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Do Your Job, Richard Eckstrom

Richard Eckstrom has been very busy lately. In addition to major problems at his second job – commander of the S.C. State Guard – the 64-year-old “Republican” Comptroller General has been dealing with all sorts of drama in his personal life. Serious drama … Of course despite the drama Eckstrom…

Richard Eckstrom has been very busy lately. In addition to major problems at his second job – commander of the S.C. State Guard – the 64-year-old “Republican” Comptroller General has been dealing with all sorts of drama in his personal life.

Serious drama …

Of course despite the drama Eckstrom – a top ally of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – has found the time to make fundraising calls for his 2014 reelection campaign at S.C. Republican Party (SCGOP) headquarters.

What’s slipped through the cracks, though? The State of South Carolina’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2011-12 – which was due on December 31, 2012 (six months after the most recent fiscal year ended).

What’s the hold up? Eckstrom’s office didn’t immediately provide us with a reason, but a source who tracks these documents tells FITS this delay is “is serious business and unpresidented in (state) history.”

We’re also told Eckstrom’s failure to submit this report – which is required by law – is raising red flags among the credit rating agencies which determine our state’s borrowing costs on infrastructure projects.

“Ratings agencies and those that buy bonds are watching carefully,” a source familiar with the situation tells FITS. “Bonds are priced on risk and these types of issues are warning signs. Issues like this can affect the pricing of our bonds which is not a good thing.”

In fact FITS was provided with a warning issued in late January by Fidelity Investments which cited South Carolina’s “failure to file (an) annual report” as a cause for concern.

“These warnings are going out all over the place,” another source said.

In addition to being two-and-a-half months late, Eckstrom’s report is “at least” $150,000 over budget – according to sources inside the S.C. Comptroller’s office.

Wait … $150,000 … over budget? To reprint a bunch of spreadsheets?

Astounding …

With all due respect, Richard Eckstrom needs to extract his head from his ass (or wherever it is) and do the job we are paying him to do. Absent that, he needs to resign and let someone else take over this position – which pays more than $90,000 annually not counting benefits (including a state subsidized vehicle and travel costs).

Taxpayers can’t afford to pay more in borrowing costs for any reason, let alone because “Comptroller Creepy” is having girl problems …

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70 comments

jimlewisowb March 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

Now, now, now you world renowned pussy hound. As you are aware chasing, catching and pounding pussy is a 24/7 endeavor.

Give the man a break. I’m sure as soon as he comes up for air and the blisters disappear from his ear lobes he will get back to the office and get this issue cleared up.

If not so what.

As South Carolina Taxpayers we were fucked before he took office, we are being fucked while he is in office and we will be fucked when he leaves office.

It is our Destiny

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Eric March 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

Ain’t that the truth!

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Buddy March 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

LMAO! Pussy, poon-tang, snatch, wampum — that juice — it’s in his spinal cord and cranium.

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jimlewisowb March 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

Now, now, now you world renowned pussy hound. As you are aware chasing, catching and pounding pussy is a 24/7 endeavor.

Give the man a break. I’m sure as soon as he comes up for air and the blisters disappear from his ear lobes he will get back to the office and get this issue cleared up.

If not so what.

As South Carolina Taxpayers we were fucked before he took office, we are being fucked while he is in office and we will be fucked when he leaves office.

It is our Destiny

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Eric March 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

Ain’t that the truth!

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Buddy March 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

LMAO! Pussy, poon-tang, snatch, wampum — that juice — it’s in his spinal cord and cranium.

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Marsh March 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

Eckstom never fails to disappoint.

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Marsh March 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

Eckstom never fails to disappoint.

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Mr. T March 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

Mr. Folks, word is that Kelly spurned your advances years ago and your continual and seething jealousy of the General is so transparent. Is that the reason for your fixation and paradoxical fetish with both of them?

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Sailor March 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

Are you accusing Mr. Folks of having a “mommy fetish”?

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Mr.T March 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

Not accusing anyone of anything. And not justifying the General’s personal
foibles, nor those of Mr. Folks either. But Mr. Folks was a big supporter of the General until the flaky school teacher entered the picture, and neither the General nor the founding editor have changed their political ideology during that time.

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Smirks March 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

Problem is, we would need some real evidence he was chasing after this woman. Where do the rumors come from?

Eckstrom seems to have been changing recently, so can’t blame Folks for supposedly changing his tune, if that’s what you are complaining about.

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Mr. T March 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

Just observe, or even ask the school teacher, if you want real evidence. However, when has real evidence been a requirement for this blog? Neither Eckstrom, as a conservative, nor Folks, as a Libertarian, have changed their political tunes as I have observed. It all comes down to a woman.

Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

You are right. Eckstrom never was a conservative in the first place.

