Posts Tagged ‘Nikki Haley’

Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy Endorse GOP Establishment Candidate Marco Rubio

Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy have shown their true colors by endorsing Marco Rubio in the GOP primary. It comes as no big surprise to see Trey Gowdy jump on the Rubio bandwagon. Gowdy has been a good little GOPe puppet since he arrived in congress. However, it is more disturbing to see Tim Scott go “full on establishment” with his endorsement of Marco Rubio.

One would expect a Senator, who supposedly rejects open borders and amnesty, to also reject a candidate who champions and advocates those causes. A big red flag was raised when Tim Scott rushed to the side of our race hustling Governor Nikki Haley, in a breakneck effort to remove the battle flag from the civil war soldiers’ memorial. It was a cowardly act of disrespect to the fallen, their families and the citizens of South Carolina.

Combine the flag betrayal with Scott’s endorsement of Rubio and we are now getting a more clear picture of who Tim Scott actually is. Turns out, he’s simply another phony Tea Party poser, a politically correct, amnesty loving, GOP establishment lapdog. He’s just another career politician, who has become a puppet of big money donors and the Chamber of Commerce, just like his cohorts: Trey Gowdy and Nikki Haley.

I’ve officially written off Tim Scott and will be looking for an alternate choice when he’s up for reelection. Many of us who support small, accountable government, also support term limits. It’s now time for voters to tell Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy that their terms are over. We’ve seen quite enough. Wind up puppet Marco Rubio? Really? Thanks, but no thanks.

Neocon Nikki Haley Unveils Another Record Budget: New Gas Tax Swap Scam

Our Phony Tea Party governor, Nikki Haley, shows her true colors once again by burdening South Carolina citizens with a new record budget of $7.5 billion dollars. Included in the budget is a new 10c per gallon state tax on gasoline, swapped with a 2% state income tax decrease. In all those Tea Party rallies I attended, I do seem to remember the chants of “Not Taxed Enough Already“.

Oh, wait! That wasn’t it. It was “Taxed Enough Already“. Now I get it. That was the “TEA” in Tea Party. Evidently, Nikki Haley didn’t get it. She never has and she never will.

Tea Party members simply want to see smaller government, along with lower taxes. The idea that government would increase taxes in one area, in order to give tax breaks in another area, is a zero sum gain. It’s the old tax swap scam, a political game that always leaves the citizens on the short end of the stick. Can you say “sales tax for property tax” swap? That didn’t work out too well for the citizens of South Carolina. Our property taxes are now higher than ever and we are still burdened with the higher sales tax. That is exactly the same thing that will happen with Nikki’s new gas tax swap scam.

Nikki Haley Signs Law Giving Tax Breaks For The Rich on Their 2nd Home
(But Nothing For The Average Citizen’s Primary Residence)

All this comes on the heels her attacks on the popular GOP primary front runner Donald Trump and her implicit support for amnesty for illegal aliens. Also, let us not forget race hustling Nikki Haley’s mad rush to remove the confederate flag from the Civil War soldiers monument at the State House. Haven’t we had enough of phony Tea Party, race hustling, tax and spend politicians like Nikki Haley?

The fact of the matter is, Haley wants even more revenue to feed the wasteful bureaucratic mess that is South Carolina government, including the broken School System’s bloated bureaucracy and the debt riddled Transportation Department. Rather than cutting layers of bureaucrats, administrators and paper shufflers, who do little more than siphon off resources our State Government can’t afford, Haley’s priority is more taxes on S.C. citizens.

Sadly, these days, it seems more often than not, the Statehouse political elite appear to be working against the best interest of the citizens in our great state of South Carolina. Considering Governor Haley’s track record so far, she is looking a lot less like the Tea Party conservative she pretended to be during her campaign, and more like the GOP establishment political hack she actually is.

Neocon Nikki Haley Endorses Progressive Mitt Romney

Those in the Tea Party movement, who were skeptical of Governor Haley’s anti-establishment message during the campaign, had their suspicions confirmed today, as Necon Nikki rejected Tea Party constitutional conservative Michele Bachmann and instead, endorsed big government progressive Mitt Romney. It certainly makes one wonder what might be next on Haley’s agenda. Perhaps it’s the “sales tax swap” scam that’s already been floated by her administration.

There turned out to be quite a few Tea Party posers in the 2010 campaign, who are now exposing themselves with their endorsements. Governor Haley is clearly the queen of posers in this regard. She passed the largest budget in South Carolina history, gave tax breaks to those who could afford a 2nd home (but not average citizens who really needed the tax break).

So far, Nikki Haley has been a huge disappointment to Tea Party activists in SC, who are still waiting the smaller, more efficient, less intrusive government Haley promised during her campaign.

