Archie Parnell understands that if cheap labor and low taxes were the keys to prosperity then South Carolina would be the richest state in America instead of one of the poorest. That’s why our plan focuses on creating the high paying jobs we need.
Infrastructure Investment: Not only do we encourage new economic investment by fixing our crumbling roads and bridges, but we create new high-paying jobs right now by including provisions that give preference to local contractors.
Small Business: We will not only fight the Trump plan to eliminate programs that encourage and support small businesses (like Community Development Block Grants), but work to drive more resources our small businesses.
Raising Wages: We also recognize that, with one in three jobs in South Carolina paying less than $25,000 per year, we must do more to ensure that our working families earn an honest day’s pay for their honest day’s work. We can begin right now by giving a third of South Carolinians a raise and working towards a living wage.
OUR OPPONENT voted against raising the Gas Tax to fix our state’s roads and bridges as well as opposing a $5 million increase in Rural Infrastructure spending.