Trey Whitehurst Statement on Today’s House Adjournment
May 30, 2008
Trey Whitehurst Statement on Today's House Adjournment "I was excited to see today that the SC House of Representatives actually voted to sustain the first three of Governor Sanford's vetoes that attempted to rein in our runaway spending. I was thinking that we might finally give our taxpaying families a real break for a change from this outrageous state spending that has risen 41% in the last three years. Then I saw that some of the same architects of the government spending spree voted to adjourn for the weekend and not take up the other vetoes. Although my opponent has been claiming to be a "conservative" and putting out mail that says he supports spending restraint, he has shown once again that he's just an election-year conservative by voting against the governor's efforts to protect taxpayers from excessive spending. The South Carolina Club for Growth issued a statement today regarding the South Carolina House of Representatives' decision to adjourn after taking up only three of Governor Sanford's appropriations vetoes. "Today's adjournment came shortly after Rep. Dan Cooper saw that too many legislators were standing up for taxpayers by supporting the governor's vetoes. It was shocking that he made a motion to adjourn for the weekend - even though it was just past 2:00 pm on a Thursday." said Matt Moore, Executive Director of SC Club for Growth. "Big-spending liberals in the House today showed their true colors by cutting and running after they were defeated. By voting to adjourn rather than continuing to stand with the governor, certain legislators proved their true addiction to spending. It's simply wrong that the status-quo legislators will use this extra time to twist arms and cut more backroom deals that are bad for taxpayers," said Moore.