November 6, 2019 - District 15 Senator Wes Climer announced his reelection campaign.
EDUCATION Climer states that South Carolina budgets $14,000 per student. So if each classroom has 20 students, the school is getting $280,000 per student yet paying teachers $40,000 a year. "Where is the extra money going?" he asks.
TAXES South Carolina enjoys a billion dollar surplus. His solution, return the money to the taxpayers.
TRANSPORTATION Bad roads are a tax on our time. The state needs need roads and will be getting them. "A ton of asphalt is coming this way,"
BUREAURACY "No lifetime pension for government employees." State workers should receive no extra benefits that the rest of the work force does not get.
ETHIC IN GOVERNMENT Climer supports mandatory audits for all politicians.Change political crimes from civil to criminal-meaning jail time for crooked pols found guilty just like bank robbers and purse snatchers.
OUR 2 CENTS Imagine any Democrat today saying, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
They would be denounced as a white supremacist, alt-right, Nazi-sympathizer. But that's exactly what Democrat President elect John F. Kennedy said to bipartisan support at his inauguration in January, 1960. This shows how far the Democratic Party has moved away from loyalty to country and community. Everything Democratic candidates have to offer is no mention of the benefits of living in the United States, just take from those who have earned it, and give to those who have not.
The Democratic Party motto in 2020 is "Ask what your country can do for you, not what you can do for your country.
Conservative Climer doesn't buy it. "(Government) It's about giving a hand up not a hand out."