Let’s face it … the only reason La Socialista‘s scaled-back editorial page even exists anymore is to provide overpaid government employees in South Carolina with a forum for bitching and moaning about not getting as much money as they think they deserve.
Take Dr. Raymond Greenberg of the Medical University of South Carolina, who in addition to articulating his opposition to reasonable limits on government growth, offered this pile of utter horse dung for public consumption in Sunday’s edition of our state-sponsored media …
At the Medical University, we are facing the perfect storm of declining state funding just when research support from the federal and corporate sectors is lagging, reimbursement for patient care is being threatened and in all likelihood private philanthropy will fall. We are left with few choices other than to scale back our programs and services to the people of South Carolina. Similar reductions will be required at most other public colleges, as well as virtually all other state agencies.
Wait … you’re “left with few choices” other than scaling back programs and services to the people of South Carolina?
Last time we checked, the MUSC budget was still up from last year, people – even after the recent state “cuts.”
That’s probably why Dr. “Whiny McWhinyson” chose not to reference any specific dollar amounts in the steaming pile he laid in the paper.
Had he chosen to include those specific dollar amounts, though, you would have quickly learned that MUSC received the greatest funding increase (both in total funds and as a percentage increase) of any of our state’s three major research Universities in this year’s budget.
Even after a $14.2 million state “cut,” MUSC’s total budget stands at $568 million, which is up $26 million from its previous year’s budget of $542 million.
This increase, no doubt, is why the school can still afford to sponsor a swanky liberal health care conference down in the U.S. Virgin Islands next month.
Wait … what?
From our new favorite publication, the St. Croix Source:
The St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands will play host next month to a health care conference focusing on disparities in health care for minority and rural populations.
Friday afternoon, Delegate Donna M. Christensen, who is a medical doctor herself, said that the Dec. 4-6 conference, co-sponsored by the Medical College of South Carolina, is aimed at all medical professionals working with under-served populations, plus individuals, church groups and other organizations that offer care to their communities.
Great … so rather than actually using their money (our money) to fight “disparities in health care for minority and rural populations,” MUSC is now sponsoring a getaway to the U.S. Virgin Islands not only for its educrats, but for educrats across the country.
So will Greenberg – who pulls down nearly $250,000 a year – attend this tropical getaway?
His office couldn’t immediately furnish us with an answer, but we’re guessing he’s packing his sun tan lotion as we speak.
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