Responding to a July 29 letter, I actually voted for Mark Sanford in 2012, and would like to say how delighted I am with the job he is doing for his constituents. Here are some of the reasons why:
First, he voted against the $10.5 billion patch to the Highway Trust Fund that spends $52 billion per year and takes in only $35 billion. The trust also funds mass transit programs, which pay nothing into the fund (read "California High Speed Rail to Nowhere") and others. The trust fund needs to be fixed, not patched again.
Secondly, he voted against funding for enforcement of the Dodd-Frank Act, which is arguably the second most flawed piece of legislation to ever come out of Congress, topped only by Obamacare.
And he voted against a bill that would have restricted companies from moving overseas to save taxes. Typical of this administration, it wanted to punish and restrict free enterprise, not reward it.
The solution to keeping companies at home is to lower our corporate tax rate, the highest in the world, and become competitive with other countries, not take punitive action against the people who provide the jobs and pay the bills.
I am very happy to have a congressman who looks out for the economic well-being of the country and understands that a nation with a $17 trillion debt must begin to pay that debt down and do it now; the clock is running. Thank you, Congressman Sanford.
St. Helena Island