Alan Clemmons Says His Political Action Committee Is Clean

… BUT HE’S SHUTTING IT DOWN ANYWAY By FITSNEWS || Fiscally liberal “Republican” S.C. lawmaker Alan Clemmons says his political action committee is not being investigated as part of a joint federal-state corruption probe at the S.C. State House. “I am not aware of any complaints against, or interviews or…


By FITSNEWS || Fiscally liberal “Republican” S.C. lawmaker Alan Clemmons says his political action committee is not being investigated as part of a joint federal-state corruption probe at the S.C. State House.

“I am not aware of any complaints against, or interviews or investigations of, the activity of Palmetto Patriot Leadership Committee or anyone associated with it,” Clemmons told reported David Wren of The (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Sun News.

Wren’s paper is the latest legacy media outlet in the Palmetto State to report on the probe – and is the first to credit this website with breaking the story.

In addition to exposing the existence of the probe, FITS was also the first media outlet to report on its specifics – including its focus on legislative political action committees.  These so-called  “Leadership PACs” are widely viewed around the S.C. State House as vehicles for illegal vote trading.

Lawmakers – including S.C. Rep. Beth Bernstein (D-Columbia) – have been pushing to eliminate them as part of a comprehensive ethics reform package.  But so far the only comprehensive legislation to move through the General Assembly has been this bill, which would have actually moved the state backward.

Legislation or not, Clemmons told Wren he’s shutting down his PAC anyway …

“In keeping with the spirit of the bill, the Palmetto Patriot Leadership Committee has ceased accepting contributions and is in the process of making final distributions in preparation for termination of its activity,” he told Wren.

Good …

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Philip Branton October 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

Boomerang 101………

“Good Sam Club Halo” counter………..”those who smelt it dealt it..” reverb…

shifty henry October 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

“The hen that laid the egg cackles first”

Henry’s Granddaddy from his farm on Sand Mountain in Alabama…..

Diogenes October 10, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Sand Mountain! Why from there you could look out over Fort Payne and Mentone. On a clear day you might see as far as Rising Fawn In Georgia. You come from good stock.

shifty henry October 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

— will post some news about Mentone and Ft. Payne later…..

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

You Democrats need to beat him at the ballot box, FITS..or STFU…

You’ll investigate a lemonade stand if it can feed your greed, and enhance the power of the leftists. You have been a disaster. Don’t be such anti-American EFF-Ups, and you can get elected maybe. Always trying to take down the people who beat you fair and square, makes you look like a carping little punk.

Smirks October 10, 2014 at 11:10 am

Investigate lemonade stands? The horror!

GrandTango’s all about the Lemon Party.

grandtangosuglydog October 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I love it when talk all tough Emily. Oh the anger. Still no dates huh? Dont give up girl there is someone (desperate enough) out there im sure.

Pac Man October 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Can someone explain what a PAC can and cannot do within the law?

FastEddy23 October 10, 2014 at 7:38 pm

They can’t cheat or steal. The lying part may be up for discussion.

(In my opinion, they do steal, depriving the taxsuckers of quite a bit of revenue … thus urinating on the rest of us do not have that huge tax advantage. In my opinion.)

nitrat October 11, 2014 at 9:16 am

This is a nation of 315+ million people. Not the 2 million along part of the Atlantic coast in 1776. We need income taxes to do what all 21st century nations do…you know, pay for things like high tech modern armies for national security.
The tax exemptions/expenditures for any entity that does anything, even .00005% political activities need to be revoked; get rid of that entire 501 tax code section in the IRS code.
All non-profits seem to have the funds to pay their CEOs 6 figure salaries. If they can do that, they don’t need to be tax exempt.

FastEddy23 October 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Granted, the federal government does need a revenue stream to keep those bumbling, stumbling taxsuckers in the clover.

BUT, the revenue source DOES NOT have to be from an personal Income Tax levied on the citizens.

Example: The banks, all of them, get a huge break from the fed reserve and the treasury (any banker that can’t make a fat profit from <1% fed money loaned at 4.5+% is a total idiot). A simple transaction tax of 0.1% on the paper flippers in stocks, bonds and commodities, administered and collected by the SEC, would generate more than twice the revenue for the fed g'ment than all personal income taxes combined. (The bond markets alone flip more than $1 Trillion per day. … Abolishing the IRS would be totally painless for g'ment with such a 0.1% transaction tax.)

Buz Martin October 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I’ve had a lot of negative things to say about Alan Clemmons. But not on this one. Whatever the motivation (and I will take him at his word on that), he’s doing the right thing.

It’s also good that Wren gave credit to FITSNews for breaking the story. Not a hard thing to do, just a line in an article. But it’s honest. We need more honest reporting from the “Legacy” press in South Carolina and the USA.

TSIB October 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Meh. Clemmons did the wrong thing until the shit hit the fan. I wouldn’t be so quick to commend him.

Buz Martin October 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Feels good sometimes not to be so damned negative. That’s all.

TSIB October 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm


All House Members Must Go October 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

He wouldn’t know if the feds were probing him even if he dropped his pants and bent over to look. The FBI doesn’t just show up at your door and make an announcement that they are watching you; unless Bill Nettle’s Office or SLED is leaking information (and it does go on investigations. Everybody knows that).

Commonman October 11, 2014 at 8:44 am



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