In her latest campaign event, GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley spoke Thursday evening in Greenville at a “Take Our Government Back” rally.
At Thursday night’s rally Haley once again talked about government accountability.
What we need to do is learn to live within our means. What we need to do is understand that it’s not what you spend it’s how you spend, and South Carolina’s going to start spending the right way.
As a guest earlier on radio station WORD, Haley spoke on accountability.
I want you to see a difference in how every one of those agencies in my cabinet performed and how we restructured it and made it better within one year. There’s no excuse. It is too much involved in the bureaucracy and not enough about serving the people of this state. And we’re going to keep working until we make that happen.
In an interview with WORD’s Bob McLain Haley had this to say about her opponent, Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen.
I think it’s an interesting dynamic to look at. Here’s someone who opposes the Arizona immigration law. Here’s someone who supports ObamaCare. Here’s someone who is against objective standards for worker’s comp reform. Here’s someone who will not take a stance on pro-life issues. He doesn’t want to talk about those issues. I’m going to keep talking about them. They’re too important to the people of this state to not talk about.
Meanwhile, Sheheen says his Republican opponent accused him Thursday of resisting government reforms. Sheheen asserts that the opposite is true, that he has for four years pushed many the same reforms that Haley is including in her campaign program.
She had legislation to stop state agencies from paying lobbyists. She had restructuring provisions identical to the ones that I fought long and hard about. That includes taking duties from the Budget and Control Board and creating the Department of Administration.
Sheheen asserts that Haley knows that he has been on the forefront of reform.
She hasn’t introduced much legislation over the last six years. I have introduced legislation to bring oversight through an empowered governor’s office, through an inspector general’s office to root out waste and abuse, and I’ve worked hard to reign in lobbyists and I have pending legislation to stop using state dollars from being used to pay lobbyists.
Sheheen denies that he has balked at requiring legislators to vote on the record. “The fact is I’ve introduced legislation in the Senate to require roll call voting,” says Sheheen. “This year I continue to support it.”
(Sheheen segment by reporter William Christopher)