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Democrats Assail Nikki Haley’s Economic Record

Palmetto State Democrats dropped a boatload of depressing economic data on Gov. Nikki Haley this week, challenging her oft-touted job creation claims and setting the stage for a furious debate over the state of the South Carolina economy heading into the 2014 election. “Despite Governor Haley’s many press conferences, the…

Palmetto State Democrats dropped a boatload of depressing economic data on Gov. Nikki Haley this week, challenging her oft-touted job creation claims and setting the stage for a furious debate over the state of the South Carolina economy heading into the 2014 election.

“Despite Governor Haley’s many press conferences, the harsh truth of South Carolina’s economic situation under her failed leadership is apparent,” S.C. Democratic Party spokeswoman Kristin Sosanie said in policy memo released Monday.

In addition to this week’s depressing Kids Count data – and last week’s less-than-stellar state jobs report – the Democratic memo highlighted several other recent studies showing that the Palmetto State’s economy “recovery” isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

For example, the memo highlighted a 2012 Pew Center report ranking South Carolina third-worst in the nation in terms of economic mobility. It also highlighted an April 2013 study from MoneyRates.com showing South Carolina as the fifth-hardest state in the nation in which to earn a living.

Left out of the Democratic release? The state’s abysmal 58.9 percent labor participation rate – which is well below the national rate of 63.4 percent (itself at near three-decade lows).

Haley – who opposed “corporate bailouts” as a candidate in 2010 – has built her economic development strategy around these crony capitalist giveaways. In fact she’s been their biggest cheerleader, which is why the liberal S.C. Chamber of Commerce – which opposed her three years ago – is poised to support her reelection bid.

Does government subsidized “economic development” work?

Of course not … 

Yet Haley and South Carolina “Republicans” continue to pick winners and losers in the marketplace … while hypocritically railing against anyone who opposes such subsidies as being “anti-business.”

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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30 comments

GrandTango June 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

As long as the GOP has Obama, to compare Haley to, Sheheen is $#!* out of luck…

SC is actually faring OK, because it has REJECTED as much Leftwing policy as it can…but when the idiots who voted for Obama, get their checks in Jan 2014, and see ALL the money taken to pay for Obama-Care…I will LMAO, after I quit crying over the Scam Obama has pulled…

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Obama Day Spa June 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Who’s gonna shave those bunions for you BigT?

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Smirks June 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm Reply
GrandTango June 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

So you’re finally admitting Obama is a TOTAL F*#* up….

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Marie Harrison June 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Plain and simple…she has no clue what she’s doing, just like being the bookkeeper for Exotica.

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Marie Harrison June 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Plain and simple…she has no clue what she’s doing, just like being the bookkeeper for Exotica.

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A face in the crowd June 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

If she had any honor, she would emulate LBJ and not seek, nor accept, her party’s nomination for governor in the next election.

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Marie Harrison June 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Don’t really think a single soul in that family knows a thing about honor.

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A face in the crowd June 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

If she had any honor, she would emulate LBJ and not seek, nor accept, her party’s nomination for governor in the next election.

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Marie Harrison June 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Don’t really think a single soul in that family knows a thing about honor.

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CNSYD June 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

This is obviously news. When have those out of office, in this case Democrats, ever assailed those in office, in this case Republicans?

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CNSYD June 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

This is obviously news. When have those out of office, in this case Democrats, ever assailed those in office, in this case Republicans?

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Gen. Sherman's Matchbook® June 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm

This is one shit hole of a state.

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Gen. Sherman's Matchbook® June 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm

This is one shit hole of a state.

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Roberto June 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

This is not news. All politicians are in office to assure their own reelection. All politicians spend the money of their constituents based on what is good for the politician, not the constituent.

The out party ALLWAYS assails the in party for economic incompetence. That is why the in party ALLWAYS spends tax money to attract business to the state.

Notice, I used in party and out party. The republicans are in now, but the democrats did the same when they were in, and the republicans did the same when they were out.

Slickster thinks this is news because, well, I don’t know why.

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Roberto June 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

This is not news. All politicians are in office to assure their own reelection. All politicians spend the money of their constituents based on what is good for the politician, not the constituent.

The out party ALLWAYS assails the in party for economic incompetence. That is why the in party ALLWAYS spends tax money to attract business to the state.

Notice, I used in party and out party. The republicans are in now, but the democrats did the same when they were in, and the republicans did the same when they were out.

Slickster thinks this is news because, well, I don’t know why.

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Thomas June 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Four more years!

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Thomas June 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Four more years!

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Simple Simon June 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

South Carolinians dont care about this stuff.Keepin the Blacks and Hispanics in their place is what counts here!

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tomstickler June 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

Recent news item: SC leads the nation in percentage increase in Hispanics over the last decade.

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Simple Simon June 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

South Carolinians dont care about this stuff.Keepin the Blacks and Hispanics in their place is what counts here!

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tomstickler June 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

Recent news item: SC leads the nation in percentage increase in Hispanics over the last decade.

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Hi! I'm Nikki! June 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm

“You want fries with that?”

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Hi! I'm Nikki! June 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm

“You want fries with that?”

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Elfego June 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

Compare her record to Obama’s

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Elfego June 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

Compare her record to Obama’s

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tomstickler June 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Nikki was in Aynor yesterday taking credit for the move of gun manufacturer PTR Industries from Connecticut.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/06/24/3553807/officials-celebrate-gun-maker.html

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tomstickler June 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Nikki was in Aynor yesterday taking credit for the move of gun manufacturer PTR Industries from Connecticut.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/06/24/3553807/officials-celebrate-gun-maker.html

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