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FYI: The SC Chamber Of Commerce Is Not Your Friend




|| By FITSNEWS || Earlier this month the uber-liberal S.C. Chamber of Commerce (a.k.a. the “unified voice of business” in the Palmetto State) released its annual legislative scorecards for members of the S.C. General Assembly.

You may have seen them, you may have missed them … but we’re about to tell you all you need to know about them.

According to a release accompanying the scorecards, the Chamber listed “infrastructure” as one of its top priorities for 2015.  In fact this infrastructure issue figured prominently in the grades this organization doled out to lawmakers.

“The House passed an infrastructure plan by a two-thirds vote, and sent it to the Senate, which was a major step,” the release stated.  “The Senate was another story with back-and-forth infighting that precluded the body from ever debating a comprehensive infrastructure bill on the floor.”

Hmmmm.  Infrastructure … infrastructure … infrastructure.

What legislation are they talking about?

Oh right … they’re referring to a gasoline tax hike.  Or rather one of the multitude of gasoline tax hikes proposed by various “Republicans” during the 2015 legislative session.

Never mind that dirt poor South Carolinians already pay a higher percentage of their incomes on fuel than residents of any other state (save West Virginia or Mississippi).

Never mind that over the last three years, funding for the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has soared from $1.1 billion to $1.8 billion.

Oh, and never mind that SCDOT is corrupt to its core, incapable of prioritizing projects based on anything other than politics.

None of that matters to the “Chamber of Communists.”  Its leaders want to raise taxes so that their members (and powerful lawmakers with vested interests in the status quo) can continue profiting off of profligate government spending.

That’s not “infrastructure,” it’s insanity … and the people of South Carolina can’t afford to continue subsidizing it any longer.

Thank God one Senator had the balls to stand up to these leftist goons … who had the audacity to label opponents of the gas tax as “business unfriendly.”

Amazing …

The S.C. Chamber of Commerce is not the “unified voice of business” in the Palmetto State.  Instead, it is the voice of bigger government, higher taxes and more corruption … a.k.a. the status quo that continues to hold South Carolina back.

S.C. governor Nikki Haley used to understand that … in fact she was once among the Chamber’s most vocal critics.  But then she became part of the status quo, too.

Sad what the “business community” has become, isn’t it?