Jim DeMint’s Think Tank Hosting Greenville Event

FORMER U.S. SENATOR RETURNS TO PALMETTO STATE By FITSNEWS || Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint – president of the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation think tank – will return to his old congressional district next week for a panel discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan and others. The so-called Vision SC…


By FITSNEWS || Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint – president of the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation think tank – will return to his old congressional district next week for a panel discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan and others.

The so-called Vision SC conference will be held from 11:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. EST at the Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville, S.C. on Monday, November 17, 2014.  Tickets are $50 – which includes lunch.

For event details and registration information, CLICK HERE.

The Vision SC conference is a production of DeMint’s South Carolina-based think tank, the Palmetto Policy Forum.  In addition to DeMint and Duncan, it will also feature Heritage Foundation chief economist Steve Moore and public education reform advocate Kevin Chavous.

DeMint resigned his seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012 to become president of the Heritage Foundation.  He was first elected to the Senate in 2004 – and reelected in 2010.  Prior to that, he served three terms in the U.S. House representing South Carolina’s fourth congressional district (which includes Greenville).

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley appointed then-U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill DeMint’s seat, and last week Scott won a special election to claim the final two years on DeMint’s second term.  He has said he will run for a full six-year term of his own in 2016.


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Nölff November 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

For $50 they should include a lap dance and a bump of coke.

Tom k November 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Lap dances only if Haley is in attendance.

$50 well spent November 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm

I’m going to attend and shove food in my sports jacket pockets and wipe my mouth with my sleeves.

Guest November 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

That you, Strom?

zibbeee November 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

No…Joe Biden…crashing another party…with new and improved corn-husk-coloured hair plugs…

Warning November 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Sit down and stfu, freak.

Nölff November 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm

It took you a lot of effort to hack my account. What the fuck is your problem?

Nölff November 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

I left out that I lust for DeMints liquid babies.

Guest November 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm

It took you a lot of effort to hack my account. What the fuck is your problem.

Toyota Kawaski November 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

ah yes dear me….. That Heritage group! I know….lets host a panel on a work day when most of our minions (crazy ass Greenville Tea Baggers) are working as IT Techs at Best Buy!!!

nitrat November 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Jim appears to have spent a mint on that mouth.
Of course, he always had a penchant for $1000 suits. He was the best dressed man in the Senate. And, his voters never wondered where he got the money.

HAHAHAAHAHA November 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

You’re fucked up.

vicupstate November 12, 2014 at 5:18 pm

The word ‘Think’ does not belong in the same sentence with ‘Jim DeMint’

plato November 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Ask Gruber how dumb he thinks Americans are…

Grouber started here November 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Ask him to do a case study, starting in South Carolina.

diamond jim:elections have con November 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm

I agree. How fuckin dumb can you be to spend $4 MILLION $$$$’s of your own money to run for governor, quit a week before the election and receive 0.92% of the vote.

Thinker or Stinker? November 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Even Corky Thacher has thoughts.

“I like cookies.”

“I just pooped in my pants”

It’s not called a “smart think tank”.

diamond jim:elections have con November 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

You hate him because he is a Christian.

It's a Great Day In SC November 12, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Let me guess…

One of the major points of conversation will be how much of a Tax Cut millionaires should get.You know,so they will have more money to “invest” and “create” jobs



Just put in their pocket?

BIN News Editorial Staff November 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Not “Think Tank.” “Stink Stank” is a better description.

One implies intelligent thought. The other, just a nasty smell.

Jimmie’De’Minted abandoned supporters like a cheep wh@re at a shotgun wedding who claimed “true religion” and didn’t really wanna marry that redneck in the first place.

Kind’a like TRav when Baby Mommy dumped his slimmy pumpkin arse. Everyone knew from the beginning T’Rav would dump Baby Momma. But, Momma beat him to it.

Family Court will take care of business. He will pay thought his old age testosterone injections for his little baby. Our Funding Editor says bless the baby and the Momma.

Then she puked her third Metamucil and Black Jack into her panty hose, and said we should call T’Rav to clean it up.

Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James November 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm

The way I see it….like him or not….he is no longer a dirty politician. Maybe he’s dirty, but at least he’s not automatically so (i.e. politician—“R” or “D”).

Deo Vindice SC November 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Is it possible for a regular person to get into the bandwagon to make lot’s of money off others for nothing ?

CorruptionInColumbia November 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Was Sarah Palin his inspiration for bailing out before his term was up?

Mac November 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

These “conservatives” get rich of the “movement” and no one seems to notice.

poorer November 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

I notice that over the past six years of Democrat policies, the richy rich billionaires have gotten richer, and the Middle Class and the poor have gotten poorer…it’s a sad fact, jack!

L I'll Be November 12, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Wonder if he will detail how Greenville got all of the $billion New market tax credits for SC over the past 13 years and gave a few crumbs to the rest of the state……..and I doubt he will mention the 23 percent cut his consulting firm pocketed. I am sure his message will more likely rail about the evils of government stimulus money………………double dog dare FITs to bring any of this to light!

Michael November 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

Would you explain the “23% cut” comment. I would like tho know more.

L I'll Be November 14, 2014 at 9:58 am

Michael…glad you asked…….23% covered in the end of this post.

FITS still crickets!

Greenville has been at the head of the line for nearly $1
billion in New Market Tax Credits since 2003.
Many of the following projects had Former Sen Jim DeMint standing in front to tout his help in getting government NMTCs (wait a minute, no word of NMTCs mentioned by him)…… fact he joins Heritage and holds seminars like the one advertised here to rail against government handouts and spending.

To list a few (the list is way longer) of Greenville’s NMTC
projects……..Children’s Museum of the Upstate in 2008 and the Peace Center renovation in 2011. In fact, NMTCs have been used in most every project along Main Street, the law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., headquarters for CertusBank, and retail space, including Anthrolopologie. Project ONE will also be the first LEED Silver building in downtown Greenville. Tax credits were
used for the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and office building called Main @ Broad, the Next Innovation Center, the McBee shopping center and RiverWalk, the apartment and office building.

In Spartanburg, the program financed the South Church Plaza,
the parking deck for the University of South Carolina Upstate’s graduate business school, the home of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, downtown airport renovation and the Wofford College Village of shops and dorms.

Really, HSB and Certus bank?????The Courtyard???

An eager beaver young lawyer from upstate while trying to
impress, let it slip that one of Sen DeMints consulting firms helps keep
projects on track………….here are some of the numbers from a potential SC project.

Typical New Market Tax Credit project,

Qualified Equity Investment (QEI) $ 6,143,214

Tax Credit Earned 39% of QEI $ 2,395,854

Gross Proceeds from Investor 70% 1,677,097

Less: Cost of Transaction 1,092,889 (Breakdown below)

NMTC Transaction Cost

Legal $ 288,639

Consulting Firm $251,364 (23%)

CDE Allocation Fee 4% 245,729

CDE AMF 5% 307,161

Total NMTC Transaction Costs $ 1,092,889

Coffee Black November 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Just looking at him, you’d never figure him to be the type of guy that would start a recession.

SCBlues November 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

I do not know where I will be on November 17th from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM but I sure as hell know where I won’t be!

Jim November 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

Well good for you. Bet you will be where you are everyday between 11:00AM and 4:30PM. Right here you freak.

Dan Ruck November 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

I hate him because he ran out on the people who elected him and were depending on him. Oh, yeah, he’s a (deleted) too.

sparklecity November 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Note to DeMint:

quit dyeing your hair

You (just like your departed buddy Ronnie Reagan) ain’t fooling anyone

Oh and yeah everybody knows you whored yourself out!!!


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