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Letter | Democratic policies from the north no answer for South Carolina

August 10, 2013 

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Re: July 21 letter from Joan Furlong, “Democrats a growing force in SC:”

Watch out Horry County, another liberal Democrat is out to change Myrtle Beach and South Carolina.

Yes, they most likely moved for the weather, ocean air and people, but failed to mention low taxes.Unless she is a high-income retiree I fear taxes don’t matter to Ms. Furlong, but they do matter to my neighbors and me. I moved here from the northeast with a record of high property taxes and a high cost of living. In South Carolina I now have low taxes, affordable housing and live close to the beach.

We are fortunate to have leaders such as Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Tom Rice. They are not the old guard but new forward-looking Republicans working to make all our lives better without overburdening us with taxes and increased regulations.

Ms. Furlongs statement about the Democrats’ commitment to strong public education, access to decent health care, livable wages, voter protection and ethical government is only missing the element that Democrats love: Their answer is to raise taxes. Our elected leaders have the same goals but with one difference; responsible decisions that do not tax us to death, allow businesses to grow and prosper and cut regulations.

While the Democrats talk about lifting people out of poverty, it sure seems strange that they do everything to keep them on a string so they depend on government one decade after another. One only needs to look at states and cities with Democratic liberal officials to see the decline in people’s lives and the same status quo.

Our most recent example is the bankruptcy of Detroit, where there is high unemployment and individuals struggling to get by because of the policies of liberal Democrat ic officials. Where is the progress Ms. Furlong?

So if you want to change, South Carolina please go back where you came from.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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