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SC Governor To Wield Bigger Veto Axe?

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is poised to wield a bigger veto axe this year, several fiscally conservative lawmakers tell FITS. In previous years Haley has faced withering criticism from fiscal conservatives for her failure to make deep cuts to the spending plans passed by the S.C. General Assembly. A year…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is poised to wield a bigger veto axe this year, several fiscally conservative lawmakers tell FITS.

In previous years Haley has faced withering criticism from fiscal conservatives for her failure to make deep cuts to the spending plans passed by the S.C. General Assembly.

A year ago, Haley issued seventy-four budget vetoes totaling less than $60 million – or one quarter of one percent of the state’s $23 billion budget. Needless to say, that number didn’t exactly impress limited government advocates.

“If you consider one-fourth of one percent of $23 billion aggressive, then I guess that’s aggressive,” S.C. Sen. Kevin Bryant told FITS at the time. ”That number doesn’t sound aggressive to me.”

It wasn’t aggressive … in fact it was downright anemic.

Haley didn’t do much better the previous year, cutting just $213 million – or less than one percent of that year’s $22.1 billion spending plan.

Fiscal conservatives had encouraged Haley to veto more than $500 million each year.

Multiple lawmakers made their concerns known to Haley, arguing that there were now enough fiscal conservatives in the legislature to sustain larger amounts of vetoes (in order to be overridden, two thirds of both the S.C. House and State Senate must voted against it) According to several of these lawmakers, Haley has listened to their pitch – and recognizes the power she now wields in her veto pen.

We’ll see … Haley has made plenty of promises she hasn’t kept in the past.

Whatever she’s told lawmakers in private, Haley needs to put up a big veto number to compensate for her dereliction of fiduciary responsibility over the past two years. For the sake of South Carolina taxpayers, let’s hope she does just that.

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36 comments

9" June 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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9" June 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

PTSD-

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions usually get better. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years. Sometimes they may completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

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jimlewisowb June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Lizzie Borden: A bitch who knew how to use an axe

Nikki Haley; Don’t think she knows anything about an axe

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Dumb And Happy June 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Whips and chains…maybe.

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Yeah, Right June 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Haley cutting more pork off the budget is like asking her to shave an inch off a penis.

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jimlewisowb June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Lizzie Borden: A bitch who knew how to use an axe

Nikki Haley; Don’t think she knows anything about an axe

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Dumb And Happy June 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Whips and chains…maybe.

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Yeah, Right June 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Haley cutting more pork off the budget is like asking her to shave an inch off a penis.

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EJB June 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Wrong pitch, she needs to do it;

“for the children”

everything for the children gets passed, even bad ideas.

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Smirks June 7, 2013 at 7:12 am

Since she has her children get hired on state employment now, can she defend criticism about a lack of budget vetos with the “LEAVE MY FAMILY OUT OF THIS!” excuse?

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Marie Harrison June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Where will Nalin be working for the summer?

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EJB June 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Wrong pitch, she needs to do it;

“for the children”

everything for the children gets passed, even bad ideas.

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Smirks June 7, 2013 at 7:12 am

Since she has her children get hired on state employment now, can she defend criticism about a lack of budget vetos with the “LEAVE MY FAMILY OUT OF THIS!” excuse?

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Marie Harrison June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Where will Nalin be working for the summer?

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GrandTango June 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Obama has taken the Federal Deficit from $9-plus Trillion to in the neighborhood of $17 Trillion, and he has actually claimed he CUT the deficit…
All the while: Obama has been responsible for atrociously high unemployment, stagnant GDP… and the WORST US economy of my lifetime…
Cutting anything should have you pulling your head from out of your @$$ and cheering…

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dwb619 June 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Whoa, two consecutive post without any keyboard kussin’.
YOU GO big idioT”.

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GrandTango June 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Why is FITS-the-Bigot SCARED TO DEATH of ROY COSTNER?????…This student exemplifies ALL that FITS clams he is…

http://www.mediaite.com/online/high-school-valedictorian-rips-up-speech-and-recites-the-lords-prayer/

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Smirks June 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

She’ll trade in her cheese spreader for a butter knife?

