Mike Fair has a proven record of defending traditional values and standing up for what he believes. In his own words, here is a closer look at where Mike stands on some of the key issues facing South Carolina:
Reduced Spending/ Fiscal Responsibility
Throughout our state and country, fiscal irresponsibility and partisan gridlock has endangered our government and the people it represents. As an outspoken voice, I have made it a priority to push for reduced spending and lower taxes keeping hard earned money in the hands of the people and out of government bureaucracy. We must continue working to identify inefficiencies and opportunities through regular analysis of budgets and operations, building accountability to the taxpayers of South Carolina.
Government and state agency accountability is owed to the taxpayers of South Carolina. I have worked to champion legislation that reforms state agencies to ensure there operational efficiency. Agencies must identify problems and develop solutions that stick to a bottom line budget approach. Delivering a high level of accountability that will help tax payers regain trust in our government.
Layoffs have affected families and individuals employed across nearly all sectors of business, challenging our quality of life and the ability to build economic prosperity. As a state we must make job growth a priority, establishing parties and programs that foster investment and prepare our people for 21st century jobs. For too long unnecessary red tape has stifled the interest of major companies that could bring high-paying jobs to South Carolina’s stagnate job market. As your Senator, I have and will continue to cut through unnecessary regulation and political gridlock, putting the people of South Carolina back to work.
A pro-business model extends well beyond job growth, affecting the overall health and progress of the Palmetto State. As your voice in Columbia, I have worked to champion a tax structure, regulatory climate and a right-to-work environment that will grow our economy. Too often though, politicians and media emphasize big businesses at the expense of our state’s primary economic driver small businesses. We must protect and promote efforts of small businesses, attracting and maintaining opportunities that foster business start-ups and sustain growth.
As we look forward, the emerging knowledge economy has fundamentally transformed the needs of industries and employers. Unfortunately our education system has failed to provide our students with the skills needed to build a workforce capable of attracting companies that provide the jobs of tomorrow. Our children need to be prepared through a diverse curriculum that fosters a future-minded outlook on jobs. Our state must work to bolster the reputation of our higher education system and work to protect academic freedom. We must work to improve our education system, boost our state’s graduation rates and build the foundation needed for jobs that build a strong future for South Carolina and its people.