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‘Mo Money, ‘Mo Potholes: Where To Rage




In case you haven’t been following this website’s coverage of the debate over whether to raise the gas tax in South Carolina – it boils down pretty simply.

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) – despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in new money – continues to neglect long-overdue repairs in favor of politically-motivated projects.  As a result, $100 million interchanges get built in the middle of nowhere … while critical economic corridors are left to crumble.

Oh, and SCDOT is all about keeping its piss poor management a secret …

S.C. Rep. Phyllis Henderson promised to get to the bottom of all this last year, but she’s done nothing.  Now her worthless legislative committee is hosting a public hearing (.pdf here) in the hopes of receiving “public testimony about the Department of Transportation.”

What a joke … more hearings?

How many hearings will it take for South Carolinians – who already pay more of their income on fuel than the residents of any other state save Mississippi and West Virginia – to realize they’re getting screwed with their pants on?

Citizens should give this agency – and Henderson’s committee – all sorts of hell.

They’ve robbed us blind … and even though state government is siphoning another $1.2 billion from taxpayers in the coming year, they still want to raise gas taxes.

Fed up?  You should be …

“Now is the time for the public to speak out regarding SCDOT and its numerous problems,” one advocate told us.

Indeed it is.  Citizens can reach Henderson’s committee by calling 803-212-6810.  Or better yet, email her directly here and let her know you’re sick of politicians (like her) continuing to let this agency abuse your trust and waste your money.

Henderson said she was going to stand up to SCDOT’s corruption … but she’s failed to do that.  Now it’s time to hold her accountable, too … and replace her and other State House politicians who have proven unwilling to protect our interests.