|| By FITSNEWS || The town of Lexington, S.C. passed a tax hike this week.
By a 5-to-1 margin, the town’s council approved the $2.1 million annual levy – which it claims will go toward new transportation projects. Voting for the tax hike? Mayor Steve MacDougall, mayor pro-tem Hazel Livingston and council members Todd Shevchik, Todd Carnes and Ron Williams.
Make no mistake: All five of these fiscal liberals should be voted out of office at the earliest opportunity …
Appearing at the meeting to speak out in support of the new levy? Lexington County council chairman Johnny Jeffcoat – who is pushing an eight-year, $300 million tax hike at the county level.
According to Jeffcoat – who is not running for reelection – opponents of tax increases in Lexington have something in common.
“They stick together and are Mormons,” he said during the meeting.
Last fall, Lexington County voters rejected an eight-year, $270 million tax hike by a 2-to-1 margin.
Is Jeffcoat saying all of them are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?