Ryan's anti-tax pledge is welcome to voter

At a time when politicians are trying to impose higher taxes, in the midst of one of the worst economic recessions in history, it's refreshing to see that GOP state House candidate Kevin Ryan has signed pledges to oppose all tax increases.

Kevin signed "Taxpayer Protection Pledges" from both the Americans for Tax Reform and the S.C. Association of Taxpayers. He joins Sen. Jim DeMint, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Ken Ard, Mark Sanford and Andre Bauer, among others, in signing the ATR pledge.

Government at all levels must live within its means just like the working families in Georgetown County have to do every day. The problem is out-of-control government spending and the unwillingness of politicians to treat our tax money as though it were their own money.

Kevin has challenged Democrat Vida Miller to also sign the no-tax-increase pledges. So far she has refused. Since she's on record as consistently advocating an increase in the gas tax, even in this difficult economy, it's clear we're not going to be able to count on Vida to protect us from higher taxes.

Kevin Ryan's willingness to take a steadfast stand against ever increasing taxes has won my vote.

Sherry Marnell
Pawleys Island