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Nikki Haley Endorsed By SC Chamber

“BALOUT, CORPORATE WELFARE” ORGANIZATION BACKS CANDIDATE IT ONCE OPPOSED S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is touring the Palmetto State this week with officials from the uber-liberal S.C. Chamber of Commerce, the group she derided in 2010 as being supporters of bailouts and corporate welfare. Yeah … how things change. The S.C. Chamber…

“BALOUT, CORPORATE WELFARE” ORGANIZATION BACKS CANDIDATE IT ONCE OPPOSED

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is touring the Palmetto State this week with officials from the uber-liberal S.C. Chamber of Commerce, the group she derided in 2010 as being supporters of bailouts and corporate welfare.

Yeah … how things change.

The S.C. Chamber – which supports all manner of bailouts, corporate handouts, tax hikes, spending increases and other anti-competitive, pro-government policies – endorsed Haley’s Democratic rival Vincent Sheheen in 2010.

Haley’s campaign was livid.

“The state Chamber is a big fan of bailouts and corporate welfare, so it’s no surprise that they would prefer a liberal like Vincent Sheheen over a conservative like Nikki Haley,” the governor’s spokesman said at the time.

This year, though, the group has chosen Haley over Sheheen.

How come?  Because Haley has embraced bailouts, corporate handouts, tax hikes, spending increases and other anti-competitive, pro-government policies since she was elected in 2010.

Don’t believe us?  Consider her fiscally liberal views on taxesspendingeducation and (most notably) government-subsidized health care.

Are those the policies of a “Republican?”  To say nothing of a “conservative?”

Anyway … this website has consistently called the chamber out for its left-leaning positions.  Same with other icons of the Palmetto State’s failed status quo.  Frankly, we think the fact Nikki Haley has “earned” their endorsement this year tells you all you need to know about her evolution as a politician.

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43 comments

Chamber of Secrets August 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

Ha! Perfect.

The SC Chamber is filled with parasitic crony capitalist whores and they’ve switched to the “winning” side…showing they are devoid of any principles.

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Sandi Morals August 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

Gosh.In every place I have lived in, the Chamber of Commerce was always comprised of some of the most repected business men/women in the community.
Why the HATE toward the ‘chamber’. I can understand OWS showing disdain toward successful people, why FITS?

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David August 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

Alert Haley troll has been spotted.

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So sorry August 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

You’re clearly an idiot.

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Sandi Morals August 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

You are clearly a liberal. Don’t get much worse than that. Read the polls.

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nitrat August 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Well, you’re still clearly an idiot.

So sorry August 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

One question, did you support the Chamber when they threw their endorsement to Sheheen?

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Sandi Morals August 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Moron. Did my post have anything to do with Sheheen?

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Saluda Rapids August 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

There’s your answer, So sorry. Of course Sandi sneered at the Chamber, just like Trikki did.

So sorry August 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I’m sorry that I can’t overcome your ability to read.

truthmonger August 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Because of HOW they became “successful”, and how their “success” damages the rest of us. There’s a reason the state ranks last in so many categories…

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Sandi Morals August 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Why would HOW somebody becomes “successful” be a concern of yours if it is legal? HOW would someones financial success damage you?

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truthmonger August 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm

So why shpuld you care about obamacare and everything the president does, since it’s LEGAL? SOMETIMES, technically legal actions are still wrong. Why not allow employees to decide if they want to unionize (since it IS legal) without the business owner interfering? Hey, what concern is it of his, since it IS legal?

Financial success is GREAT when it’s the good old-fashioned American way -hard work and ingenuity. It IS NOT great when it is at the COST of the average person through crony capitalism, influence peddling, and intimidation of employees.

Years ago, Siemens (sp?) came to Columbia. They were going to pay 18 bucks an hour for electricians and hvac. The chamber and city strong-armed them into reduced wages so other companies wouldn’t have to pay to keep employees. That is how it works in a “right-to-be-paid-less” state.

Smirks August 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm

A guy named Joe becomes CEO of a business, cuts the wages of every employee, and steers the company into the ground through his leadership, but jumps from the burning wreckage with a golden parachute and retires immediately.

Was Joe successful for the company? No.

Was Joe successful for himself? Absolutely.

Is Joe an asshole? Or is Joe a “respected businessman of the community?”

I guess that depends on whether or not Joe donates to Haley’s campaign. :)

EDR August 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

MICHAEL STILL HAS AN UNPAID JUDGEMENT ON BOOKS
FOR NOT PAYING CREDIT CARD BILL OF 7,000,HE PLED NO CONTEST

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PI Guy August 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

Speaking of judgements, how about that nearly half million dollar judgement in O’bur. Cty. against Haley’s parents? Never paid? And that was about two years ago. Check out SC Judicial site.

Smirks August 7, 2014 at 10:42 am

2010: “Oh no, Haley is running under the Tea Party guise, she might actually cut stuff!”

2014: “Haley hasn’t done jack, phew! Why bother to replace her?”

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Greg August 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

Haley South Carolina’s own corporate whore.

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I wonder the tally of Johns this far ? Anyone ?

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shifty henry August 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

Nikki, their darling, is working very hard for her “One-Way With No Refund” ticket OUT of her beleaguered and beloved home state.