Really.Yall March 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Amen to that. I believe the school teacher did offer evidence that Mr. Eckstrom crossed the line with her…in fact I know it. E-mails she provided were published. Who knows why the hell she went back for more….again and again!

Smirks March 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

In defense of Willie, there are worse fetishes…

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Will Folks aka Sic March 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

Ha! Yes that’s it! You’ve hit the nail on the head …

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Mr. T March 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

Mr. Folks, word is that Kelly spurned your advances years ago and your continual and seething jealousy of the General is so transparent. Is that the reason for your fixation and paradoxical fetish with both of them?

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Sailor March 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

Are you accusing Mr. Folks of having a “mommy fetish”?

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Mr.T March 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

Not accusing anyone of anything. And not justifying the General’s personal
foibles, nor those of Mr. Folks either. But Mr. Folks was a big supporter of the General until the flaky school teacher entered the picture, and neither the General nor the founding editor have changed their political ideology during that time.

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Smirks March 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

Problem is, we would need some real evidence he was chasing after this woman. Where do the rumors come from?

Eckstrom seems to have been changing recently, so can’t blame Folks for supposedly changing his tune, if that’s what you are complaining about.

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Mr. T March 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

Just observe, or even ask the school teacher, if you want real evidence. However, when has real evidence been a requirement for this blog? Neither Eckstrom, as a conservative, nor Folks, as a Libertarian, have changed their political tunes as I have observed. It all comes down to a woman.

Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

You are right. Eckstrom never was a conservative in the first place.

Really.Yall March 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Amen to that. I believe the school teacher did offer evidence that Mr. Eckstrom crossed the line with her…in fact I know it. E-mails she provided were published. Who knows why the hell she went back for more….again and again!

Smirks March 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

In defense of Willie, there are worse fetishes…

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Will Folks aka Sic March 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

Ha! Yes that’s it! You’ve hit the nail on the head …

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Kuyperdog March 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

David Eckstrom would be ahamed-

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verify March 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

http://www.cpaverify Eckstrom, Richard A SC CPA3459 LAPSED

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Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I’m sure he’ll renew in time to run for re-election. “CPA for Comptroller”

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Kuyperdog March 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

David Eckstrom would be ahamed-

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verify March 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

http://www.cpaverify Eckstrom, Richard A SC CPA3459 LAPSED

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Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I’m sure he’ll renew in time to run for re-election. “CPA for Comptroller”

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Recovering Lobbyist March 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

What does his salary have to do with this story, Will? He ran for the office, and is not doing the job. Why the preoccupation with everyone’s pay? The only relevance his salary may have in this discussion is that we may be paying too little to attract a competent candidate to the office.

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nitrat March 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

Lower the damn salary and attract someone who might run for love of the state.

What we have now is a system where really marginal people like Eeeeekstrum, Haley and Sanford, and thousands more across the country, look to government to pay them what they could never hope to make if they actually had to find a job based on their talents, skills and intellect.

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southmauldin March 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

I agree. In fact, a high school classmate of mine, Mike Meilinger, ran against him last time and was beaten despite being ten times smarter than that old bastard. Mike is a Marine, a CPA and a good guy. He’s too right wing for me, but he was a far superior choice to Eckstrom. If only people would have taken the time to research the candidates (see Haley, Nimrata.)

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Billy K Mulligan March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

As a Mauldin ex-Patriot, and former classmate of Mike also, I agree entirely with you southmauldin. Its not a partisan type job anyway so Mike being right-wing as hell makes no difference. A damn shame that race was not about competence.

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Right March 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Because FITS, despite his continual bashing of “gubment,” would love to have one of those state jobs (counting benefits!).

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Recovering Lobbyist March 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

What does his salary have to do with this story, Will? He ran for the office, and is not doing the job. Why the preoccupation with everyone’s pay? The only relevance his salary may have in this discussion is that we may be paying too little to attract a competent candidate to the office.

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nitrat March 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

Lower the damn salary and attract someone who might run for love of the state.

What we have now is a system where really marginal people like Eeeeekstrum, Haley and Sanford, and thousands more across the country, look to government to pay them what they could never hope to make if they actually had to find a job based on their talents, skills and intellect.

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southmauldin March 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

I agree. In fact, a high school classmate of mine, Mike Meilinger, ran against him last time and was beaten despite being ten times smarter than that old bastard. Mike is a Marine, a CPA and a good guy. He’s too right wing for me, but he was a far superior choice to Eckstrom. If only people would have taken the time to research the candidates (see Haley, Nimrata.)

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Billy K Mulligan March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

As a Mauldin ex-Patriot, and former classmate of Mike also, I agree entirely with you southmauldin. Its not a partisan type job anyway so Mike being right-wing as hell makes no difference. A damn shame that race was not about competence.

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Right March 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Because FITS, despite his continual bashing of “gubment,” would love to have one of those state jobs (counting benefits!).

