IT’S A GREAT DAY … TO BRIBE THE MEDIA
Earlier this week, a friend of ours shared the “good news” that the State of South Carolina had been ranked No. 2 in the nation on a list of the “Top States for Doing Business.”
“See, South Carolina isn’t that bad,” our friend told us, referring to Area Development‘s fawning praise for our state’s so-called “economic development” efforts.
“South Carolina is on a roll,” the publication claims, touting our “pro-active approach to building a ready and willing work force.”
Hmmmm … something’s not right here …
Last time we checked South Carolina was good for two things … growing government and keeping its people poor and stupid (seriously … check the numbers). That’s why our government has had to use our tax dollars to bribe companies into locating here – an infinitely corrupt process which only exacerbates our problem by shifting the state’s tax burden onto the backs of small businesses.
Well, it turns out there’s a fairly simple reason why South Carolina received this ranking: we paid for it. Or more specifically, you paid for it.
Area Development is one of the publications that has received tens of thousands of dollars in direct payments from the S.C. Department of Commerce in exchange for … well … propaganda like this.
“It’s a great day in South Carolina,” people. As long as you pay people enough money to say so …