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About Those Economic Development “Wins” | THE JEENYUS CORNER

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In case we haven’t made it clear, this website does not support taxpayer-funded economic development. Government picking winners and losers in the private sector is unfair, unaccountable and expensive – and shifts the tax burden onto the backs of small businesses.

In fact, if South Carolina had a better tax climate, better academic achievement and a smaller, less intrusive government – we might actually be able to grow and attract jobs without having to force taxpayers to pay for them.

Anyway, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who campaigned as a small business champion – has gone over to the dark side on economic development, and the dark side has had her back.

Last weekend, a pair of status quo insiders penned an aggressive pro-Nikki Haley column – part of the governor’s broader effort to shut down a pending ethics investigation into her various pre-gubernatorial activities. Entitled ”Stop undermining Haley’s excellent economic performance,” the column condemned the S.C. House Ethics Committee for daring to investigate allegations that Haley illegally lobbied and committed numerous other ethics violations while serving as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives (something it technically hasn’t even done yet).

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