The fact of the matter is, Haley wants even more revenue to feed the bloated and wasteful bureaucratic mess that is South Carolina government, including the broken School System’s bloated bureaucracy and the debt riddled Transportation Department. Rather than cutting layers of bureaucrats, administrators and paper shufflers, who do little more than siphon off resources our State Government can’t afford, Haley’s priority is to endorse a progressive neocon like Mitt Romney.

Considering Governor Haley’s track record so far, she is looking a lot less like the constitutional conservative she pretended to be during her campaign, and more like an establishment political hack, heading straight for a one term Governorship.

SC Point Of Sale Law: H.3713 (If you can afford a 2nd home, Nikki Haley has your back)

Today, amid much self-aggrandizing, Nikki Haley signed into law the new “Point of Sale bill” (H.3713). H.3713 was supposed to correct an issue with legislation from 2006, specifically: Act 388, which reassessed property values (normally upward) at the time the property is purchased. H.3713 was intended to decrease this new assessment by 25%, so as not to burden an already shaky real estate market.

Sounds like a pretty good plan, right?

Well, not so fast there Tea Partiers. Neocon Nikki and her progressive buddies have other plans. The property tax break isn’t going to apply to the average S.C. taxpayer. It’s only for those who can afford to purchase a 2nd (or 3rd) home. That’s right. It doesn’t apply to a primary residence. But that’s OK, We’re all planning on buying an ocean front house at Myrtle Beach and another mountain spread up on the Cliffs of Glassy, right?

The reality is quite different for a significant number of SC residents, who are (or have been) involved in a foreclosure. Additionally, property taxes can be the largest yearly expense for the elderly and those on fixed or limited incomes. That’s closer to the reality of the situation many find themselves in. This leaves many Carolinians wondering if the tax breaks are really going to the right people?

Isn’t Nikki Haley supposed to be a small government, lower taxes, Tea Party movement backed candidate? If so, why not extend the property tax breaks to everyone? Why are the tax breaks extended to only the most affluent citizens in the state? Perhaps it’s because establishment politicians can’t help but grow the size and scope of government, and it doesn’t matter if they’ve previous wrapped themselves in the “Don’t tread on me” flag. Haley’s support of this bill typifies the kind of hypocrisy we see in our state government.

Governor Haley, I’m still waiting on the cuts and the smaller, more efficient, less intrusive government you promised. Remember your gubernatorial campaign? We do. No more record budgets, please.

The fact of the matter is, Haley needs more revenue to feed the bloated and wasteful bureaucratic beast that is our failed S.C. education system. Let’s not forget the debt riddled Transportation Department and the rest of our bloated and broken government. Rather than cut layers of bureaucrats, administrators and paper shufflers. who are just taking up space in our state government, politicians find it easier to do nothing. Well, except maybe to pass out special favors and tax breaks to those who help them get elected. That appears to be exactly what happened with H.3713.

South Carolina Senator Hugh Leatherman made the most ludicrous statement of this entire spectacle, opining..

“I’ve always heard if nobody’s happy, it’s a pretty good compromise,” Leatherman said.

Only by using political pretzel logic can a plan that everyone hates be considered a success. This is what you get when you “compromise” …on your principles.

We can only imagine the great compromise that will be reached when Nikki rolls out her shiny new state sales tax swap. Stay tuned for that debacle.

Sadly, these days, it seems more often than not, the Statehouse political elite appear to be working against the best interest of the citizens in our great state of South Carolina.

Nikki Haley Is Already Supporting New Tax Increases

In the recent Upstate Voice article highlighting the SC Tax Commission’s proposed tax increases, I wondered how the Tea Party backed Gubernatorial Candidate Nikki Haley would weigh in on the issue. To my dismay, I discovered that she actually supports re-instating the sales tax on Groceries.

In a recent interview with The State, Haley stated her position.

Haley said she favors taxing groceries because eliminating the tax “didn’t create one job.”

Are you kidding me? So, all tax decreases must somehow create jobs? Can she be certain the lower taxes didn’t create even one job? I suspect the lower taxes did indeed contribute to job growth.

My reservations regarding Nikki Haley appears to be justified, considering her stance on adding new taxes. Like most other establishment political insiders, she doesn’t get it.

The majority of S.C. citizens oppose any form of new tax increases. Tea Party members simply want to see smaller government, along with lower taxes. The idea that government would increase taxes in one area, in order to give tax breaks in another area, is a zero sum gain. It’s the old tax swap scam, a political game that always leaves the citizens on the short end of the stick. Can you say sales tax for property tax swap? That didn’t work out too well for most of us.

Nikki Haley needs to rethink her position on this issue. The government doesn’t “create jobs”. Government needs to get out of the way and let the free market work. “Government isn’t the solution to our problems, government is the problem -Ronald Regan”. Nikki Haley needs to understand that concept.

I want to hear specifics from Nikki Haley on how she plans to shrink South Carolina government, not how she supports central planning and tax swaps in an effort to spur job growth. That sounds more like a progressive neocon agenda, rather than a true conservative agenda.