Drawing the line on spending is hard work, but I believe it is necessary to move South Carolina forward. Government leaders must be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars and ensure those dollars are used wisely on the real priorities of our state. Also, we need to do more than talk about fiscal discipline--we need to exercise it. That means we should hold state agencies accountable for their work and go after waste, inefficiency and duplication rather than raising taxes. When our government is effective and efficient, it will be able to better focus its resources on the important issues facing South Carolina.