Feb
6

OMB’s Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase
By Alexis Simendinger

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Please join us for the rally in Columbia on February 10Are you ready for a federal gas tax increase followed by a state gas tax increase? The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and some senators have proposed to fix the problem by raising gas taxes. This, however, is the wrong solution because it treats the symptom, and not the underlying reason for the shortfall.

Increasing the gas tax would simply allow Congress to increase spending on often-frivolous projects that do nothing for highway travelers, with no guarantee that it would keep spending below revenues. Thus, in two or three years we would be likely to see the fund once again run out of money.

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Dec
5

Ethics, Gas Tax Top SC Early Agenda

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Larry Martin Welcoming TaxesCOLUMBIA, SC — Round 2 of a showdown over ethics reform and various proposals to fix the state’s crumbling roads are among state senators’ upcoming legislative priorities.

Bills dealing with both issues were among more than 170 filed Wednesday – the first day that senators could introduce proposals before the January start of the next two-year session.

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Nov
23

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, Attends An Event in Jalandhar, India

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During her 10-day trade mission to recruit businesses and tourists, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was a constant presence in the Indian pressA U.S. governor of Indian descent returning to her parents’ birthplace was major news in the world’s second-most-populous nation over the past two weeks.

During her 10-day trade mission to recruit businesses and tourists, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was a constant presence in the Indian press.

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Sep
18

SC Republicans Issue Another Formal Rebuke of Lindsey Graham

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Part of the GangOn Monday evening, the Fairfield County GOP in South Carolina formally censured Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his activities in the U.S. Senate. The official GOP body in the state passed its own version of a 29-point resolution shredding Graham’s record in Washington as “in contravention of” principles of the Republican Party as contained in the South Carolina GOP platform.

“While entrusted with the office of Senator by the voters of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party,” the resolution reads in part, before delving into a devastating breakdown of Graham’s record in the U.S. Senate.

Items highlighted in the resolution include:

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May
9

Nikki Haley Raises Liberal Tempers; Proving She Is A Great Governor

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Governor Nikki Haley & Joe Dugan at Town HallGustavo Flaubert said: “The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.” Criticism is an interesting creature. It can be motivated purely by honesty, or it can be motivated by fear. It can be brought about because of anger, or because of a desire to see someone succeed. It is an adaptability that lends criticism its bizarre traits. It is only in a criticizers motive that we can understand his intention. Only once we understand his motive can we either accept or dismiss his criticism.

To put Flaubert’s quote in my own words: if a Conservative is doing great work, it will attract a flood of criticism from the Left. The more unsettling and rude the criticism, the better a job you are doing. South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley is finding this out the hard way.

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May
7

Sanford and Colbert Busch Head into Election Day Neck and Neck

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marksanfordTuesday is the day that will determine the political future of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Voters in South Carolina’s First District go to the polls Tuesday to pick their next U.S. Representative, and Sanford and his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch are heading into election day neck and neck.

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