The Voice for School Choice learned something amazing this morning while perusing The Rock Hill Herald: Carl Gullick knows everything.
How did we come to this conclusion? Read the quote below.
According to The Herald,
Gullick says there is ultimately no difference between vouchers and tuition tax credits; both divert money from public schools. Gullick said he opposes both approaches.
“Either the government gives it to the private schools, or the government gives it to the families and says, ‘You have to give it,'” Gullick said. “It’s like saying we’re not in favor of mailing it, but we’ll FedEx it. It’s semantics.”
Gullick went on to add that tax credits are “like a voucher for morons” and that the reason candidates avoid using the term “vouchers” is because it doesn’t poll as well as saying “tax credits.”
Like his mentor Socrates, Carl’s commanding use of induction and argument from analogy remind us why he needs to hold the reins of power.
Public policy, economics, linguistics…is there anything the man doesn’t comprehensively grasp?
According to the Friedman Foundation ( and the rest of the world) there IS a difference between vouchers and tax credits. No doubt Carl is already familiar with every subtle nuance of the definitions, but here they are for everyone else.
“These programs allow parents to use all or part of the government funding set aside for their children’s education to send their children to the public or private school of their choice.”
Tax-credit Scholarship Programs
“Individuals and/or corporations get a tax credit for making donations to private charitable organizations, which use the money to fund scholarships for students.”
Personal Tax Credits and Deductions
“Parents are given a tax credit or tax deduction from state income taxes for approved educational expenses.”
Really Carl, why deign to run as a Republican?
The Republican Party includes school choice as part of its platform. Republican leaders all across the nation have voiced their support of school choice. Do you really want to be associated with a group that is so far below your plane of knowledge?
After all, if they support tax credits, that makes them ‘morons’ in your eyes, right?
Maybe Carl Gullick’s real need is to rule South Carolina through his own force of will. Perhaps by extending his two-year term to a full five year reign he might finally have the freedom to use his superior understanding to devise a top-down, command and control restructuring of both the educational system and the larger state economy.Naturally he will need the unfettered authority to ‘re-educate’ those of us who fail to appreciate the genius of his vision for South Carolina.
Only then could he be free of the petty ideas of the rest of mankind and benevolently dictate truth and justice as a Philosopher King.