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For the Fab Four: Myth of SC’s Fiscal Conservatives

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Read Policy Council President Ashley Landess’ editorial in Statehouse Report debunking the way our legislative leaders recently spun their policies as “fiscally conservative.” (See “Responsible reforms will stabilize budget,” Jan. 4, The State)

“It’s time for some blunt talk about why their claims of “fiscal conservative policies” are absurd and misleading,” Landess said. “Senators Glenn McConnell and Hugh Leatherman, House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Rep. Dan Cooper credit themselves for ‘holding the line on taxes.’ They don’t point out that they blew through a billion-dollar budget surplus, raised fees, used one-time stimulus money to fund recurring programs and grew spending to the point that it is unsustainable today.”

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Written by SC Policy Council

January 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

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