By FITSNews || You know how politicians are always saying that “bipartisanship” is a good thing?
Yeah … we’re pretty sure that this vote isn’t what they had in mind.
According to the official journal of the S.C. House of Representatives, dozens of Republicans and Democrats joined forces on Wednesday to approve a $10 million loan for the private Heritage Golf Tournament, which is held each April on Hilton Head Island.
That’s right … government is about to be in the business of funding golf tournaments, people.
The vote count – which is part of the state’s record-setting $21.1 billion budget – was first posted on the Democratic … err, sorry “progressive” website, Indigo Journal, which was apparently quite disappointed in the House Democratic Caucus.
“When Republicans gift-wrapped an issue for Democrats to run against, just nine – nine – voted no on the loan,” the website lamented.
Among the “Republicans” voting for the proposal?
The vast majority of the GOP leadership – including Speaker Bobby Harrell, House Ways and Means Chairman Danny Cooper, House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham, former Majority Leader Jimmy Merrill and Labor, Commerce and Industry (LCI) Chairman Bill Sandifer.
Myrtle Beach Reps. Alan Clemmons, Tracy Edge, Nelson Hardwick and Thad Viers also voted in favor of the legislation, which seems surprising until you remember that they represent the golf capital of the East Coast.
Hmmm … wonder if they’ll be coming before the General Assembly looking for a golf bailout anytime soon?
Oh well … let’s hope this “bipartisan” boondoggle gets killed in the S.C. Senate.
The “Big Government Golf” Vote