Rather than working together for the good of American citizens, Congress has decided to hold our country hostage leaving many individuals and families wondering how they will financially survive if a compromise is not reached soon. I firmly believe that permanent reduction in pay, benefits, and pension for member of Congress will result in true representation for the people. It is time to revert back to the non-partisan days of President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil when both sides worked together to accomplish common goals. ALL Americans deserve more grass roots representation that will reflect true support.
Here’s what our senator just posted on Facebook:
“I shouldn’t get a congressional salary while other federal employees are denied the ability to go to work. I’m going to take my salary during the government shutdown and donate it to the Wounded Warrior Project.”
Here’s a chance to be a good citizen. Polls close at 7 p.m. If you want to know if you should be voting, go to https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo to find your senate district.
Hint: if you have voted for Robert Ford in the past, you should go vote. This election is to fill his seat after ethics violations on his part.
If you want to know how our top three Republicans ranked with voters (well, voters who cast ballot in 2 of 3 primaries) catch our story in The Post and Courier Wednesday. Hint: The results come as no surprise.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is the biggest name coming to Columbia Saturday to talk about Common Core, an education initiative four years in the making that is drawing more attention. South Carolina is among 45 states planning to make the change, but Saturday’s conference – sponsored by the group S.C. Parents Involved in Education – seeks to put on the brakes. Scott will join state Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau, and other education advocates in exploring a policy change many have never heard of.