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Smirks June 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

She’ll trade in her cheese spreader for a butter knife?

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Duke June 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

Yep, re-election is coming up and this lying, non conservative needs to shore up her base and once again portray herself to be something, she is not.
You are very” transparent” Governot, we see right through your ruse!
“Join the movement”, vote anybody but Haley. “It will be a GREAT day in SC!!!!!!!!”

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Duke June 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

Yep, re-election is coming up and this lying, non conservative needs to shore up her base and once again portray herself to be something, she is not.
You are very” transparent” Governot, we see right through your ruse!
“Join the movement”, vote anybody but Haley. “It will be a GREAT day in SC!!!!!!!!”

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Well_Jung_One June 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

She should use the dagger her father hides in his dastar.

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Marie Harrison June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

And I thought he was just happy to see me.

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Well_Jung_One June 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

She should use the dagger her father hides in his dastar.

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Marie Harrison June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

And I thought he was just happy to see me.

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Marie Harrison June 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

At first I thought it said SC Governor to wield bigger ass.

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Duke June 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

She has been weilding bigger ass, on taxpayer funded food, for some time.

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Marie Harrison June 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

At first I thought it said SC Governor to wield bigger ass.

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Duke June 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

She has been weilding bigger ass, on taxpayer funded food, for some time.

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afmajret June 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

How about: gut the Budget and Control Board, ax the entire Commission on Higher Education, eliminate the State Technical College System office, do away with every state job with a title like ‘legislative liaison’, out source the state retirement system, and slash legislative staffs by 50%. She does that and we’ll see which of her ‘Tea Party’ partners can stand the heat. Such BS.

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afmajret June 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

How about: gut the Budget and Control Board, ax the entire Commission on Higher Education, eliminate the State Technical College System office, do away with every state job with a title like ‘legislative liaison’, out source the state retirement system, and slash legislative staffs by 50%. She does that and we’ll see which of her ‘Tea Party’ partners can stand the heat. Such BS.

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Polyphemos June 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I think so well of so many people on this blog, that I am reticent to say this, but, I find very little impolitic in her.

Once a month, she goes on the radio in the upstate and takes phone calls from anybody who wants to call. The only thing is you have to ask an actual question. 20,000 people are listening at that time. I have never heard her prevaricate or sandbag an answer.

I have seen her be at the side of the national powers in the Republican party, which would be beneficial for us, as a state, were they to come to power. She has spoken nationwide for TEA party candidates and conservatives.

I have seen her do many things that she said she would do. She has not done some that she said she would do. And she has been Governor when the worst taxpayer identity breach in the history of the state has occurred.

I have also seen her be vilified by very rich and powerful people in this state to whom she would not bow. I have seen her called a rag-head and other even more vile names because of her Hindi heritage.

I know that Will and I disagree about her, and it may well be the only thing on which we disagree. She is not perfect, and I no longer support any state political candidates, but for the life of me I cannot see why so many people write so many bad things.

OK, beat me with a spoon..

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Slartibartfast June 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I think so well of so many people on this blog, that I am reticent to say this, but, I find very little impolitic in her.

Once a month, she goes on the radio in the upstate and takes phone calls from anybody who wants to call. The only thing is you have to ask an actual question. 20,000 people are listening at that time. I have never heard her prevaricate or sandbag an answer.

I have seen her be at the side of the national powers in the Republican party, which would be beneficial for us, as a state, were they to come to power. She has spoken nationwide for TEA party candidates and conservatives.

I have seen her do many things that she said she would do. She has not done some that she said she would do. And she has been Governor when the worst taxpayer identity breach in the history of the state has occurred.

I have also seen her be vilified by very rich and powerful people in this state to whom she would not bow. I have seen her called a rag-head and other even more vile names because of her Hindi heritage.

I know that Will and I disagree about her, and it may well be the only thing on which we disagree. She is not perfect, and I no longer support any state political candidates, but for the life of me I cannot see why so many people write so many bad things.

OK, beat me with a spoon..

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9" June 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Be careful. She already castrated you with her teeth…

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9" June 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Be careful. She already castrated you with her teeth…

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