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SC Ranks Low On “Quality Of Life” Report

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BAD RANKING … By FITSNEWS || South Carolina ranks among the worst states in America to live, according to a recent study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Making matters worse?  The OECD report found U.S. states generally did not fare as well as similar…

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BAD RANKING …

By FITSNEWS || South Carolina ranks among the worst states in America to live, according to a recent study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Making matters worse?  The OECD report found U.S. states generally did not fare as well as similar regions in other countries on key quality of life measures – despite ranking in the top 20 percent on incomes.

So in other words we’re falling behind in a country that itself is falling behind the rest of the world …

“With the exception of Hawaii, none of the American states are in the top 20 percent for health or for safety across the OECD regions,” the author of the report told Yahoo! News.

So … where does the Palmetto State rank?  No. 44 … exactly where it stood on the latest income rankings.  Below us?  The usual suspects … including Mississippi and West Virginia.

“South Carolina residents earned considerably less than other Americans. Households had $25,055 in disposable income per capita last year, among the lowest income levels nationwide,” the report noted.  “South Carolina residents were far more likely to live in poverty than most Americans. While 15.8 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2013, 18.6 percent did so in South Carolina, more than in all but a handful of other states.”

Say it with us, everybody … “it’s a great day in South Carolina!”

Or at least it will be as soon as “Jobs Governor” Nikki Haley tinkers with the numbers …

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60 comments

Healthy Skepticism October 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I guess it depends on what you mean by quality of life. Kind of subjective. Generally I love it here. Politics and politicians are the same the world over.
SC could be a lot better, but it could be a lot worse (and will be soon).

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Nikki Haley's Re-Election October 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

“SC could be a lot better, but it could be a lot worse (and will be soon).”

You got that shit right!

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The Colonel October 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

3% is “far more likely”?

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CNSYD October 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Sic Willie math

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Buz Martin October 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

(yawn)

So what else is new?

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Go go go back to Oooohiooo! October 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Please send this article to newspapers in Dayton, Cleveland, Cinn. etc. The Mexicans I can stand because they at least contribute something and you never hear them longing for the way we did it back home. If they do I can’t understand the motherf*ckers (sp?)

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mamatiger92 October 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

but, by all means, let’s re-elect our sitting governor

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Get a Clue October 9, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Many of those rich well to do areas, people are fleeing them to escape high taxes and to find jobs. Where are they coming? Look at the blue sign in the photo above.

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Karolyn October 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

And where exactly are they finding those jobs? Maybe many of those people are retiring here and don’t need jobs.

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Here is your clue. October 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

You mean rich areas like WV, Kentucky, eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania? That’s where working age people are coming from to find jobs in SC. Mainly, along the coast. The pay might not be any better, but it’s more fun being at the beach.

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Duh! October 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Without retirees moving to the coast, the results would have been even lower. Actually, without the coast, SC would have nearly zero appeal.

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shifty henry October 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Credit for all words spelled correctly, even though the sign looks like it was made in the prison’s carpentry shop.

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clinker joe October 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Hey! Don’t put the artistry of our prisoners down. That’s clearly a SCDOT job.

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shifty henry October 9, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I’ll correct that tomorrow … will think of a spiffy comment about DOT…..thanx

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Squishy123 October 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I’ve lived in a total of 5 states, SC is by far the biggest shithole I’ve lived in and will be leaving once I hit retirement. The only good thing I have to say about the state is it has cheap gas.

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Outathere October 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

The better to fill up and drive the heck out of there. Moved away a couple years ago after 20+ years, couldn’t be happier. Good luck to you!

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idcydm October 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Well, once you leave the state IQ average will increase.

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Only in SC.... October 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

As if it could go lower. Although, after you re-elect Nikki that could be open to debate, idiocdm.

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idcydm October 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

If you’ve left why do you care how is elected in SC. Sounds like you have some serious butt hurt.

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Outathere October 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

As if. Still have family and friends there. I have this caring thing going on with my personality, I know, a foreign concept to you.

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Ran out on them I see.

Outathere October 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

You stuck or just low self esteem…both? Actually, you’re in the perfect place. Anywhere else would likely be a little too much for your simple ass.

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm

You have some serious butt hurt.

FYI, I moved here 12 years ago but I don’t have butt hurt from where I use to live. You and Squishy123 may think this place is a shit hole but with people like you leaving it only gets better.

