SCDHEC Saves $46 Million

MORE MONEY FOR TAXPAYER REBATES? DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH, SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) will not seek a $50 million appropriation in the coming year’s budget for a host of unfunded mandates imposed by state and federal lawmakers, sources at the agency tell FITS….


South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) will not seek a $50 million appropriation in the coming year’s budget for a host of unfunded mandates imposed by state and federal lawmakers, sources at the agency tell FITS.

Agency director Catherine Templeton will seek $4 million to cover these expenses, telling state lawmakers she has found a way to cover the remaining costs through eliminating waste in her agency and equalizing funding levels in other departments.

That’s $46 million in “savings” in the state’s upcoming FY 2013-14 budget – assuming lawmakers are willing to rebate the money to taxpayers. In fact, we’re going to add this money right now to the pile of cash which ought to be rebated during the upcoming budget cycle.

Earlier this week, Templeton announced a major restructuring of her agency that could save taxpayers an additional $2 million – again, assuming lawmakers agreed to rebate it to taxpayers.

Will they do so? Don’t hold your breath …

Despite the best efforts of S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort), state lawmakers have rejected rebate efforts in each of the past two years (here and here). Davis told FITS earlier this week he intends to file his “taxpayer rebate fund” legislation again this year.


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BigT January 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

All I know is that my FEDERAL Tax Bill Jacked up on Jan. 1…after your sorry peices of $#!* @$$ TOLD us there was NO difference in Romney and Obama…

You’re a G*# D@*n LIAR…

Own up to your Ignorance or your Corruption…

Until you acknowledge what a Total F%^k up, Dumb@$$ you are…you need to STFU…

T-bot 5000 January 8, 2013 at 10:18 am


south mauldin January 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

Place gun under chin.
Pull trigger.
Repeat if necessary.

Smirks January 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

T-bot 5000’s posts are easier to read than the humanoid version’s.

Crooner January 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

T, your tax bill was going up either way.

shifty henry January 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm


ceilidh10 January 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

that’s NOT very Christian of you, Big T….and you belong to the party of family values?

interested January 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

BIG T is probably really Will Folks doing false flag ops. If you didn’t have a real Big T, you’d have to create one….so Will did.

barney fife January 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

Actually my intellectually and verbally challenged friend, your federal tax bill did not go up. The President and the previous Congress decided to lower the Social Security tax by 2% a few years ago. This was done to “stimulate” the economy. What it actually did was raid Social Security which has been bankrupt for years and give workers a false sense of security.

Now Social Security has returned to it’s normal level (the one you were paying for years). It is now at 6.2% Obama and his liberal boneheaded minions lowered it to 4.2% for a temporary boast of the economy. It obviously didn’t work. Funny how he allowed it to be raised after the election.

BigT January 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

All I know is that you Obama @$$-Kissers keep offering Excuse after Excuse…Never any Answers…

While we pay more, and the situation (He said he’d fix) just gets worse…..

Sooner or later, even the Idiots who you convinced it was Bush’s fault, will figure out you are lying to them…

And when they do, your lame scrambling will not matter…

barney fife January 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

What the hell are you talking about? Are you really as stupid as your write or do your really have to work at it?

ceilidh10 January 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Big T, you Republicans lost your fucking asses in November….get real and suck it up, asshole

jimlewis,owb January 8, 2013 at 10:51 am

Beginning to have my doubts.

Getting rid of 50 deadwood employees, hiring 50 goodwood employees, saving $2 million last week and now this week, thanks but no thanks to a $46 million appropriation.

Ms. Templeton’s escapades beginning to remind me of the drunk who open the front door to his house, tiptoed into the bedroom, crawled into bed to be immediately thrown on his back and mounted like a rodeo bull.

After 8 seconds it was over as quick as it began. Upon looking around the drunk realized he was not in his bedroom and he had just been fucked by his mother in law.

Yep, I do think the Cockroaches over on the Hill need to flip on the light switch when this lady enters the room.

Ms. Templeton is fucking with us. Don’t know why she is fucking with us but she is definitely fucking with us.

shifty henry January 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

….. you’re sounding hopeful that she finds your bedroom!

shifty henry January 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm

….. which reminds me-

A guy was having rodeo sex – and you ask what’s that?

Well, he was having sex with his wife, and just as she started her orgasm he whispered in her ear, “you know, you’re almost as good as your sister” —— and then he tried to hold on for 8 seconds.

Big Cock January 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I can tell you that Shifty Henry is pretty funny!


Big Cock

Crooner January 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

I imagine the cost of this “savings” is less health and environemntal control.

SparkleCity January 8, 2013 at 11:39 am


But as Queen Namrata sez:

“It’s a GREAT day in South Carolina!!”

If you’re a rich “fat cat” living on Hilton Head that is………

“Now, the rest of you cotton-picking/rice & bean eating serfs and dumbassed fried tater eating Upstate rednecks & trailer trash shut up and get back to your job at Wal-mart or McD’s before I hire a bunch of little brown Asians to take what’s left of your jobs and buy up what’s left of your liquor stores!!!”

“Don’t forget I can hire half of you working stiffs to kill the other half any time I want to!!”

“Oh shit, who am I going to get to fix my HVAC,plumbing or work on my Lexus if I do that??? Them little brown Asian fuckers ain’t worth a shit for those jobs!!!”

“Better keep some of those rednecks & trailer trash around after all……”

shifty henry January 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm

….. read and initialed

Soft Sigh from Hell January 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm

“Don’t forget . . .”

— Jay Gould, robber baron.

A great quote.

shifty henry January 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

….. and Templeton, please get your hair styled!

sam January 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Do NOT believe anything this woman says.

Fritz Lang January 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Templeton is very attractive. I’d like to sink my teeth into her sumptuous ass. Is she seeing anyone?

DirtDauber January 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

CAVEAT:DHEC has several programs which are “self-pay” for lack of a better term.

An excellent example is its Bureau of Drug Control, which uses no “State” money (taken away years ago for pissing off a Senator and the then-Commissioner) and uses no “Federal” money (for pissing off a former FDA hanger-on some 20+ years ago). The “pissing off” was directly related to the honest and even-handed enforcement of the law by the Bureau.

The General Assembly provided that the fees charged under the Controlled Substances Act shall be used ONLY for the costs of the enforcement of the Act by DHEC. May the Comptroller General and the Treasurer of the State pay particular attention to the fact that these fees are “reserved” and may not be used for any other purposes.

PLEASE be sure that these “self-financing” programs are kept honest and intact, and that the restricted funds are not transferred to other programs.


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