Limited Government Leaders Blast Haley On Tax Hike

GOVERNOR CRITICIZED FOR APPROVING $1.7 BILLION SALES TAX OPTION S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was blasted by limited government advocates this week over her decision to sign legislation permitting more than a dozen South Carolina counties to raise taxes by $1.7 billion. Fiscal conservatives in the S.C. Senate attempted to block…


S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was blasted by limited government advocates this week over her decision to sign legislation permitting more than a dozen South Carolina counties to raise taxes by $1.7 billion.

Fiscal conservatives in the S.C. Senate attempted to block the tax hike bill, but were unsuccessful in doing so … leaving it up to Haley to veto the measure.

She didn’t … despite her office receiving a flood of phone calls from opponents of the legislation.

“Haley heard you loud and clear,” Palmetto Liberty leader Talbert Black wrote in an email to his supporters. “She simply ignored you. I can’t say I’m surprised. You and I have seen the signs before. In fact, the pattern is pretty predictable. When a politician refuses to publicly declare their position on legislation it is because they hope to be able to quietly oppose the will of the people.”

According to Black, the governor “decided that enabling a new tax was more important than listening to the will of the people.”

“Remember, when you are fighting your county to stop this new local option sales tax, that Haley could have stopped it,” he added. “Instead she signed it.”

That’s right …

Ashley Landess of the S.C. Policy Council – a libertarian-leaning, limited government think tank – also flatly disputed Haley’s contention that she was vetoing the bill because it interfered with local autonomy.

“If the governor and the legislature really believe citizens should make decisions at the local level without interference from Columbia, then give them the full authority to do so,” Landess told FITS. “But Columbia politicians have no intention of giving up power over the counties or anything else. Legislative delegations control everything from county election commissions to school board appointments – and they aren’t about to give up that power. It’s absurd for the governor and legislators to claim to want citizens to have control of their own government at any level – they don’t, and they fight us over it every year.”

That’s true … which is one reason we supported calls for Haley to veto this bill.

If elected officials can prevent government from robbing people of their hard-earned money, they should do so.  Otherwise, all that “limited government” talk is just that … talk.

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Thomas June 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Limited government leaders are unorganized, have no voice in the community, have no voice in the statehouse, have no clue how legislation such as this can be scuttled, and are vain to complain after the train wreck. People are too busy working two, three jobs to pay attention to politics. And D.C. is against you.

Time for Contigency Plan B: Take over City, County Councils and School Boards by recruiting and running candidates. You know, from the ground up. It will take 16 years to get results…atleast.

Enough said, take action

Goldwater64! June 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm

In other words,

Grow up conservatives!

Barry Goldwater said that in 1960!Apparently 54 years later?

Ya’ll still Aint got the message

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Barry also said we needed to ‘NUKE’ the dykes in North Vietnam and the war would be over.
The USA would have won that war and we would not be subjected today , ’54 years later’ to the filthy , American hating/Vietnam era fucked up Godless druggies and tenured state controlled public university professors that brainwashed a piece of shit like muslim pResident Obama and the Marxists ,socialists/liberals that have infiltrated our communities ,schools and houses of Faith.
Did I cover it all? :-)

Torch June 26, 2014 at 8:45 am

Do you go to Westboro Baptist church?

Thomas June 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

The hardcore Republican conservatives lost the public relations battle for the hearts and minds. Calling for cutting entitlements, entire Executive Branch departments will do it. The last bastion of conservatives, the Tea Party lost the public relations battle first by allowing false claims of racism to stand and having evangelicals preach their ridiculous bible interpretations. Welcome to the newly branded Republican Party. Using the word Progressive to hide Liberalism for Democrats is to using the word Prsgamatists to hide Conservatism for Republicans. You heard it here first.

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Since muslim Obama was elected pResident , the Republican Party , despite a LAWLESS/CRIMINAL DOJ/pResident and IRS , controls 30 governorship’s , controls the House of Representatives , gained two Senate seats.
For the first time since RECONSTRUCTION (Google ‘Civil War’ uninformed Obama voters) the Republican Party controls BOTH the state and house legislatures in a MAJORITY of states.
Idiot. You are fucking dumber than Buz , Smirks and Deo VinDunce COMBINED!!!!

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Fraud.Ronald Reagan was elected ONLY because of the ‘moral majority’ and evangelical/Biblical Christian vote. No Jerry Fallwell or Ralph Reed , NO Ronald Reagan.
Reagan was smart enough to figure this out and was a man of strong Faith and love for America.
Establishment Republicans and RINO’S have forgotten WHO brought em to the party after the myth of JFK and the debacle of liberals Nixon and Carter.
Just a fact.

