South Carolinians preparing to rally at the State House to demand a moral budget on Saturday plan to return Monday, when the House starts debate in a special session. Supporters of a moral budget will be asking legislators to cut special-interest tax breaks before cutting critical public services.
“I’m afraid they plan to ram through an immoral budget,” said Rep. Joe Neal, a member of the House Budget Committee. “They have the votes to do it.”
Rally sponsors are urging their supporters to return to the State House on Monday to “Mob the Lobby” to tell lawmakers: Stop the cuts. The money’s here. Fund a moral budget.
“We didn’t get into this mess overnight,” said SC Employees Association Interim Director Joe Benton. “We won’t solve it with a single rally. We need to come back on Monday. This is a longer commitment to doing what’s right for all South Carolinians.”
To help Mob the Lobby, the public is invited to wear red and gather in the State House lobby 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 14. See scpronet.com for details.