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S.C. State: We Told You So …

HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITY MUST BE CUT LOOSE …  By FITSNEWS || Back in May of 2014, this website railed against a $6 million bailout provided to S.C. State University – a historically black, government-run institution of “higher” learning located in Orangeburg, S.C. Specifically, we exposed how this payment wasn’t what…

HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITY MUST BE CUT LOOSE … 

By FITSNEWS || Back in May of 2014, this website railed against a $6 million bailout provided to S.C. State University – a historically black, government-run institution of “higher” learning located in Orangeburg, S.C.

Specifically, we exposed how this payment wasn’t what University officials claimed it was … and how the school’s financial situation was much worse than they were letting on.

“S.C. State has had financial problems for years, yet state lawmakers continue to bail it out using taxpayer funds (while subsidizing its boondoggles … and funding its questionable bureaucratic hires),” we wrote.  “When will it stop?”

Not anytime soon, apparently …

This week, taxpayers were forced to double down on their bad bailout bet at S.C. State – with the S.C. Budget and Control Board appropriating another $12 million in emergency funds for the school.  Supporters of the bailout referred to it as a “loan,” but it’s abundantly clear that’s not true.

In fact S.C. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper it wasn’t a loan because “more loans would set up the school for failure” due to the fact “S.C. State cannot repay them.”

That, ladies and gentleman, is the definition of chasing good money after bad …

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: “Higher education” is not a core function of government, and South Carolina’s thirty-three taxpayer-subsidized colleges and universities should be set free to pursue their destinies in the private sector.

Of interest?  The money for the latest S.C. State bailout was raided from a surplus fund from the previous fiscal year … which we’ve long maintained should have already been rebated to the taxpayers.  In other words state leaders aren’t cutting government anywhere to pay for this nonsense, they’re ripping it directly out of your pocket.

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58 comments

jimlewisowb December 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

Have heard it said before that Indian Tribe run casinos are the Red Man’s Revenge on White Men who stole their land

SC State is Black Man’s Revenge on South Carolina for firing the first shot of the War of Northern Aggression

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TyroneMamaCollards December 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

sounds like an oxymoron

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Idontthinkso December 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Paying restitution.

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FastEddy23 December 9, 2014 at 10:13 am

“… The money for the latest S.C. State bailout was raided from a surplus fund from the previous fiscal year … which we’ve long maintained should have already been rebated to the taxpayers. …”

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Hang Them High December 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

SC State College is on Unemployment – EBT – SNAP – and Welfare …. Tax Payers are paying for dozens of do nothings with 40 inch rims and brand new SUVs to the tune of $75,000 to $150,000.00 a year salaries – each! …. I am so sick and tired of being RIPPED OFF. Haley and the General Assembly are a bunch of fuck up lying THEIVES!! There ought to be a law where the public can round them all up and hang them by ropes.

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euwe max December 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

In other news… the CIA apologized for getting caught.

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Go Away December 9, 2014 at 10:27 am

Fuck you. Go Away.

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euwe max December 9, 2014 at 10:34 am

Nope!

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GrandTango December 9, 2014 at 10:38 am

Murdering Muslim sympathize much?

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euwe max December 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

Misanthrope much?

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GrandTango December 9, 2014 at 10:54 am

Oh sorry….Hate America much?

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Land 'O Idiots December 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

I hate America! There, are you happy now?

GrandTango December 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

No, telling me something that is already obvious, does not make me happy. Get your head out of your @$$..or go live in one of the dung-heaps you exalt, and run your mouth about them like you do Americans…and then I’ll be happy (especially if you write about it in your posthumously published memoirs)……or you could just STFU and quit voting for hateful bigots, like yourself……

euwe max December 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Nope!

Squishy123 December 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

How many prisoners will get their heads cut off to the joy of euwe max?

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euwe max December 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Feb. 7, 2002: President Bush signs a memorandum stating that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to the global conflict with al Qaeda.
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Christian morality only applies to Nazis when they kill 6 million Jews, I guess.

When I was growing up, everyone was talking about “the golden rule” – do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

What happened?

