In the Nov. 15 article, “Budget windfall could kill gas tax,” the governor spoke of cutting taxes. Nowhere was there any mention of providing an even adequate education for the children of our state. Education in South Carolina is crying out for reform, yet our elected officials act as if ignoring this problem will make it go away. Meanwhile we continue to shortchange our state with an undereducated population.
Roads and education are not our only problems. Mental health and a shortage of social workers to investigate and support abused and neglected children come to mind among other concerns.
And the governor is worried about reducing taxes.
Republicans appear to me to want to cut services to the poor while lining the wealthy’s pockets with more money. Why is it those who profess to be so “Christian” appear to be so unkind?
Katharine DuV. Beard