BETTER JOBS & HIGHER WAGES
We have to change our approach to economic development in this state. Instead of spending hundreds of millions of dollars during foreign businesses to South Carolina who only produce a fraction of the jobs they promise, we should spend that money investing in new and existing small businesses, who are already here, to help them grow and expand. And we will be unafraid to explore new industries that can bring in jobs and new revenue to our state.
Investing in the businesses that are already in our state will save taxpayer money and end up creating even more jobs. We'll make sure those jobs are available to all our citizens - and that those jobs can pay the bills.
It's shameful that South Carolina doesn't have a minimum wage. No one in this country can live off of $7.25 an hour. I support raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour because no one who works full-time should live in poverty.