PALMETTO STATE RANKED AMONG “LEAST FREE” IN AMERICA
By FITSNEWS || South Carolina has fared poorly on a new report which ranks states based on their willingness to embrace the free market – a report which also highlights a nationwide trend toward more government and less economic freedom.
Seriously … it’s been like this for years in the Palmetto State. Yet rather that implement free market policies to help turn things around, “Republican” S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen to advance a fiscally liberal agenda on taxes, spending, education and (most notably) government-subsidized health care.
While our neighboring states blow past us …
Anyway, according to the Fraser Institute’s “Index of Economic Freedom in North America,” South Carolina was one of eleven states classified as the “least free” economically in America. Meanwhile the United States itself continues to see its economic freedom decline.
In fact, “on average, Canadian provinces now have a higher level of economic freedom on the world-adjusted index than US states,” the report noted.
“High levels of economic freedom help create prosperity and economic growth for working families,” the report’s authors stated. “The freest economies operate with minimal government interference, relying on personal choice and markets to decide what’s produced, how it’s produced and how much is produced. As government imposes restrictions on these choices, there’s less economic freedom.”
Indeed … this stuff isn’t rocket science, people.
Well, unless of course you are an elected official in South Carolina.