Back in the spring, we called him out on his shameless backing of just tax credits for private school tuition, but not tuition vouchers. Tuition tax credits will likely accomplish very little other than keep those private schools rich and elite.
On Sunday, he basically admitted, via the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, that his idea of school choice would do little more than use your tax dollars to give kickbacks to that small percentage of the state’s population who can afford to get their kids out (and who largely have already bolted), while telling everyone in the middle and lower income brackets to kiss his ass:
Millwood, like Rich, said he favors a tax credit.
When asked how low-income students would benefit from a tax credit plan, Millwood said, "I'll have to get back to you." He said there were "a lot of student grant organizations out there," but when asked where they were he said he didn't know and that he'd never looked into it.
Talk about clueless. We bet the folks at SCRG are proud of this rocket scientist.
It's stupid moments like this that make us wonder if he didn't just play the Pied Piper for the Kool-Aid drinkers at SCRG and Club for Growth. Tell 'em what they want to hear so they'll fund his campaign - which they did by the truckload.
The problem with making big promises in order to get elected is that you’ll be expected to deliver what you promised once you win. Apparently in his rush to say or do anything to get elected, Mr. Millwood didn’t consider that anyone would take him at his word.
You almost have to feel sorry for the folks of his district. Given that district’s strong GOP lean, combined with the fact his Democratic opponent is at least as lousy as Millwood, this guy will probably be their State Representative for the next two years.
But democracy IS based upon the premise that people deserve to get what they vote for. Don't be surprised if Millwood delivers it - good and hard.
A shout-out to the folks at Vierdsonian Democracy for catching Millwood in the act.