We do things a bit differently here in South Carolina
Rather than actually fix our states bass-ackward tax code, we prefer to keep our citizens stupid and then offer them gimmicks involving guns.
Only in South Carolina (which boasts the nations lowest high school graduation rate) will you find a tax free weekend on the purchase of firearms, which is precisely the sort of meaningless crap that our state legislature passes all the time.
Its not that weve got anything against guns (or stupid people, for that matter), but when politicians like the notoriously inane and opportunistic Mike Pitts consistently substitute gimmicks like this for real reform, we end up with no real reform.
And guess what, people
when youre a poor state with no investment and no jobs, no reform is no good.
But thank you, Rep. Pitts, for this tax free holiday on gun purchases.
Your symbolic support of the Second Amendment is touching, and were sure it says a lot about your commitment to preserving this basic American freedom.
Were also sure the NRA will stroke you a fat campaign check and endorse you from here to eternity, all of which is fine and good except none of it does a damn thing to move this state forward.
we love guns, the Second Amendment and the NRA as much as anybody, but were fooling ourselves if we think this does anything other than waste our time and create another ridiculous loophole in our tax code.
Its great that well keep this $15,000 or so out of government coffers this weekend, but at some point our politicians need to stop symbolically pandering and start substantively cutting our taxes.
Until then, well continue to be a stupid and poor state
that just so happens to be incredibly well-armed.http://www.fitsnews.com/2008/11/28/sister-get-your-gun/