Columbia Town Hall Meeting on the SC Budget Crisis, Wednesday April 27

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The South Carolina Progressive Network describes the event as follows:

Join us for an important TOWN HALL meeting!

Is South Carolina broke? Or is our tax code broken?

April 27, 7 – 8:30 pm

SC State Museum, 301 Gervais St., Columbia

FREE and open to the public!

PANEL
Dr. Mike Fanning, who works with 
Reduce Our Awful Tax Rates, a coalition that includes the state Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Holley Ulbrich, Professor Emerita of Economics, Clemson University

Moderator: Brett Bursey, Director, SC Progressive Network

TALK BACK
After a panel discussion, the public will be invited to ask questions and make comments. We need YOU at the table for this important conversation. Come out and speak up!

Read more about this event here.  If you’re in the Columbia area, please attend.

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One thought on “Columbia Town Hall Meeting on the SC Budget Crisis, Wednesday April 27

  1. The SC Progressive Network as a more in-depth breakdown of the speakers here:

    http://www.scpronet.com/wordpress/2011/04/20/town-hall-panel-to-debate-is-south-carolina-broke/

    ‘Dr. Holley Ulbrich, Professor Emerita of Economics at Clemson University, will present the case that there is sufficient revenue to fund a moral budget that reflects our values as a society. “By any measure, our state and local tax system has failed to reflect our shared values of justice, of freedom, of compassion, and of opportunity,” Ulbrich said. “Instead, we have focused on tax cuts and failed to update our antiquated revenue system, standing idly by while our tax base continues to erode.”

    ‘Dr. Mike Fanning, who has been working with Chambers of Commerce across the state to promote comprehensive tax reform, will lay out the case to lower taxes and balance the budget. “How can a state claim to be broke?” Fanning asked. “Our legislators choose to collect taxes at twice the rate needed to run government while giving away billions in special interest exemptions.”

    ‘Network Director Brett Bursey said, “The Chambers of Commerce and the Progressive Network agree that tax breaks are leaving too much money on the table and that our political leadership refuses to acknowledge that the money exists. When the public understands we’re not broke and forces the politicians to reform the tax code, then we can have a productive fight over how to spend the money.”’

    – When the Progressive Network and the Chamber of Commerce are talking about the same problem, you should pay attention.

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