State Reps. Lowe & Erickson: South Carolina Issues Survey

We received an email from Beaufort State Rep. Shannon Erickson with a survey she has been circulating via email to get feedback for setting priorities for state government:


I hope that this email finds you well and prospering. As I hope you read in The Beaufort Gazette article yesterday, I am circulating a short questionnaire and would very much appreciate your input.


I have attached one in a “Word” document and pasted the contents below as well. I hope you will take a few minutes to mull over the questions, then please share your thoughts with me.


In talking with Erickson, we learned that she got the idea from State Rep. Phillip Lowe (R-Florence), who also circulated the survey amongst his constituents.  It seems like a pretty good idea, and we encourage our readers to fill one out and send it to their own legislators.

The core responsibilities of government are: (rate in order of importance)

Law Enforcement ­­­ ___ K-12 Education ___ Sewer, water, roads ___
Local government ___ Universities and Tec ___ Prison, juvenile, probation ___
Medicaid ___ Welfare ___ Other ________________ ___

How would you deal with budget shortfall?

___ Spend only what is available
___ Eliminate most agencies that are not core functions
___ Targeted cuts
___ Across the board cuts
___ Issue bonds
___ Raise user fees
___ Increase taxes
___ Other

Other than raising taxes and fees, what else would you like to see done to balance our budget?

___ Require able bodied welfare recipients to work
___ Privatize government services
___ Furlough days for state employees
___ Early release for non-violent criminals
___ Other

Should SC do the following?

___ Pass an Arizona style immigration law
___ Require welfare recipients to pass a drug test
___ Use tax credits to attract new industry
___ Fight for the rights of the unborn
___ Drill for natural gas
___ Use tax credits to support renewable energy
___ Make all agencies report online
___ Encourage school choice (public & private)


Optional:
Name:__________________________________ Email:__________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________

Send it to ... Shannon Erickson  129 S. Hermitage Road, Beaufort, SC 29902

1 Response to "State Reps. Lowe & Erickson: South Carolina Issues Survey"

  1. Rep Lowe 23/8/10 09:29
    These are the results of my likely voters from my district. Rep Phillip Lowe Florence and Sumter Counties

    The core responsibilities of government are: (in order of importance)
    1 Law Enforcement 2 K-12 Education 3 Sewer, water, roads
    4 Local government 5 Universities and Tec 6 Prison, juvenile, probation
    7 Medicaid 8 Welfare

    How would you deal with budget shortfall?
    81% Spend only what is available
    81% Eliminate most agencies that are not core functions
    66% Targeted cuts
    55% Across the board cuts
    34% Issue bonds
    26% Raise user fees
    11% Increase taxes

    Other than raising taxes and fees, what else would you like to see done to balance our budget?
    94% Require able bodied welfare recipients to work
    62% Privatize government services
    50% Furlough days for state employees
    49% Early release for non-violent criminals


    Should SC do the following?
    92% Pass an Arizona style immigration law
    90% Require welfare recipients to pass a drug test
    84% Use tax credits to attract new industry
    73% Fight for the rights of the unborn
    71% Drill for natural gas
    71% Use tax credits for to support renewable energy
    69% Make all agencies report online

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