Enjoy wherever you’re at, glad it’s not here.

Outathere October 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Look, you like living in a shithole. That’s what you have found fits your lifestyle best. Every shithole needs residents and I’m glad you can contribute. I wish you and SC the best. And if it does get any better you can always move to Mississippi. Who know you might like it better ;-)

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

But you see it’s not a shit hole, it’s only a shit hole if you make it one. So you obviously made your own little shit hole right here in South Carolina but you took it with you when you left.

Outathere October 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Oooooooooh-Kaaaaay? You have clearly found a place that’s an intellectual fit for you. SC seems to attract and keep the low intellect, under achievers of the country, so I can see the appeal of moving there for you. Remember, there’s always Mississippi if SC’s quality of life happens to improve too much for you standards. ;-)

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

So now it’s not only a shit hole but those that live here are intellectually inferior to you, my my aren’t you a classic over achiever.

You know what I find interesting about our banter, the only way you seem feel good about yourself and your quality of life is to belittle others.

BTW you being from South Carolina should understand this, Bless Your Heart.

Outathere October 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Not from there, just lived there for 20+ years. But yes, I do understand. I just say things right out though, instead of using bullshit congeniality. I’m belittling you in particular, not every South Carolinian. You chose to move there and good for you. Aim low and you’ll never be disappointed, right?

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

“bullshit congeniality” another slam, you really do have some serious butt hurt and you are belittling every South Carolinian.

Good night Outathere, I getting bored pushing your buttons.

Outathere October 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

You have a real obsession with hurt butts. Personal experience I assume? I imagine you do hear the phrase “Bless your heart” uttered to you often. If you can’t recognize that for BS congeniality, then you still have a lot to learn about southern charm, son.

Deo Vindice SC October 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Ya Think ?

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Scooter October 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Delta is ready when you are. No interstates are blocked.

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Elfego October 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Good Bye~

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Ron October 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Just have to love that Republican rule. I have an idea, lets keep electing Republicans and see if anything changes. Life was much better 25 years ago for the average South Carolinian.

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idcydm October 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm

“lets keep electing”…you say you don’t live here, you left a couple of years ago, you got a turn in you pocket.

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Ron October 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

You got the wrong guy. I have lived in SC my entire life..

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Karolyn October 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

You just posted that you moved. See below. Which is it, or are there two “Duh!s”

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Ron October 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Disqus must be showing the wrong name. I did not post that. I have only posted this one comment.

Karolyn October 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Huh! Weird. Now it’s corrected.

euwe max October 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

he’s a ron now.

Duh! October 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I can see how the workings of the Internet would confuse you, idcydm.

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idcydm October 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Erroneous user names can be perplexing.

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Duh! October 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Email too, probably.

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Can I ask you a question, I will anyway.

Do you remember 300 baud modems? We really thought those were something compared to the 110 but when the 1200 came out we were in hog heaven.

euwe max October 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

what’s your baud rate now?

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm

It must be good I can down load pictures really fast, can you?

euwe max October 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Well, I haven’t got one of those new flicker-free screens yet…

…but AOL, Delphi, Compu$erve, GEnie, and Prodigy pages are pretty snappy.

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm

This is all I could find,,,

AOL Keyword

Logic-minded shortcut function of the popular internet browser America Online. Over 50,000 exist and each one typically defies and escapes the logic of the AOL customer, much to the chagrin of the AOL Customer Care Consultant on the other end of the phone.

Customer: “How do I change my billing information? I tried AOL Keyword “Modify My Financial Information” and nothing came up!

Customer Care Consultant: “Umm… Did you try AOL Keyword “Billing”?

Customer: “Ohhhhhhh!”

Customer Care Consultant: *sigh*

euwe max October 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm
idcydm October 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

No me, you’re just trying to send me somewhere I shouldn’t be.

euwe max October 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

come on… I’ll give you a cookie!

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Good one it made me Laugh Out Loud.

idcydm October 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

So FITSNews are you saying with this tread it is the government’s responsibility for your quality of life?

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Hi, I'm Nikki October 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

You want fries with that?

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euwe max October 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm Reply
RogueElephant October 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

“quality of life in SC.” are you yankees making fun of my bug zapper ? LOL

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E Norma Scok October 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

If I were you, I’d move. You seem to hate it here.

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