more no money blues

I’ve been called for a special meeting of the SC Senate Finance Committee to be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 10 am. I understand the BEA has determined some new bad news. We’ve been dealing with a shortfall of at least $50 million and I think this number will get bigger. I could rant and rave because we didn’t cut taxes enough to jump start our anemic economy last year with a surplus of $1.5 billion.  I could plea: why did we allow government to almost double in my first term alone? I could holler: I told ya’ll so! I could continue to spew at the granite columns in the statehouse…they may listen. As you already know, common sense in Columbia is not common. You’ve heard these tunes many, many times already. 
                    
What do we do now? Continue to scrutinize the budget for more special projects to cut? Gaze at each Agency for inefficient spending? Stay tuned…