South Carolina Gov Vetoes Abuse And Rape Prevention Funding, Calls It A Distraction
Quit distracting me! I'm trying to destroy a state here!
Haley explained these vetoes in the Department of Health and Environmental Control budget by writing, "Each of these lines attempts to serve a portion of our population for which we extend our sympathy and encouragement, but nevertheless, it is only a small portion of South Carolina's chronically ill or abused. Overall, these special add-on lines distract from the agency's broader mission of protecting South Carolina's public health."
(emphasis added. By me.)
Oh. I see. Victims of rape and abuse don't make up a particularly large voting bloc? So who cares about them?
This is your Tea-Party, America. This is who they are. They do not care about anything except enacting policies to further enrich the already wealthy or damage government's ability to do anything positive. Trying to prevent rape and domestic violence? That's just a "distraction."