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jimlewisowb August 7, 2014 at 11:33 am

Would like to take a moment to comment on the picture of the First Eunuch as he sits beside the ever lovely Gypsy Queen

Specifically his hand gesture

It appears to be a modified hand steeple combined with interlocking fingers

The normal hand steeple represents a lot of confidence on the part of the steepler. Steeplers are usually lawyers, politicians, priests, abject failures and cockroaches

As a norm one does not steeple in public as it tends to make one look arrogant/smug conveying the message that the steepler’s shit don’t stink. It is best used behind closed doors when negotiating

The First Eunuch’s interlocking fingers combined with a steeple really throws a curve to the average observer

However to the trained eye the First Eunuch is no doubt praying to the Gods that he would like his nuts back and if he ever gets them back he will lock his fingers around them and never ever let them go

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Barney the purple fucking dino August 7, 2014 at 11:43 am

lol…good to see you back. Sometimes your shit reminds me that there are dudes in Bib Overalls walking around with genius level IQ’s that could wipe the floor with the average attorney from Nexsen Pruet under the right circumstances.

I’m going to pocket away that little gem on steepling(spelling?) into my personal arsenal for business poker.

Once again I tip my hat in thanks to you.

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shifty henry August 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

10+

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mark August 8, 2014 at 10:13 am

jimlewisowb, you are a pure gold truth teller.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. When I was a kid, the Chamber Of Commerce was synonymous with honesty, integrity, and good business practices. Sadly, they have devolved into something quite the opposite of their former selves.

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you know me August 8, 2014 at 10:14 am

Oatie man, why did you sell the f##k out?

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Retired Soldier August 7, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Michael Haley is an insult to every solider that

has ever served in combat. His wife is a joke

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Relax, it was just a guy in a uniform, Sandi calls it ” a political stunt ” UHH-RAHH !!!

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Thomas August 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Four more years! Then it is off to a new stint in the 2016 Republican Administration! You hearing this Sen Leatherman? Who is going to be our next Senator Pro Tempore?

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Can’t wait !

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Walter-White August 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Gas, horror, toilet, torture…which chamber. They all sound like Nim’s kind of place.

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Walter-White August 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Gas, horror, toilet, torture…which chamber. They all sound like Nim’s kind of place.

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I’m not even a business man, politician, or any person that matters in ” the world ” my grandmother raised me with common sense. SO, I question why Nikki was elected in the first place ? Why is she even up for re-election ? Do the people of SC think that Haley has done “anything” for the state of SC ? It’s just my opinion, My Dog, Buffee has more sense than Nikki. She knows right from wrong, I would like to enter Buffee as a Governor replacement.

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Old Ball Sack August 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Sounds like a great ad for one of Haley’s opponents. Post the comment from last time in big letters with a fine print for the date. Then post the new glowing endorsement followed by “Which Haley statement is true? More conflicting comments or just business as usual for Trikki Nikki?”

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Vote Haley out August 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Lillian Koller, ex-DSS director, sued by former employees

Here we go……the fun begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –

A pair of former state Department of Social
Services employees have filed a lawsuit against ex-director Lillian
Koller alleging she improperly fired a former senior employee to cover
up inefficencies and waste in her department.

Koller is facing accusations she tried to blame the multi-million dollar failures of one employee onto another.

In the past few years, DSS has been granted millions of dollars in
federal grants to update the state’s child support payment system.
Attorneys in this case argue the woman Koller trusted to put that system
in place, Katie Morgan, wasn’t able to get it done and the state was
fined millions of dollars by the federal government as a result.

That’s when the plantiff in this case, Larry McKeown, says Koller
promoted him to take Morgan’s job and take the fall for all the
mishandling of those federal funds. Soon after, McKeown was fired.

“What Lillian Koller did, in this case, is leave the person in place
who was taking care of the failing work that they had, and put the blame
on Larry McKeown who had nothing to do, as far as our case is
concerned, with that sort of arrangement,” said attorney Lewis Cromer.
“According to Koller, Ms. Morgan is the best thing since sliced bread.
But looking at the record and the way its cost the taxpayers of South
Carolina, I don’t know if that would be true.”

McKeown was also accused of having an improper relationship with a
grant manager he was working with. He and that employee, who later
married, were fired.

Koller stepped down as DSS director after state leaders began investigating her management of the foster care program.
This case heads to trial on Oct. 6.

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I hope Sandi is Nikki’s lawyer. If not, we will have to pay even more for her position.

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm

A soldier is a man ! Mike is a ?

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EDR August 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm

WHERE DID HALEY GET $ 1,500,OOO TO LOAN HER PARENTS
AND CALIFORNIA BUSINESS MAN ???????

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shifty henry August 7, 2014 at 6:31 pm

—— full details, please

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Deo Vindice SC August 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm

K brothers for sure. The myrtle beach casino ( New Atlantic Beach ) Will be built soon. The old pavilion will be the spot. Haley will get, proberly 3 mill. That’s why the sell-off of Charleston. Either way she wins, and retires with boocoo money. SC business as usuall.

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EXrevnuer August 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Remember when Otis Rawls (AKA “Odie”) was caught breaking into Boykin Rose’s office in the wee hours of the night. Ahhhh, how one can rise to greatness in this state.

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Ernie August 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

SC Chamber of Commerce? What does that mean? These endorsements by meaningless organizations don’t amount to many if any votes. Just my opinion.

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ELCID August 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Chamber doesn’t represent business interests. One of the reasons a lot of companies refuse to join. It’s just a bunch of political whores, wiping their butts with SC taxpayer money. Haley??” Really, the queen bitch whore who sold out Charleston, DHEC, the DOT, Dept. Human Services and every thing she could for political donations. Anyone who stands up against her ends up like Sheriff Meetze, Jakey Knotts, and on and on and on.

And, that’s Haley’s good points.

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