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Nikki Haley Pimps Interstate 73

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Nikki Haley took her favorite pair of hooker boots to Myrtle Beach, S.C. this week to express her support for Interstate 73 – an unnecessary transportation boondoggle the Palmetto State doesn’t need (and can’t afford).

“If you build it, she will …”

Oh, never mind. Been there done that …

The case for Interstate 73 is based on “fairy tales,” according to one former state highway official. Real studies have proven that the transportation needs of South Carolina’s Grand Strand can be met for one-tenth the cost of this $2.4 billion boondoggle.

Of course Haley and her fellow “Republicans” don’t want to save taxpayer money – especially not when they can continue bitching and moaning about “crumbling roads and bridges” (while borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars and raising fees on motorists to pay for their repair).

In fact our state’s leaders are already building $100 million interchanges for Interstate 73 – even though the federal government hasn’t approved the project yet.

So much for “fiscal conservatism.”

Haley has been the cheerleader-in-chief for this unnecessary road before – and now she’s touting it once again for her “Myrtle Beach Mafia” supporters (a.k.a. the corrupt leaders of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce).

“We really need an interstate,” Haley said.

No we don’t, governor … we need you and your fellow “conservatives” to start assigning highway dollars based on legitimate needs, not political fantasies.