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urbantrout December 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

What happened is we lost the will to win wars. Even liberals like Studs Terkel and Tom Brokaw called WWII the “Good War”…..Really? So, it was OK to carpet bomb 100,000 German civilians to knock out a Messerschmitt factory nearby? It was OK to burn Japs out of their caves in the Pacific with flame throwers? Yeah,it was….the only way to end a war is to win it. Now,we’re wringing our hands about slapping a wet dishtowel on some rug-kissers head? The harsh truth is, if you’re not willing to be as ruthless as your enemy, you will lose. We are losing.

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euwe max December 10, 2014 at 2:22 am

the only way to end a war is to win it.

——–

Sherman shouldn’t have stopped until the South crawled to Washington on their knees and begged for forgiveness.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Squishy123 December 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

They took one look at you and said, “Fuck it”.

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GrandTango December 9, 2014 at 10:27 am

Funny: When Sanford was Gov. and FITS was his Ace-Boon-Spoon-Buddy…they slipped around the back to excessively fund SC State while making a public display of denying the same funding to help pay for a Statehouse Grounds monuments to fallen law enforcement officers. Yet Sanford was ALL IN for an African-American, separatists monument…The State newspaper – Lee Bandy – climaxed over Sanford rejecting the requests for the dead officers killed in the line of duty, while exalting a Black college.

You can’t be the leader of the parade that IS the problem, then denounce it when it grows to the disease WE TOLD YOU Dumb@$$#$ it would…

This is the Liberal-Tarian way for you…they want pop culture and media adoration….but then it bites, so they triangulate to the other side, never acknowledging who – and what- they are…and what they stand for…

We see you FITS…and you’re as ugly as those you enabled to be corrupt and deceitful. Don’t lie about it now.

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euwee max December 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

Funny how you are all screwed up in the head … .*Smiles*

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GrandTango December 9, 2014 at 10:38 am

Funny how empty headed you are…

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RogueElephant December 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

$12 million would have gone a lot further on roads and bridges than here. More money down the rat hole.

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Clark December 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

yep

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SC Is Rogue December 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

Your common sense is second to none.

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They should just go private December 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

Bullshit, we just watched Haley and Wilson piss away money to stop same-sex marriage. They’re getting ready to do it again, with the immigration lawsuit. We just subsidized a trip so Haley could wear red dots on her forehead, and her husband could lick toes. Michelin CEO has all but said fix the damn roads or forget about expansion. And withholding money from SC State is how she shows conservatism, all of a sudden. Call it what it is, them nigras don’t deserve shit. So let them fail..

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Slartibartfast December 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

“…red dots on her head?” Are you fucking kidding me? You can dislike our governor for her political positions, all you want, but nobody needs your irreligious, racist, comments. Have some fucking class, man.

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They should just go private December 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Fuck you, I’ll write what I want.1st amendment doesn’t just apply to conservatives for them to use at their advantage….Look at the picture in the newspaper.. She had red dots in the middle of her forehead, when her soul cried out in India. That’s not being racist, that’s pointing out an observation that is true. And, I never said that you owe me shit so don’t compare me to “those people”. I doubt you have shit to give anybody.

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Slartibartfast December 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

You are delusional.

They should just go private December 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Good for you that you know what kind of mark it is. I didn’t care enough to find out about it. Sorry, I’m not going to act as if the princess isn’t a shitty excuse as governor(lowercase intended) to make you, or any of her troll artists feel any better. If it’s her culture she’s entitled to it. I couldn’t care less. Anyway, my original issue is not over her dots. Funny, that you picked that out of everything I wrote, yet chose to ignore everything else. Pick a miniscule issue, distract, and change the narrative. Also, looking at your post beneath about white men getting punished, you may be the racist but you want to try to expose me as one. Both of those plays are from the Republican handbook, and can be seen as easy as a Jake Delhomme interception. Anyway, calm down man, because I can guarantee she doesn’t half a shit about you, as you do about her.

Slartibartfast December 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Some day, you will understand what the following means, and reflect on your argumentation:

“I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex.” – Michael (Jeff Goldblum) The Big Chill (1983)

They should just go private December 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Haha. I doubt it. I probably won’t remember that quotation, or the fact that you wrote it.

whatever December 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Why is nobody including FITS talking about the fact that Curtis Loftis voted to give SC State the money and Haley abstained from the vote rather that vote yes or no?

