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Curtis Bostic’s $222 Million Lie

Talk about tax dollars vanishing … While “Republican” congressional candidate Curtis Bostic continues to tout his “conservative” ideology, his primary example of “unifying conservatives around conservative ideas” continues to unravel. On his campaign website (and during a recent debate), Bostic boasted of his role in pushing a so-called private sector…

Talk about tax dollars vanishing …

While “Republican” congressional candidate Curtis Bostic continues to tout his “conservative” ideology, his primary example of “unifying conservatives around conservative ideas” continues to unravel.

On his campaign website (and during a recent debate), Bostic boasted of his role in pushing a so-called private sector conservation initiative called the “Greenbelt Bank.” According to Bostic this “innovative” deal was funded exclusively with “private donations.”

“Curtis authored and then fought for the adoption of Charleston’s now widely popular Greenbelt Bank,” his webpage, StopSpending.com states. “To date this innovative and highly successful program has garnered over $59 million dollars to facilitate the purchase of over 15,000 acres in parks and greenspace without using tax payer dollars.”

The problem? The Greenbelt Bank is using tax dollars … $222 million of them (as we reported exclusively last month).

Not only that, FITS has delved deeper into this program and discovered a whopping $70.4 million of that total is … wait for it … interest payments. That’s right. According to Charleston County administrators, that’s what Bostic’s brainchild is costing taxpayers in borrowing costs alone.

All for land the vast majority of them will never be permitted to see … let alone enjoy.

What a ridiculous plan. Assuming you think land conservation is a core function of government (we don’t) … why on earth would a government ever purchase property like this outright? Why not use conservation easements instead?

Mark our words: Charleston County taxpayers aren’t done paying for this boondoggle … not by a long shot.

Bostic faces scandal-scarred former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford in the GOP runoff election for the state’s first congressional district. The winner of that race will go up against former six-figure taxpayer bureaucrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, in a special election in May.

These three candidates are vying for the seat vacated earlier this year by Tim Scott, the Palmetto State’s newly appointed U.S. Senator.

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60 comments

You know me April 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I want to know more about his adoption agency and why it suddenly closed.

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surfer, the web, that is April 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Adoption agency or human trafficking agency? Would that be illegal or just immoral?

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jimlewisowb April 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Most of the free World illegal and immoral, however in South Carolina will probably receive Commerce Department’s Business of the Year Award

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Like Killing babies…like you, Obama and Planned Parenthood participate in?

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You know me April 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

And just who are you referring to when you say like you?

BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

You are a Pro-Obama Baby-killer are you not?
Don’t yall believe in in post-natal abortion, also known as infanticide…
Why do you turn COWARD, when called out for what you normally and proudly parade w/ pride?

Vanguard16 April 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

How many have you adopted??

BigT April 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Looks like we have the Liberal Police trying to stick his/her Gestapo nose into my personal life…Nice, judgmental Liberal Idiot…

Man Tool & Supply April 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

You’re such a fucking tool.

Smirks April 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

No he isn’t. Tools are at least useful, he isn’t.

You know me April 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I want to know more about his adoption agency and why it suddenly closed.

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surfer, the web, that is April 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Adoption agency or human trafficking agency? Would that be illegal or just immoral?

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jimlewisowb April 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Most of the free World illegal and immoral, however in South Carolina will probably receive Commerce Department’s Business of the Year Award

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Like Killing babies…like you, Obama and Planned Parenthood participate in?

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You know me April 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

And just who are you referring to when you say like you?

BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

You are a Pro-Obama Baby-killer are you not?
Don’t yall believe in in post-natal abortion, also known as infanticide…
Why do you turn COWARD, when called out for what you normally and proudly parade w/ pride?

Vanguard16 April 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

How many have you adopted??

BigT April 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Looks like we have the Liberal Police trying to stick his/her Gestapo nose into my personal life…Nice, judgmental Liberal Idiot…

Man Tool & Supply April 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

You’re such a fucking tool.

Smirks April 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

No he isn’t. Tools are at least useful, he isn’t.

Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury……….

It is with deep affection that I offer this website article into evidence that displays the political cunning of FITSNEWS editor Wil Folks. Study the timing of the article. How does it relate to the articles from other sites and publications as it relates to transparent informational voter awareness..?? What great info is Wil offering? How could this be used as a template for use in Egypt or the BBC..?? How is Wil FOlks using cunning political descriptions to relate what to the readers..??

