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SC Senators Rip Haley, “Republicans”

Earlier this week, we sent a text message to S.C. Sen. Kevin Bryant asking him for a quote on S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s latest round of totally underwhelming budget vetoes. To recap, Haley vetoed less than one-half of one percent of the state’s $22.7 billion budget – the third year…

Earlier this week, we sent a text message to S.C. Sen. Kevin Bryant asking him for a quote on S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s latest round of totally underwhelming budget vetoes.

To recap, Haley vetoed less than one-half of one percent of the state’s $22.7 billion budget – the third year in a row she has failed miserably to use her veto pen on behalf of South Carolina taxpayers.

“Almost nobody in Columbia is willing to reign in this fiscal insanity – $620 million of debt (and nobody knows how much the interest and fees are going to be) and (Haley) only has vetoes totaling $100 million?” he texted us back.

Bryant was just getting warmed up …

“God’s Word says the ‘borrower is slave to the lender,’ and we have enslaved our children and future generations with more debt,” he continued. “Instead of robbing Peter to pay Paul we are robbing Peter’s grandchildren to pay Paul.”

Bryant tells us lawmakers went to Haley and urged her to make specific cuts to the budget with her veto pen – including a $26 million appropriation for U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature education initiative, an expansion of the state’s failed government-run early childhood education programs.

“Some of us had asked her to veto Obamagarten,” he said, “and all we heard were crickets chirping.”

“She should’ve vetoed the whole line,” Bryant added, referring to the budget section containing the appropriation. “The LAC audit clearly shows that 4K does not work!”

Indeed … it doesn’t work.

Bryant wasn’t the only one who was shocked Haley failed to veto “Obamagarten.”

“I am disappointed that the $26 million for 4k was not vetoed,” S.C. Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington) told us. “This was a veto I certainly expected to be on the list when I opened my email last night. There is no proof that this investment works and this money could have a much better use or better yet be sent back to the taxpayers of South Carolina.”

We agree …

Props to Bryant and Shealy … not only do they vote the right way, but like S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort), they are not afraid to call out those who don’t.

In fact Bryant texted us that he can rail on unwise government borrowing and unnecessary taxpayer spending “until Siri is hoarse,” referring to the voice-activated assistant on his iPhone.

Funny …

Be sure to charge that smart phone, Senator. This state’s taxpayers need you, Shealy, Davis and others to continue calling out the “Republicans” who are selling them (and their future generations) down the river …

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36 comments

Marie Harrison June 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Haley promised. What a joke. No honor, no integrity, just pathetic.

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Finius Nullis June 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm

— and the beat goes on

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Smirks June 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Haley is a woman of her word! She’d never lie to us!

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Marie Harrison June 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

Or her husband, or her temple, or the taxpayers.

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Marie Harrison June 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Haley promised. What a joke. No honor, no integrity, just pathetic.

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Finius Nullis June 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm

— and the beat goes on

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Smirks June 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Haley is a woman of her word! She’d never lie to us!

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Marie Harrison June 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

Or her husband, or her temple, or the taxpayers.

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southmauldin June 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

This is an excellent assemblance of intellect. We have the Pickens Penishead, Mike “Tales from the Crypt” Fair and a fat douche in a bowtie fresh from A-town.
It’s like the trifecta at Arlington, only better.

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Marie Harrison June 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

Who’s the bald goober? I mean there’s ugly and there’s fugly.

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southmauldin June 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

This is an excellent assemblance of intellect. We have the Pickens Penishead, Mike “Tales from the Crypt” Fair and a fat douche in a bowtie fresh from A-town.
It’s like the trifecta at Arlington, only better.

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Marie Harrison June 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

Who’s the bald goober? I mean there’s ugly and there’s fugly.

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Heather June 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm

So Bryant and Shealy would have vetoed another 26 million, out of 23 billion.

conservatives like that are a waste of time

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Heather June 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm

So Bryant and Shealy would have vetoed another 26 million, out of 23 billion.

conservatives like that are a waste of time

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Really June 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Try 6.9billion. The state is responsible for the federal appropriation.

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Really June 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Try 6.9billion. The state is responsible for the federal appropriation.

