S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley vetoes nearly $500,000 to rape and sexual abuse programs

Reposted from a story on July 10, 2012 By: Robert Sobel!

 South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Mia’s thoughts- thinking of voting republican? well read below, god forbid any woman you care about is ever raped but If she is republicans say let her have the baby, let her get aids because were not paying for the emergency care !

Republican governors across the country haven’t been shy about taking an ax to their state budgets. With an obsession with austerity, Republicans put cutting spending above anything else even if it harms people in their own state.

One of the leading Republican lawmakers is governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley. According to the Charleston City Paper, Gov. Haley vetoed over $450,000 for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program which would have gone to rape and sexual assault victims. Gov. Haley spoke to the paper and claims that the cuts in the budget are nothing more than a distraction from the real issues dealing with the health of people in the state of South Carolina.

“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.”

Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, has spoken numerous times about the dangerous of cutting spending at a time when millions of Americans are using social programs as their life line.

“Reverse this misguided budget cutting we’ve done these last few years,” Krugman says, “Get the spending back up there. Get the economy back on track, then we can talk about deficits after that.”

While Republicans continue to push for more tax cuts for the wealthy, they are very quick to cut programs for those who are in need. Whether it’s funding for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or domestic abuse programs, Republicans don’t see a profit in keeping them around. So while Republican lawmakers get what they want, the weight on the shoulders of struggling Americans continues to hold them down.

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