The SC GOP PLATFORM states,
"We therefore support policies that allow hardworking South Carolinians to keep more of their own money ... A massive body of scholarly evidence shows economic growth is stimulated or retarded by the levels and kinds of state and local taxes. Capital is attracted where it is welcomed. The Party recognizes that high property and income taxes repel capital migration and therefore retard economic growth. We STRONGLY support the successful efforts of our Republican Governors and legislators, which have repeatedly reduced property taxes."
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT NOWHERE DOES IS SAY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM FAVORS AN INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES or making decisions that would intentionally lead to higher taxes.