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.
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.