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 10:35 pm

All politics are LOCAL! Conservatives do very well in LOCAL elections.

CNSYD June 25, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Limited government leaders Sic Willie proclaims. Then he quotes all two of them. Another huge swath i guess.

James June 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Why the change to Limited Government Leaders from Tea Party Leaders? Could it be the fact the Tea Party’s approval rating is half that of Obama? Call the what you want they are still Teanuts.

Beartrkkr June 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm

The Tea Party seems to be slowly evolving into nothing more than teabagging…they’re all nuts.

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Working the phones today.
A ‘group’ I trust in Florida that does some polling has Haley up over Sheheen 56%-44%.
I asked the ‘group’ to add self-identified Idependent Republican Tom Ervin into the data it collects in the next several weeks (his name has never come up in research for polling with voters in SC).
They doubt Ervin can get 2% of the vote. Haley is a LOCK according to this ‘group’.

WW June 25, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Just as we suspected Sandi, YOU ARE ON HALEY’S PAYROLL!!
Therefore EVERY word, EVERY post is tainted with Haley lies and Bull $h1t!!!!!!
Take a long hike off of a very short pier into a very deep ocean!

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I am not on Haley’s payroll.Just have some family and friends that do this kind of ‘thing’. Kinda a hobby for me. My grandfather actually voted for John Anderson in 1980.
Not the only political races I asked about from the ‘group’ and be assured it ain’t good news for Dems in November.

Deo Vindice SC June 29, 2014 at 6:29 am

Is your ” group ” into anal sex or other perverted republican sex games ?

Beartrkkr June 25, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Being the incumbent governor in SC with (R) beside your name nearly guarantees a win. Probably the only way should could lose would be to personally yank the confederate flag down, wipe her butt with it, then drag a statue of Robert E Lee around the state house grounds while wearing an I love Sherman T-shirt.

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

LOL! If she did do that she would deserve to lose , in my opinion.
Robert E.Lee was a Biblical Christian, Lincoln was a disingenuous fraud like Obama , Grant was a drunk and Sherman was a terrorist and murderer like Al Queda.
You must have attended public schools?

Beartrkkr June 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

WTF does that have to do with public schools? I gave a outlandish scenario, one of only a few that would cause Haley to lose, and it’s related to public schools how?

Mad Mammoth June 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Ervin again? You are a one trick pony. This could be an article about Will’s foot fetish, and you would still bring up Tom Ervin. You really need to talk to a professional about your Ervin obsession.

Sandi Morals June 25, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I talk about a lot of subjects on this blog. I just posted a comment about Goldwater and fucked up American haters like you.
In my opinion Will has an obsession about defeating Haley , NOT a foot fetish. That is okay.
Don’t matter if it is Tom Ervin , Elmer Fudd or ANY other cartoon character without a life. I just don’t want to see a Democrat elected to ANY political office in America. They are eveil as are RINO’s.
Just the way I see it. NEXT!!!

Deo Vindice SC June 29, 2014 at 6:22 am

So what is your point / spew ?

Torch June 26, 2014 at 8:26 am

I prefer to call them Kochsuckers.

idiotwind June 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

thats fucking brilliant. you need to copyright that.

Deo Vindice SC June 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Why is this even a story ? Nikki has fucked SC taxpayers into a pub world of no meaning. Move on please.

Deo Vindice SC June 25, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Why not Captian Kangroo ? Shit, Nikki Haley is even better. Please, LOOL.

M326 June 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I am one of the people and I supported Nikki’s decision. Who are all these fools talking on my behalf–one of the people. Our representatives have spoken on this already. In our country, Mr. Black, you can elect another representative or run yourself if they don’t represent the people as you think they should. Then let the people tell you. That’s how the system works. A governor should have very good reasons to veto something which the representatives of the people have passed into law. Grow up and use the system and let the people communicate to you.

mark June 26, 2014 at 10:13 am

Will Haley lose in November, take that one way trip to India and live off the Turks and Caicos account?????????

idiotwind June 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

Landess makes no sense at all. counties were given a free hand in this issue. they are not being forced to impose a tax. take it up with your county council. and maybe stop voting for the same 6-pack of shitheads every time.

GayletheGambler June 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Let’s legalize marijuana and tax it heavily to fund our roads and bridges. Whoever thought we would have a state lottery? Everyone knows “sin” taxes can benefit the public.


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