Your State Sen. Tom Corbin Has Pushed Us Closer to Unlimited State-Wide Property Tax Hike

Last week, your state Sen. Tom Corbin voted to create $550 MILLION of new debt for the State Ports Authority to build part of the Hugh Leatherman Port in North Charleston.


That’s right – Tom Corbin voted to borrow more than a half-billon (with a “b”) dollars - on your back - to build a port named after the most corrupt politician in the state.


Add this to the billions in debt politicians have already piled up at our state university system, the State Infrastructure Bank slush fund, the taxpayer-owned utility Santee Cooper AND the state employee pension fund.


We are going to have to pay all of this money back to Wall Street – with interest.


But the situation Tom Corbin has created is even more dangerous than it sounds.


According to the South Carolina Constitution, if we're unable to make single a payment on any of this debt an unlimited, statewide property tax hike automatically goes into effect.


Tom Corbin needs to hear from you right now.


Call and ask him why he voted to put more debt on your back.


Tom Corbin ran for office as a “conservative”.  Putting taxpayers on the hook for more debt is NOT conservative - especially when the Port of Charleston doesn’t need our money to build their new terminal.


More debt could lead a brand-new, statewide property tax hike.


Tell Tom Corbin: NO MORE DEBT!  When this legislation comes back to the state Senate, he better vote NO. 


Here’s his phone number: 864-834-9915



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  • Dale Iverson
    commented 2021-03-05 17:57:43 -0500
    I request your reason for voting as you did. Best way to stop Leatherman from getting name on project is to not approve money.
    A Conservative representative does not bring more debt to constituents.
    Seriously. Tell me why!
    Dale Iverson
  • Harold Lee White
    commented 2021-03-05 17:51:55 -0500
    Tom: Bill s. 491 is one I cannot support if it leads to higher property Taxes. I am retired and I don’t need higher taxes on my property. Please do the Conservative thing and don’t support this.
  • Dave Schwartz
    commented 2021-03-04 10:02:14 -0500
  • Dale Iverson
    commented 2021-03-03 20:55:54 -0500
    Refer to FAN question
  • Martin Jones
    commented 2021-03-03 20:47:02 -0500
    Does this vote have a bill number?
  • Dale Iverson
    commented 2021-03-03 13:54:43 -0500
    SHAME Mr Corbin. Don’t let this go further. The naming will stop when no money is committed.
  • Fred Schure
    commented 2021-03-03 10:52:38 -0500
    You must be kidding, anything named after leatherscam is appalling. Upstate roads are in pitiful condition, worst I’ve seen in 30 years. Let’s do the work we already paid for with gas and other taxes. Stand up , get a backbone or get out.
  • Seth Powell
    published this page 2021-03-02 15:22:34 -0500