May 14 2015
I have used parliamentary procedures for several weeks to block the gas tax hike. Unfortunately, the bill is up for debate. I voted against this motion. There is no way I will ever support a $800 million tax increase on the citizens of The Palmetto State.
Now, we must see if we can amend the bill to make it less abhorrent. Hopefully, we can offset the gas tax with an income tax decrease. Also, we must reform the department of transportation, because it is a very inefficient agency. They do not use enough of the money they get to repair and maintain our crumbling roads and deteriorating bridges.