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Picking Winners And Losers Is “Trikki”

Two years after they received taxpayer-funded incentives from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration, a pair of companies pledging to create jobs in Barnwell County, S.C. have failed to do so. In fact one of the companies never even came to South Carolina. As a result the Palmetto State has not…

Two years after they received taxpayer-funded incentives from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration, a pair of companies pledging to create jobs in Barnwell County, S.C. have failed to do so. In fact one of the companies never even came to South Carolina.

As a result the Palmetto State has not created more than 330 jobs that were promised by Haley – and promoted by her administration as part of its “Jobs Governor” shtick.

According to a report from the South Carolina Radio Network, Miami-based jewelry display case manufacturer NK Newlook has created none of the 212 jobs it promised back in the fall of 2011. Meanwhile A&K Textiles – a safety clothing producer – has failed to create the 120 jobs it promised around the same time.

NK Newlook received at least $200,000 in taxpayer-funded incentives from Haley’s Department of Commerce, while A&K received an undisclosed amount of government largesse.

“So, it turns out that at least two of the announcements Nikki Haley touted as part of her ‘Jobs Governor’ record have failed to actually create any jobs in South Carolina,” S.C. Democratic Party spokeswoman Kristin Sosanie said. “Brutal.”

This isn’t the first time one of Haley’s big jobs announcements has come up empty – although we maintain government-subsidized economic development “wins” are every bit as costly for the economy.

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15 comments

miss suzanne October 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

She obviously cannot help herself. Hopefully when she leaves office next year, she will seek help.

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Cynthia October 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Yeah, I also had a friend whose mom was mentally unstable, and the kids are the ones who suffer the most.

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Fandango October 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I had a wife the same way and you are right! Pity the children.

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Marie Harrison October 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm

What is wrong with her face and why doesn’t she get it fixed?

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Jonestown Kool-Aid® October 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

That’s what an eight grade spoiled brat looks like trapped in a full grown body.

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mirrormirror October 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Frightening.

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neighbor October 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Jonestown, you are so wrong. She’s still growing.

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shifty henry October 23, 2013 at 9:22 am

Probably because so far no plastic surgeons, dermatologists or cosmetic companies have accepted her offer for tax incentives to relocate to Columbia, and within walking distance of the mansion?

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jimlewisowb October 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I know it is a dumb question but what the hell……

Are we going to get our money back????

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Forest Hump October 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Yep, dumb question. No offense.

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Tonto October 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Another confirmed sighting…she is a proven liar and looser. So same old BS from this woman. The difference is, she will not get my vote again!

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? October 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm

““So, it turns out that at least two of the announcements Nikki Haley
touted as part of her ‘Jobs Governor’ record have failed to actually
create any jobs in South Carolina,” S.C. Democratic Party spokeswoman
Kristin Sosanie said. “Brutal.””

It’s a helluva lot more than that sister.

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Jim October 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

So that’s all the reporting fits cares to do? Any particular reason why those two companies have been delayed in construction?

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Billy K Mulligan October 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

Fits you should look into “SC Tissue” also a Barnwell County economic development disaster: http://www.thepeoplesentinel.com/node/100375

Millions of dollars already spent for infrastructure and etc. with no private investment, no jobs, no nada.

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Manray October 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

Did these companies receive taxpayer money even though they didn’t relocate? If they didn’t move here, how did they get a tax deal? If you are not in SC, what’s an SC tax deal going to do for you? Are we paying cash up front?

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