Greenville, SC — Independent Republican candidate Tom Ervin issued the following statement responding to Sen. Sheheen’s and Gov. Haley’s plans for infrastructure funding:
A transportation plan that is secured by Sen. Sheheen’s borrowed funds and Gov. Haley’s projected revenue is as dangerous and pathetic as the roads in this state.
These are the types of empty promises we’ve come to expect from typical politicians in an election year.
Sen. Sheheen’s failure to commit a direct revenue source to our infrastructure needs will yield the same results we have come to expect from Columbia – beg, borrow and steal money from important programs like education and public safety.
Gov. Haley’s “secret plan” is actually worse. She will rely on an imaginary money tree in the legislature to fund our infrastructure needs. The result: kick the can down the road until it’s time to pay the bill. Regardless of claims to the contrary, that strategy will lead to a harmful tax increase on South Carolina.
We need principled long-term solutions when it comes to fixing critical infrastructure; not political speak about set-asides or the money tree from these two career politicians. My plan of eliminating the personal income tax, additional tax reform, and providing for dedicated funds for our crumbling roads and bridges will not only make South Carolina safer, but also provide for a robust inclusive economy.
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