Thursday, August 29, 2013

CCSD's McGinley: "Nothing Is Certain but Death and Taxes"

In this age of 15 minutes of fame, does anyone else recall the promises of Charleston County School District's Superintendent Nancy McGinley regarding the last campaign for the "penny sales tax"? Apart from this innocuous-sounding sobriquet, it had an expiration date. That promise probably ensured its passage.

Even Brian Hicks commented at the time that the district had gone from desiring to fix five seismically-challenged schools to asking for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Here we go again. 

Somehow the hundreds of millions weren't enough. McGinley has fired the first shot in her new venture into the pockets of Charleston County residents. Did anyone ever tell her that sales taxes fall unequally on the poor? Does she care?

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