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Simple Simon June 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

The term “conservative” has little meaning anymore.Best I can tell,simply refers to someone who is against Obama.

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Simple Simon June 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

The term “conservative” has little meaning anymore.Best I can tell,simply refers to someone who is against Obama.

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Cleveland Steamer June 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Bryant was just getting warmed up …
“God’s Word says the ‘borrower is slave to the lender,’ and we have
enslaved our children and future generations with more debt,”
God did not like charging interest either, I wonder how Mr. Bryant feels about that.

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Cleveland Steamer June 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Bryant was just getting warmed up …
“God’s Word says the ‘borrower is slave to the lender,’ and we have
enslaved our children and future generations with more debt,”
God did not like charging interest either, I wonder how Mr. Bryant feels about that.

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Fred June 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Haley is a coward. She did not veto Sheheen’s 4K plan because:

1) The program is good campaign fodder to use against him.

2) He would have outsmarted her and had it easily overridden, making her useless (yet again)

Fred

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Fred June 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Haley is a coward. She did not veto Sheheen’s 4K plan because:

1) The program is good campaign fodder to use against him.

2) He would have outsmarted her and had it easily overridden, making her useless (yet again)

Fred

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Baker June 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

And these are the guys who want to take millions out of the state budget to fund private school tuition for rich folks. Some fiscal conservatives they are….

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RJDAVISJR June 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

@Baker, the school choice proposals actually save taxpayers money. Taxpayers (Federal, State & Local) pay approximately $12,000 / year / PUBLIC school student. The average SC “private” (or better said “independent”) school is less than $5,000 per year. Sure, there are some “rich” K-12 schools … but at $12,000 per student, all public school students should be getting a lot more for their dollars. I support education – public and private – I support teachers and kids – but throwing more money at the problem is not the solution as the bureaucrats will just suck it up for themselves and the teachers and kids will never see it.

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Baker June 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Fixed costs mean that schools won’t save $7,000 or whatever you might estimate when a child leaves. This proposal would cost the state money, as state economists have said.

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Baker June 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

And these are the guys who want to take millions out of the state budget to fund private school tuition for rich folks. Some fiscal conservatives they are….

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RJDAVISJR June 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

@Baker, the school choice proposals actually save taxpayers money. Taxpayers (Federal, State & Local) pay approximately $12,000 / year / PUBLIC school student. The average SC “private” (or better said “independent”) school is less than $5,000 per year. Sure, there are some “rich” K-12 schools … but at $12,000 per student, all public school students should be getting a lot more for their dollars. I support education – public and private – I support teachers and kids – but throwing more money at the problem is not the solution as the bureaucrats will just suck it up for themselves and the teachers and kids will never see it.

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Baker June 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Fixed costs mean that schools won’t save $7,000 or whatever you might estimate when a child leaves. This proposal would cost the state money, as state economists have said.

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nitrat June 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

These people should run as the Libertarians they are…and, see what happens.

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nitrat June 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

These people should run as the Libertarians they are…and, see what happens.

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Thomas June 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm

4-5 casinos…black jack, texas-holdem, slots, keno, videp poker, live entertainment, stationary lake boat, stationary ocean boat, stationary riverboat, state run, no private enterprises. see Missouri, Indiana, Mississippi

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Thomas June 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm

4-5 casinos…black jack, texas-holdem, slots, keno, videp poker, live entertainment, stationary lake boat, stationary ocean boat, stationary riverboat, state run, no private enterprises. see Missouri, Indiana, Mississippi

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Ronald Reagan June 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

Bryant has no room to criticize as long as he is living off the Medicaid tit, seems to be talking out of both sides of his mouth. When he gives up all his Medicaid money then I’ll give him some credit. Seems to be railing against broken legs while selling crutches!

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Ronald Reagan June 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

Bryant has no room to criticize as long as he is living off the Medicaid tit, seems to be talking out of both sides of his mouth. When he gives up all his Medicaid money then I’ll give him some credit. Seems to be railing against broken legs while selling crutches!

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Tank June 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

“Obamagarten” Republicans really need to get over themselves and offer some substantive policies besides “not Obama”.

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Tank June 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

“Obamagarten” Republicans really need to get over themselves and offer some substantive policies besides “not Obama”.

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