Well, with all the expansion of government spending and cutting of taxes over the last decade in our state, I just assumed that South Carolina had paid off any outstanding debt at the state level.
So imagine my suprise when our governor asks the federal government if we can use 700 million dollars of federal money to pay off state debt.
It is time for the South Carolina legislature and the governor, whoever maybe in office, to get better at managing our states affairs. Much better.
South Carolina citizens demand a lean yet strong state government, aimed at providing excellent services and infrastructure, with a tax structure that does not overly burden, but that keeps us ahead of the game, meaning paying off our debt(ourselves) and eventually funding our own rainy day, or sovereign fund. Government waste and fraud have to become things of the past by necessity.
We can neither afford a fat, bloated government loaded with pet projects and other unnecceary spending, nor a weak underfunded central government which is unable to keep its own britches from falling around its ankles. With all the push me-pull you antics going on, what we’ve ended up with is a wasteful, bloated government that still can’t keep its pants up, and that should be unacceptable- to the governor, to the legislature, and to the people.