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“The Quinndom” Gets Well Off Of Higher Education

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“GETTIN’ PAID, GETTIN’ RICH”

|| By FITSNEWS || We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but the most powerful political force in South Carolina right now is the consulting empire of Richard Quinn and Associates (a.k.a. “The Quinndom“).

Seriously … there used to be three or four warring factions of “Republican” consulting shops, but the 2010 death of veteran consultant Rod Shealy and the steady decline in influence of consultant/ lobbyist Warren Tompkins has left Quinn’s conglomerate as the state’s 800-pound gorilla.

Or the Death Star … pick your descriptive metaphor.

Whatever you call it, “The Quinndom” enjoys unrivaled influence over state government … which is probably how they are able to command fat paychecks from state agencies like the “flagship” University of South Carolina.

How much?

Well, courtesy of a source in S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom‘s office, here’s a record from the state spending transparency website …

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“Institutional support?” Sheesh … more like protection from the Peaky Blinders.

But hey …. those colleges and universities are a core function of government, right?  Ummmm … right?

RIGHT?

Oh just pay the bill, taxpayers.  It’s not like anybody’s keeping score anymore.

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