Boosting the Economy – Wendy advocates:
- Lowering State income taxes (currently 7%) and corporate taxes (currently 5%).
- Giving tax credits to businesses providing scholarships for higher education.
- Use innovation and creativity to bring new jobs, for example, tax credits for businesses helping to spawn and incubate new businesses (economic development) encouraging entrepreneurialism.
Downsizing State Government -Wendy proposes:
- Reducing the size of our state government and cutting spending.
- Creating business efficient policies in government agencies (for example, merit, not tenure, based employment).
- Establishing rewards for spending less to cut budgets (not maintain or increase them).
- Setting spending caps to annual % of population increase plus % inflation.
- Getting the state budget “in the black”.
- Protecting the needs of the most vulnerable residents.
Education – Wendy supports:
- Parent responsibility to educate their children and know best whether public, private, charter, or home school meets their needs.
- School choice initiatives creating a healthy (free enterprise) environment of competition.
- Positive example of Fort Mill Schools’ good ratings in South Carolina’s public school system.
- Accomplishing the most for the least funding & investing wisely in programs producing the best results.
- Legislation to increase financial accountability for state colleges and universities & reduction of costs to make more affordable to more South Carolinians.
- Innovation in education including private sector, businesses, churches, local communities, nonprofits, charter school programs, tech/science, or drama arts, entertainment, and even virtual class rooms in our new technological age.
Health care – Wendy believes:
- OBAMA Care is bad for America and bad for South Carolina.
- As our freedom fighters in Congress are fighting to repeal the health care law, she will be fighting in our state Senate as well.
- We need tort and frivolous lawsuit reform to lower the cost of liability insurance so our doctors can again afford to practice medicine to lower health care costs for all.
- Fostering good wellness and prevention education will lower incidents of sickness and disease.
- Great insurance programs provide lower premiums for those practicing wellness.