Raye on Taxes: Taxes placed upon small business is one of the chief deterrents to job creation in South Carolina. It curtails entrepreneurial business ventures as well as job innovation and business expansion. Until South Carolina becomes a more business friendly state we will be stuck in a self-perpetuating bureaucratic quagmire that promotes increasing taxes rather than promoting growth. As your next representative, I will work with legislators and our state treasurer Curtis Loftis to make sure we push for real reform to our state’s budget. I also believe we must overhaul our antiquated tax code in South Carolina. We deserve a flatter, finer and fairer tax code that works for everyone.