MAGNOLIA STATE GETS IN RIGHT …
South Carolina is an unqualified goat rodeo, people … a banana republic masquerading as a state. Of course it has one redeeming quality: It isn’t Mississippi.
Everything wrong with South Carolina (and trust us, it’s an exhaustive list) is usually worse off over in the Magnolia State … although both states apparently share the same affinity for uber-liberal “Republican” Senators.
So while we love to mock establishment “Republican” governor Nikki Haley for her cheesy “It’s a Great Day in South Carolina” slogan – she’s telling the truth.
If the measuring stick is Mississippi …
Mississippi did get something right this week: According to a poll commissioned by the state’s Americans For Prosperity (AFP) affiliate, 86 percent of respondents said they would not favor increasing the gasoline tax. Meanwhile 73 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to vote against a lawmaker who supported a gas tax hike.
Obviously AFP polling should be taken with a grain of salt … but those are impressive margins.
Back in South Carolina, a proposed gas tax increase is gasping for breath thanks to the work of S.C. Senator Tom Davis – who has filibustered the $800 million annual tax hike in back-to-back legislative sessions.
Maybe free market-backers in Mississippi could borrow him to fight their proposed tax hike?
Nah … we need to keep Davis where he is.
Mississippi can have Haley instead …
(It’s a Great Day in Mississippi?)