Only Ecstrom voted no

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Sims December 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Treasurer Loftis DID NOT vote to give money to SC State. The General Assembly did that by proviso last July. Loftis spoke against that issue even though it was not before the B and C Board yesterday.
The issue before the Board was to find the proper fund source (bank account). Loftis voted to withdraw the money from the contingency reserve account, which is the account of “extra money received by the state but not yet appropriated.” It was a good move on his part, otherwise they could have taken money already obligated to another agency.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm

…otherwise they could have taken money already obligated to another agency.

What difference does it make?

[…idly wonders if Hillary was right, after all…]

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agrclemsonfarmn December 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

incorrect Gov Haley objected and did not vote for check (I hate to use this source) The State newspaper

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Fleecing Tax Payers Again December 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

We are going to have to expose the stealing and credit card fraud going on at this college. Some of the employees getting full time pay are not even their at work half the time. And if anyone who works there is reading this, you know who they are!

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Erik December 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

There is so much more to this story. Please Will, dig deeper. Those of us at State know the truth. Keep digging.

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JP December 9, 2014 at 11:03 am

Leatherman will make a killing on this. how much does the old digger need?

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John December 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

Shut the damn thing down.

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Squishy123 December 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

How are they running a university on 1.5 million dollar bailouts? If they can’t make it on their own, they need to figure out how to stay open or close the doors.

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Nick December 9, 2014 at 1:22 pm

The General Assembly appropriates all monies. The Board was only choosing which bank account to take the money from. The Board was boxed in and did the best they could under bad circumstances.

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coolhandluke December 9, 2014 at 2:33 pm

SC State would help its financial situation if it axed football/basketball and a few other costly athletic programs. All they do is eat money. Wonder why the state does not demand it refine it’s curriculum and offer less avenues to degrees. Might be best if became a USC two-year satellite campus. just saying.

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jimlewisowb December 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Way, way too much logic for the Cockroaches

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

SC State would help its financial situation if it axed football/basketball and a few other costly athletic programs.

Axe them what?

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TankMcNamara December 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Ha! +10!

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coolhandluke December 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Grand Tango, when you gonna post something on your site, tired of looking at that shit about the “rolling stone’.

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Slartibartfast December 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Alas, we’re all still paying for being white. Oh well, oh well, la-di-da, la-di-da, oh boy, la la.

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xx December 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Gotta wonder what would happen if it were a predominantly, historically white college. Would we just stroke ’em a check? Probably not.

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Centrist View December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Haley: Lawmakers gave away $12 million to SC State

http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/08/3860800_new-12-million-bailout-for-sc.html
“The governor said at the meeting Monday that she is wiping her hands of the new $12 million funding.

“I get it: The General Assembly rules all,” she said exasperatedly.”

Took her a full term as Governor to figure that out?

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Timmy Tebow December 9, 2014 at 11:38 pm

You shut down SC State, I shout RACISM!!!!

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SCismyhome December 10, 2014 at 9:41 am

We have SC Public Schools to keep the 6-18 year olds off the streets. So, we need SC State to keep the 18-25 year olds of the streets. It’s better to have white collar crime taking place in office buildings across the state than to have shoot outs in the streets. Keep funding the HBCUs to keep our streets safe.

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Timmy Tebow December 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

LOL. I wanna change my answer to this one.

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BK December 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

According to the newspaper, Haley didn’t vote. Her uncharacteristic abstinence a sign that she really just doesn’t care but wants to give every appearance of bondage to conservative principals (sic) . Only Eckstrom had the balls to vote no. So, I’m guessing Eckstrom either grew a pair or figures the teacher is gonna kill him anyways, might as well be brave. Loftis voted yes. Loftis is trying to court the black vote so he can leverage his Fitsnews-bought street cred for a 2018 run to be the state’s first governor with an associates degree. I still weep for the future.

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Brian December 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I would vote for Loftis for Gov in a heartbeat, but I hear he says he has no interest in running for Gov. To bad, we need a fighter in there.

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Larry December 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm

I would not give SC State a dime.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Merge it with The Citadel to save on administrative costs.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Or heck, it’s an extension school too, merge it with Clemson. Put the Hunley lab there.

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