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Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

When is this psychotic prick rino just going to go away?

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Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

When is this psychotic prick rino just going to go away?

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Stop it already March 18, 2013 at 11:03 am

I know Richard Eckstrom personally, he has done nothing to deserve a post as this one. I find it interesting for someone to have beaten the $hit out his girlfriend to post such hateful and unscrupulous comments about a man who has served his country, his state and community well politically and professionally. Let it go! Get the facts before spreading lies about his PERSONAL life.

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jimlewisowb March 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

Do believe $hit is spelled Shit

Hope to hell you didn’t use a District Five Computer to send that email, Kelly

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You know me March 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

Wonder how much has gone into his pocket? Isn’t that tax evasion?

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Will Folks aka Sic March 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

The post is about a guy failing to do his job. The personal stuff is clearly an aside … although possibly a contributing factor to his negligence.

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Right March 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

And part of your longing after his fiance, who spurned your advances. In fact, from the pics you’ve posted here of your wife, I’d say she’s a less attractive version of Ms. Payne.

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junior justice March 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

FOUL!

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Smirks March 18, 2013 at 11:26 am

I know Richard Eckstrom personally, he has done nothing to deserve a post as this one.

Yes, him doing nothing instead of something he is expected to do is why he deserves “a post as (sic) this one.”

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Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Get your head out of the sand. Eckstrom is crazy as hell, also a negligent comptroller.

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he did what March 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Yeah….and Tom Davis knew Mark Sanford personally…..except when it came to his zipper.Personally is just a word.

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Stop it already March 18, 2013 at 11:03 am

I know Richard Eckstrom personally, he has done nothing to deserve a post as this one. I find it interesting for someone to have beaten the $hit out his girlfriend to post such hateful and unscrupulous comments about a man who has served his country, his state and community well politically and professionally. Let it go! Get the facts before spreading lies about his PERSONAL life.

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jimlewisowb March 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

Do believe $hit is spelled Shit

Hope to hell you didn’t use a District Five Computer to send that email, Kelly

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You know me March 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

Wonder how much has gone into his pocket? Isn’t that tax evasion?

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Will Folks aka Sic March 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

The post is about a guy failing to do his job. The personal stuff is clearly an aside … although possibly a contributing factor to his negligence.

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Right March 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

And part of your longing after his fiance, who spurned your advances. In fact, from the pics you’ve posted here of your wife, I’d say she’s a less attractive version of Ms. Payne.

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junior justice March 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

FOUL!

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Smirks March 18, 2013 at 11:26 am

I know Richard Eckstrom personally, he has done nothing to deserve a post as this one.

Yes, him doing nothing instead of something he is expected to do is why he deserves “a post as (sic) this one.”

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Jimmy March 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Get your head out of the sand. Eckstrom is crazy as hell, also a negligent comptroller.

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he did what March 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Yeah….and Tom Davis knew Mark Sanford personally…..except when it came to his zipper.Personally is just a word.

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Philip Branton March 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Well…..Mr Folks………lets see if you can do YOUR job..??

Have a read of this article….

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/business/media/local-tv-news-is-following-prints-path-study-says.html?ref=media?src=dayp

What is this article NOT telling its readers..??

Come on ….willie…….you know you wanna take a bite. At least have a chuckle with Nancy and get her POV…..

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Philip Branton March 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Well…..Mr Folks………lets see if you can do YOUR job..??

Have a read of this article….

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/business/media/local-tv-news-is-following-prints-path-study-says.html?ref=media?src=dayp

What is this article NOT telling its readers..??

Come on ….willie…….you know you wanna take a bite. At least have a chuckle with Nancy and get her POV…..

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You know me March 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I wonder which dentist he uses. His teeth almost look real.

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heffer March 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hey there “you know me”…..You got some experience with a dentist or two????

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You know me March 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I wonder which dentist he uses. His teeth almost look real.

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heffer March 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hey there “you know me”…..You got some experience with a dentist or two????

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formercgemployee March 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm

It’s def not Eckstrom’s fault. I blame SCEIS. This is the 1st year the CAFR has been compiled without STARS. Eckstrom also went to the senate finance numerous times asking for funding to hire CPA’s. We all know Sheheen ripped him a new one. But why did Loftis get his additional funding at the treasurers office and not eckstrom?When you lose 4 CPA’s which with 10 plus years experience putting the CAFR together…u r gonna have some delays.

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formercgemployee March 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm

It’s def not Eckstrom’s fault. I blame SCEIS. This is the 1st year the CAFR has been compiled without STARS. Eckstrom also went to the senate finance numerous times asking for funding to hire CPA’s. We all know Sheheen ripped him a new one. But why did Loftis get his additional funding at the treasurers office and not eckstrom?When you lose 4 CPA’s which with 10 plus years experience putting the CAFR together…u r gonna have some delays.

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