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury……….

It is with deep affection that I offer this website article into evidence that displays the political cunning of FITSNEWS editor Wil Folks. Study the timing of the article. How does it relate to the articles from other sites and publications as it relates to transparent informational voter awareness..?? What great info is Wil offering? How could this be used as a template for use in Egypt or the BBC..?? How is Wil FOlks using cunning political descriptions to relate what to the readers..??

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lowcorider April 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

You may not think welfare for large landowners is a core function of government but Mark Sanford sure the hell does.

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James Fleming Jr April 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

We have a wizard behind the curtain in DC so I do not guess it hurts to have one in every county in the state of South Carolina. At least we wont be the first to declare bankruptcy. I think I will move to Stockton,California.

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Lowcorider April 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

You may not think welfare for large landowners is a core function of government but Mark Sanford sure the hell does.

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James Fleming Jr April 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

We have a wizard behind the curtain in DC so I do not guess it hurts to have one in every county in the state of South Carolina. At least we wont be the first to declare bankruptcy. I think I will move to Stockton,California.

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CNSYD April 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

“sister of comedian Stephen Colbert”

This is like the phrase Sic Willie used over and over with Turner. It means nothing but that doesn’t slow Sic Willie down.

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CNSYD April 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

“sister of comedian Stephen Colbert”

This is like the phrase Sic Willie used over and over with Turner. It means nothing but that doesn’t slow Sic Willie down.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Lord I hope this frantic and ignorant persecution of Bostic by FITS, means Sanford is losing to him.
I take some solace in the fact that FITS has not published any credible poll, and neither has The State newspaper, another Sanford sycophant.

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Sex Wax April 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Face it, asshole…these Christian Repubes are lying ass bitches. Glad your dumbfuck self can’t vote there…

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

You, FITS and Obama may HATE Christians…but in SC-1 there are open-minded people.
We can even support people of faith….unlike close-minded Bigots like you….

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Sammy April 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Right. The beatings will stop once morale improves. Beware bible-thumpers.

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Sex Wax April 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Open minded? SC-1 just voted Sanford.

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jimlewisowb April 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Hey pissant, when you take solace do you chase it with water, bourbon or bourbon with water – fucked up minds want to know

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I love P!$$!*ng off you brain dead liberals…
Hey: Molest any children or Kill any babies lately???

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You know me April 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Maybe you should enroll in anger management classes.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

It’s a lot easier, and more satisfying, to SLAP the livin’ S#!* out of leftwing nutjobs, like you…

Liberal=Science=Equality April 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Yeah, Jack. Us brain dead libs been doing it all day; then took power naps so we can continue throughtout the night, until all are either dead or aborted…get a grip, seriously.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Lord I hope this frantic and ignorant persecution of Bostic by FITS, means Sanford is losing to him.
I take some solace in the fact that FITS has not published any credible poll, and neither has The State newspaper, another Sanford sycophant.

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Sex Wax April 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Face it, asshole…these Christian Repubes are lying ass bitches. Glad your dumbfuck self can’t vote there…

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

You, FITS and Obama may HATE Christians…but in SC-1 there are open-minded people.
We can even support people of faith….unlike close-minded Bigots like you….

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Sammy April 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Right. The beatings will stop once morale improves. Beware bible-thumpers.

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Sex Wax April 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Open minded? SC-1 just voted Sanford.

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jimlewisowb April 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Hey pissant, when you take solace do you chase it with water, bourbon or bourbon with water – fucked up minds want to know

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I love P!$$!*ng off you brain dead liberals…
Hey: Molest any children or Kill any babies lately???

