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SC “Personal Touch” Creates Jobs? Please …

There’s an utterly ridiculous Associated Press puff piece out today which discusses how South Carolina’s “personal touch” is what convinced a Connecticut-based gun manufacturer to located roughly 100 low-paying jobs to our state at an as-yet-undetermined cost to taxpayers. “When Connecticut gun maker PTR Industries was trying to find a…

There’s an utterly ridiculous Associated Press puff piece out today which discusses how South Carolina’s “personal touch” is what convinced a Connecticut-based gun manufacturer to located roughly 100 low-paying jobs to our state at an as-yet-undetermined cost to taxpayers.

“When Connecticut gun maker PTR Industries was trying to find a new home, CEO Josh Fiorini got offers from about 40 different states, many of them with similar terms and incentives,” the AP puff piece recalls. “But South Carolina won out, thanks to the state’s relentless efforts to woo the company and its personal touch.”

Really?

We hate to break it to the rubes reading this mainstream media nonsense but South Carolina’s “personal touch” – which apparently consisted of Nikki Haley handing out her cell phone number and U.S. Rep. Tom Rice and his wife boozing it up with the company’s CEO – isn’t what landed this company.

Taxpayer-funded incentives – a.k.a. your money – is what landed this company.

In other words we bribed them to come here – by shifting the tax burden on existing South Carolina individuals and businesses, a strategy which has failed our state miserably over the course of the last decade.

Of course most people don’t know any of that because our mainstream media is more focused on glamorizing crony capitalism than exposing it for what it is … which is why we remain one of the poorest, dumbest states in America.

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34 comments

d d July 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

Fits, I would tend to agree with your contention that the Governor, her excellency nimrod haley gives away the state on the backs of its taxpayers. However, do you have any evidence of this? Frankly, I would agree that it is astonishing how freely she gives away the state in order to garner political points and saying that she garnered more jobs.

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S E July 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

Fits, I would tend to agree with your contention that the Governor, her excellency nimrod haley gives away the state on the backs of its taxpayers. However, do you have any evidence of what you claim in this article? Frankly, I would agree that it is astonishing how freely she gives away the state in order to obtain political points and saying that she garnered more jobs.

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Smirks July 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hopefully it isn’t Earl Capps’ “personal touch” we’re talking about here.

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Rub Out King July 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hand job creation?

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Smirks July 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hopefully it isn’t Earl Capps’ “personal touch” we’re talking about here.

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Rub Out King July 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hand job creation?

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CNSYD July 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

The “failed” strategy” has caused SC to be stuck with companies like BMW and Michelin. Oh how terrible that is.

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Will Folks aka Sic July 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

Our labor participation rate is at a record low – and five points behind the national average, which itself is at a 34-year low. Happy for BMW and Michelin, but it doesn’t change the fact the broader strategy is a FAIL.

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CNSYD July 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Does “national average” mean that 25 states are above it and 25 are below it?

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d d July 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

No, the average is all states added up (their statistics) and divided by the total number. A median is the number in the middle with an equal number on either side. Maybe you are being facetious.

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CNSYD July 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

You caught me! Averages can be very misleading. Take Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and yourself add up the total wealth and divide by 3. See how wealthy you are?

chickenoregg July 2, 2013 at 7:04 am

No statistician would proffer such garbage. It is not statistically accurate to average the extremes. Your point falls woefully flat.

CNSYD July 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

You obviously are new to FITSNEWS. Sic Willie is the statistical king. You know, as in Twain’s hierarchy.

chickenoregg July 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Sorry. I did not know. It all makes sense now….I think.

CNSYD July 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

The “failed” strategy” has caused SC to be stuck with companies like BMW and Michelin. Oh how terrible that is.

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Will Folks aka Sic July 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

Our labor participation rate is at a record low – and five points behind the national average, which itself is at a 34-year low. Happy for BMW and Michelin, but it doesn’t change the fact the broader strategy is a FAIL.

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CNSYD July 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Does “national average” mean that 25 states are above it and 25 are below it?

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S E July 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

No, the average is all states added up (their statistics) and divided by the total number. A median is the number in the middle with an equal number on either side. Maybe you are being facetious.

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CNSYD July 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

You caught me! Averages can be very misleading. Take Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and yourself add up the total wealth and divide by 3. See how wealthy you are?

chickenoregg July 2, 2013 at 7:04 am

No statistician would proffer such garbage. It is not statistically accurate to average the extremes. Your point falls woefully flat.

CNSYD July 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

You obviously are new to FITSNEWS. Sic Willie is the statistical king. You know, as in Twain’s hierarchy.

chickenoregg July 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Sorry. I did not know. It all makes sense now….I think.

Roseanne July 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Does anyone know how many South Carolinians are actually in jobs that the governess claims to have created? Aren’t most of them so far in the future that they aren’t affecting current employment numbers?

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Roseanne July 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Does anyone know how many South Carolinians are actually in jobs that the governess claims to have created? Aren’t most of them so far in the future that they aren’t affecting current employment numbers?

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Newwayofdoingbusiness July 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I really can’t stand new jobs being created…said no one ever

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Newwayofdoingbusiness July 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I really can’t stand new jobs being created…said no one ever

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Billy K Mulligan July 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

So other states offered incentives too? And they’re here because we won the sales effort? Great job Bobby Hitt!

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Billy K Mulligan July 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

So other states offered incentives too? And they’re here because we won the sales effort? Great job Bobby Hitt!

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Cleveland Steamer July 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

A 787 with a palm tree on it’s belly flew over as I swilled a beer on lake WYlee flying at low attitude, as I look up human feces splatters my face. I can tell it’s human by the peice of a hardees burger wrapper I pick out of my eye. That shit is very acidic too, must have added ketchup.

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Cleveland Steamer July 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

A 787 with a palm tree on it’s belly flew over as I swilled a beer on lake WYlee flying at low attitude, as I look up human feces splatters my face. I can tell it’s human by the peice of a hardees burger wrapper I pick out of my eye. That shit is very acidic too, must have added ketchup.

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Steve Benny Jr. July 2, 2013 at 7:44 am

Haley counts on everyone being to dumb to realize certain jobs are coming anyway. The benchmark are what EXTRA jobs did she get.
I maintain damned few.

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Steve Benny Jr. July 2, 2013 at 7:44 am

Haley counts on everyone being to dumb to realize certain jobs are coming anyway. The benchmark are what EXTRA jobs did she get.
I maintain damned few.

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GeeGeeC July 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Obviously you are desperate for real news.

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GeeGeeC July 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Obviously you are desperate for real news.

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