Well, you probably shouldn’t call him a “Republican.”
Of course in South Carolina, the so-called “reddest state in America,” precisely such a politician is the leader of the GOP-controlled State Senate education committee. And from that perch, he has not only led the fight to reject free market education initiatives (which have been proven successful everywhere they’ve been implemented) he’s championed passage of Obama’s costly pre-Kindergarten initiative (which it’s worth noting has been a demonstrated failure).
So … what is S.C. Sen. Wes Hayes (RINO-Rock Hill) planning for an encore?
Glad you asked … apparently Hayes is so furious that the S.C. House of Representatives expanded a modest parental choice program that he is threatening to shut down the entire FY 2013-14 state budget if the program remains.
And while we’re sure the bureaucrats making bank off of South Carolina’s worst in the nation public school system appreciate his advocacy, our guess is the special needs and low-income children who would be served by this plan (and their parents) view things differently.
Seriously … it takes a special kind of asshole to tell the poor, crippled children of South Carolina “I’ll shut down the State House before I let you out of our failing government-run schools.” In fact we’d like to see Hayes travel to Sumter, S.C. this week – where the government-run system has descended into pure chaos – and say that to parents living there.
Even liberals in South Carolina are acknowledging it’s time for parental choice …
What’s Wes Hayes’ problem?