PEE DEE LEGISLATIVE RACE RAISES “TAXING” ISSUES …
|| By FITSNEWS || One of three “Republicans” seeking to represent Florence County in the S.C. House of Representatives has some major tax issues. In other words he would fit right in at the state capital … where “do as I say, not as I do” is the only law that’s consistently followed.
Robby Hill – a Florence city councilman who is running in a special election to represent House District 63 – owns a company with four outstanding liens totaling $53,000, according to local television station WBTW TV 13 (CBS – Florence/ Myrtle Beach, S.C.).
“I had a person who was not doing the best work with handling our books back then and I am very sure that we have since paid those taxes off,” Hill told WBTW’s Jana Jones last week.
But the taxes haven’t been paid off … in fact FITS has been provided with a pile of tax information on Hill which would seem to indicate the tax issues facing his information technology firm Hillsouth are even worse than he’s been letting on.
Eventually Hill admitted to Jones that his company owed money to the government and was in the process of trying to pay it off.
Is this a disqualification for office? Not necessarily … although Hill is touting himself as one of those “run government like a business” politicians, and this would seem to indicate he’s not the world’s best businessman.
Still … we get it.
Small businesses in South Carolina – the engines of job creation in the Palmetto State – struggle every day to stay afloat. Meanwhile wealthy corporations like Boeing get handed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax exemptions. It’s not fair … although Hill wasn’t smart enough to make that argument.
Anyway … assuming you care, Hill is running against social conservative Jay Jordan (who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress in 2012) and local small business owner Elijah Jones. The three are vying for the seat vacated two months ago by former S.C. Rep. Kris Crawford.
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