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Thank Nikki Haley For Lexington Tax Hike Proposal

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Earlier this week we wrote on “Pennies for Progress,” a sales tax/ property tax hike being pushed by “leaders” in Lexington County, S.C.

Of course there’s another Lexington politician who deserves our “thanks” in the event this $400 million tax hike becomes law: S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

Haley had a chance to veto legislation authorizing this tax hike referendum.  In fact we encouraged her to do so – and praised S.C. Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) for his efforts to block the bill.

Sadly, Bryant’s filibuster was unsuccessful … and Haley signed the bill.

That means Lexington County – along with Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Georgetown, Jasper, Kershaw and Marlboro Counties – could see massive tax hikes this fall.

We’ve already addressed specific problems with the Lexington proposal, but for those of you who generally believe more government is the solution to what ails South Carolina (i.e. this) … think again.

But hey … Haley is a “conservative Republican.”  Just ask her …