South Carolinians desperately need better paying jobs, more accessible health care and better schools, but Governor Haley is using a $400 million surplus for tax cuts for the wealthy.
This is a city of polarizing contrasts: a gleaming downtown of corporate offices subsidized by taxpayers while working class neighborhoods are neglected.
Letting wealth concentrate "at the very top," President Obama said, has been both "morally wrong" and "bad economics."
The U.S. as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the recession but it's the rich that have scooped all the cash.
Last year CEOs received an average $12.3 million while the average worker took home around $34, 645.
The Republicans are going even further, however, threatening that unless Social Security and Medicare are cut, the GOP might kill the entire economy.
Many demonstrators enthusiastically supported proposed federal legislation that would require millionaires to pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent.
The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.
Representatives of Better Choices for Connecticut released a report outlining several options to stop Governor Rell's proposed budget cuts on vital needs and services by taxing the rich.
The rich are getting richer, and they are paying fewer taxes.