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You know me April 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Maybe you should enroll in anger management classes.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

It’s a lot easier, and more satisfying, to SLAP the livin’ S#!* out of leftwing nutjobs, like you…

Hot Air Balloon April 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Yeah, Jack. Us brain dead libs been doing it all day; then took power naps so we can continue throughtout the night, until all are either dead or aborted…get a grip, seriously.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Just heard about the phillandering Sanford calling out Bostic because Bostic missed a meeting to take care of his wife, who had cancer.
Real Smart Sanford…who advised you on that one…FITS????.
PS: Wonder why FITS ain’t reporting that????…Hahahahaha…

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Just heard about the phillandering Sanford calling out Bostic because Bostic missed a meeting to take care of his wife, who had cancer.
Real Smart Sanford…who advised you on that one…FITS????.
PS: Wonder why FITS ain’t reporting that????…Hahahahaha…

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Johns Island 88 April 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Paul Thurmond (eased into office by Glenn McConnell) wanted his client to collect $5.1 million for FEE SIMPLE transfer, far in excess of a more reasonable easement as Will suggests above. (Here, about $900,000.)

And fee simple “greenbelt” deals are what both the “Greenbelt Bank Board” and the Charleston Post and Courier recommend to Charleston County Council.

It’s in the best interest of taxpayers, “the best bang for the buck.”

Thurmond pocketed $100,000 in “legal fees” after persuading most County Council Members to simply write a $5.1 million check to his client.

With the exception of Dickie Schweers and Herb Sass, I wouldn’t trust a single member of that Council, which acts like the greenbelt money is “play money.”

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Johns Island 88 April 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Paul Thurmond (eased into office by Glenn McConnell) wanted his client to collect $5.1 million for FEE SIMPLE transfer, far in excess of a more reasonable easement as Will suggests above. (Here, about $900,000.)

And fee simple “greenbelt” deals are what both the “Greenbelt Bank Board” and the Charleston Post and Courier recommend to Charleston County Council.

It’s in the best interest of taxpayers, “the best bang for the buck.”

Thurmond pocketed $100,000 in “legal fees” after persuading most County Council Members to simply write a $5.1 million check to his client.

With the exception of Dickie Schweers and Herb Sass, I wouldn’t trust a single member of that Council, which acts like the greenbelt money is “play money.”

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John Cecil April 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Even worse was including one on ramp for 526 for John’s Island on the 2004 half cent sales tax that was not even a project at the time. So what were voters supposed to think, that if 526 was built they wouldn’t have an access ramp to it? The other access ramp on the half cent sales tax was for Glenn McConnell for existing 526 that was built with no access ramp at this location. Then one year later County Council, including Bostic, voted to reallocate 350 million for 526 and the Navy Base, so about 175 million for 526, and the only mention of it was the single on ramp which is about 7 million. I don’t know how much more crooked you can get and astounded that no one gives a shit about misinforming the public. However after this much time Im going to have to let it go if no one else cares about defrauding the tax payers with a bait and switch like this.

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Slide Rule April 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Also mail thank-you notes for this rip-off to Glenn McConnell, Jim Rozier, Bobby Harrell, Chip Limehouse, Elliott Summey, and Joe Riley.

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John Cecil April 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Even worse was including one on ramp for 526 for John’s Island on the 2004 half cent sales tax that was not even a project at the time. So what were voters supposed to think, that if 526 was built they wouldn’t have an access ramp to it? The other access ramp on the half cent sales tax was for Glenn McConnell for existing 526 that was built with no access ramp at this location. Then one year later County Council, including Bostic, voted to reallocate 350 million for 526 and the Navy Base, so about 175 million for 526, and the only mention of it was the single on ramp which is about 7 million. I don’t know how much more crooked you can get and astounded that no one gives a shit about misinforming the public. However after this much time Im going to have to let it go if no one else cares about defrauding the tax payers with a bait and switch like this.

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Slide Rule April 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Also mail thank-you notes for this rip-off to Glenn McConnell, Jim Rozier, Bobby Harrell, Chip Limehouse, Elliott Summey, and Joe Riley.

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Paula Kinziger April 3, 2013 at 5:46 am

Surprise surprise, Bostic pushes Agenda 21 buying up private land for the sake of the collective. Another big green scam!

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Paula Kinziger April 3, 2013 at 5:46 am

Surprise surprise, Bostic pushes Agenda 21 buying up private land for the sake of the collective. Another big green scam!

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Darth April 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

and this is off the top of the Ravenel Bridge local option sales tax that actuall has a cap. When does that cap run out? FOIAs seem to be ignored on that matter, SIC?

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Darth April 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

and this is off the top of the Ravenel Bridge local option sales tax that actuall has a cap. When does that cap run out? FOIAs seem to be ignored on that matter, SIC?

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