I know the election for Governor isn’t until November, but right now the race is a virtual dead-heat between the incumbent, the oh-so-transparent Republican Nikki Haley, and the challenger, Democratic state Senator, and Smallville resident, Vincent Sheheen. And if Nikki keeps pulling stunts like this, well, that may change in a way she won’t like.
This week Haley announced that she has a plan to repair the state’s roads and bridges with what she calls a “road map for future infrastructure funding, and that it won’t include a tax increase” but she isn’t saying what her plan entails until January; after the election.
See, it’s like this: elect me and I’ll tell you my plan to fix the roads and it won’t cost you a dime; or, don’t elect me and my plan goes away and the roads don’t get fixed and you’ll all suffer.
It’s either a giant lie — go figure, it’s Haley — or else she’s blackmailing the people of South Carolina into voting for her. But that’s our Nikki … so transparent.
Sidenote: while Nikki won’t talk of her plan, except to tell us that we won’t be paying for it, Vincent Sheheen has pointed out any number of ways to fund road and bridge repair, including long-term bonds, dedicating general fund surpluses for infrastructure and increasing vehicle registration fees.
And I know some folks will hate this idea, that they actually have to pay to have the roads and bridges upon which they travel, repaired and strengthened, but at least it’s a plan and not some “I have a dream but I won’t tell you unless you vote me” political ploy of a desperate women trying to keep her job.