Beware career politicians
According to the Dec. 2 paper, the state of South Carolina is finally looking to correct the state political corruption that has been around for years.
You can only imagine how much SCANA paid state legislators to allow the nuclear building fiasco that has been at ratepayers’ expense. Yet, like fools, we kept reelecting these same people year after year.
You might say “we deserve what we got.” I do not think all the culprits involved in this action have been exposed. Will they be exposed? I think this runs too deep. Time will tell, though, and we as voters can have a say.
What I do think should happen is taking a closer look at the local politicians and the stranglehold they have had over the local constituents. Like the state, many seem to be career politicians.
If you look at the increase in your local taxes, you will get some understanding. Infrastructure costs and the monies don’t seem to show up right up front. Hmmmm.
Look at the Whitehall settlement. At best, an acre of land there is worth $100,000, maybe $1 million total, yet the county will be paying close to $5 million? Ouch! Even $5 million would be too much for 10 acres. Hats off to the creative thinkers who came up with a very profitable idea. They had a great strategy but taxpayers are still footing the bill.
People had better start thinking about future elections and consider getting rid of more of their elected “professional politicians.” That includes national, state and local. – Robert Kiessling Lady’s Island