed out repeatedly that South Carolina is a state which has no interest in helping itself. Both the state’s elected officials and the people who re-elect them seem willing – or at least consigned to – languishing a century behind the rest of Western Civilization.
Don’t believe us? Look at the numbers …
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN … STILL
Last year S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley shot down a proposed casino resort in Hardeeville, S.C. This year her “Republican” allies in the State Senate – led by anti-free market former Democrat Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens) – have passed legislation cracking down on so-called internet sweepstakes machines.
Martin and fellow fiscal liberal [...]
OUR SCHOOLS STINK BECAUSE … HUH?
For years the South Carolina Republican Party platform has called for the adoption of universal school choice legislation – a rare example of an establishment entity embracing real reform in this notoriously change-averse state. The only problem? Numerous “Republican” politicians still refuse to support parental choice. In fact two “GOP” [...]
TOO BAD THERE ARE ONLY THREE OF THEM …
This website is quick to anger, slow to praise – a reputation we relish. Seriously … why should we bend over backward thanking politicians for doing things they ought to be doing?
Protecting freedom, free markets and future prosperity is something we view as a sacred obligation. Not something you [...]
EVEN EMBATTLED REVENUE DIRECTOR GOT A SEVEN PERCENT PAY BUMP
The fat cats in South Carolina state government just got a little bit fatter … even though the Palmetto State continues to lag further behind the rest of the nation in virtually every measurement that matters.
At a time when income levels in South Carolina continue to [...]
BIG WINS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA ESTABLISHMENT
Hey South Carolina …
Did you enjoy the “Lost Decade?” In which government soared as income levels shrank? And do you enjoy having the worst public schools as well as the most corrupt, dysfunctional state government in America?
Apparently so … because Palmetto State voters just reelected a bunch of politicians who [...]
PETITION CANDIDATE IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST LIMITED GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES WE’VE SEEN ON A S.C. BALLOT
York County small businessman Joe Thompson first appeared on our radar screens in 2010 when then-S.C. Senator Mick Mulvaney mounted his bid for the U.S. Congress against 28-year incumbent (and powerful U.S. budget committee chairman) John Spratt. A tireless grassroots [...]
WHAT IS IT WITH SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICIANS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT?
For the last decade, South Carolina politicians who habitually funnel money into our state’s worst-in-the-nation public education system have been savagely attacking those who support reform. In fact to hear them tell it, the reason that public schools in the Palmetto State are [...]
HE LIKES PUTTING IT IN HIS POCKET
According to the recently released Palmetto Liberty scorecards, S.C. Sen. Wes Hayes has one of the worst voting records in the State Senate – scoring an abysmal 18 out of 100.
This isn’t surprising. For years Hayes has fared poorly on multiple scorecards that track the fiscal records of [...]