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Earlier this year we mocked the S.C. Department of Commerce for holding a “Rural Photo Contest” in conjunction with its 23rd annual “Rural Summit” in Aiken, S.C.

To view our “winning entry,” click here …

Now, here’s the actual winner of the competition …

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Purchasing Beans (821x1024) (1)

Hmmmm …

With all due respect to the Commerce Department, it needs better talent evaluators. More to the point, it shouldn’t be hosting a “Rural Photo Contest” or a “Rural Summit” in the first place. Both are utter and complete wastes of taxpayer resources.┬áIn fact seeing as “economic development” isn’t even a core function of government, we would propose eliminating this agency and its annual $100 million budget altogether.

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