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Curtis Loftis: Just Say “NO” To Bailout For SCSU President

STATE TREASURER: THOMAS ELZEY SHOULDN’T GET LEAVE PAY, SEVERANCE DEAL || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis says embattled S.C. State University (SCSU) president Thomas Elzey should not continue to receive payment while he is on administrative leave.  Loftis also opposes proposals that would pay Elzey two years worth…

STATE TREASURER: THOMAS ELZEY SHOULDN’T GET LEAVE PAY, SEVERANCE DEAL

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis says embattled S.C. State University (SCSU) president Thomas Elzey should not continue to receive payment while he is on administrative leave.  Loftis also opposes proposals that would pay Elzey two years worth of salary ($326,000 plus 30 percent more in benefits) in the event he is terminated from his post.

In a reversal of its previous position on Elzey, the chronically mismanaged institution of higher learning placed the  on administrative leave this week – less than two years after he was hired to turn the school around.  The decision came shortly after U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn – who basically runs SCSU – came out in opposition to Elzey continuing on as president.

Where are taxpayers on the issue?

Well, if Loftis’ Facebook page is any indication … they are 100 percent in agreement with him: Elzey should not get another dime.

South Carolina lawmakers have proposed shutting SCSU down for a year in order to allow the school to get its fiscal house in order – although that “solution” ignores the fact that this historically black school is on an unsustainable fiscal path due to high overhead and declining enrollment.

SCSU is one of thirty-three government-run institutions of “higher learning” in the Palmetto State – an abnormally high number of colleges for a state of fewer than five million people.  No wonder taxpayers spend roughly 18 percent of the state budget on “higher education” – well above the national average of around 10 percent.

To read our previous coverage of the SCSU drama (including our exclusive reporting on a $12 million unconstitutional bailout the school received last December), click HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

Also, that last link includes the results of a FITS poll regarding SCSU’s future … one in which more than 1,000 readers responded.

What did they think?  As of this writing, 54 percent (585 voters) said SCSU should be shut down … permanently.  Meanwhile 29 percent (320 voters) said the school should be shut down temporarily.  Only 17 percent (185 voters) said SCSU should continue receiving money from taxpayers.

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212 comments

Mind Blown February 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

Didn’t Curtis already say YES to bailouts for SCSU when he voted on two separate bailouts to the tune of $17 million at the Budget & Control Board? This guy is unreal. I guess he was for it before he was against it.

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Fiscal Conservative February 24, 2015 at 8:52 am

The Governor said she wanted nothing to do with the SCSU $12 million bailout Curt voted for and she voted against it. Curt thought he knew better and that throwing more money at the problem would fix it. He was wrong and our tax dollars were wasted.

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Mark February 24, 2015 at 10:13 am

Curtis is the treasurer. It is his job, as minister, to complete banking task. To say otherwise is a lie.

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Kram February 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

So now Curtis is a minister? I don’t follow your logic Mark.

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Pic February 24, 2015 at 11:13 am

Well. he posts pictures of churches on his Facebook. Doesn’t that make him a minister?

God is watching you curt February 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm

And Bible verses on FITSNEWS. Surely he is ordained. Blasphemous bloke.

Petition February 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

Curtis is not a minister , not even close. Rumors are that he was kicked out of The First Baptist Church in W.Cola after a petition of over 400 signatures…

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God is good February 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

No surprise there. But his bio still says he’s a member of that church. I suppose he is lying again…

Church February 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Saying you are a member of a church is different than being a member of a church. Hypocrite… and vile.

Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

This untruthful, vicious post is brought to you by “Fix our Roads Alliance.” Lying is the surest way to the taxpayers treasury.

Jack February 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and tis is what they do.

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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hashtag February 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

All of the votes are public and were covered by statewide media. Curtis can’t say one thing and do another. #Transparency #Accountability

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Leaders February 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

I was sitting in the audience when the last vote took place. When it was time for Loftis to vote he stuttered and said “I don’t know what to do”. Then after considering what to do he decided to vote for the bailout. Is that leadership?

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He's got to go! February 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm

No, that’s stupidity.

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The Colonel February 24, 2015 at 8:55 am

As long as he’s against it now…

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Fiscal Conservative February 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

$17 million down the toilet later… What a hypocrite!

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Jason February 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

That is not true. He voted with the Governor for the $6 million dollar, one year loan. Most everyone agreed that was the thing they had to do to keep the school from closing mid semester.
He voted ON THE SELECTION OF FUND for the loan given by the General Assembly. That was his job, he did not have a say about the loan, only from which account it came from.

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James February 24, 2015 at 10:13 am

Jason is a liar. SCSU got $17 million because of the votes Loftis took. He could have been the swing vote last time but instead sided with Leatherman and White. Why didn’t he put the taxpayers first?

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jack February 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

These comments are paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and tis is what they do.

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours. You could be next!

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Facts are important February 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

Curtis is trying to hide from his votes.

FACT: Curtis voted for a $6 million bailout of SCSU
FACT: Curtis voted to approve another $12 million bailout of SCSU over a 3 year period.
FACT: Haley and Eckstrom voted against approving another $12 million bailout of SCSU over a 3 year period.
FACT: This website, local newspapers and local tv news covered both of his votes to bailout SCSU.
FACT: The budget control board keeps records of the votes and have a video archive (so does etc).

Facts are a stubborn thing and one cannot hide from public votes in a democracy.

ke February 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm

This false post is presented to you by the “Fix our Roads Alliance.”

We love tax dollars and will tear anyone down to get them.

Facts are important February 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Which part of the post is false? Please explain.

Jack February 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

These comments are paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and tis is what they do.
Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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Carla February 24, 2015 at 11:44 am

He should have stood with the conservatives on the board and voted against it. Instead he did Leatherman’s bidding. Only in this guys mind is he a conservative.

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Too big to fail February 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Has curtis ever voted against a bailout at the budget and control board? I think he has voted to bailout other agencies beside SC State. He’s a bug government GOPer.

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Delete February 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

His Facebook page shows 100% agreement from “the peeps” because he deletes any negative or critical post. He’s a narcissisct and can’t handle accountability.

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Ctrl + Alt + Delete February 24, 2015 at 9:41 am

Every politician does this.

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DDF February 24, 2015 at 9:47 am

Haley doesn’t. She allows criticism on her page because she appreciates fostering debate. Curtis makes a habit out of deleting comments. Sometimes when he gets too drunk and posts some crazy shit on other peoples walls, he freaks out and deletes them. #screenshot

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CharlieChan February 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

If she didn’t allow criticism, she would’ve had 0 comments since 2008.

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Zoltar Zed the Undead Head February 24, 2015 at 10:17 am

TRUTH: Haley has often deleted critical comments through the years. Threats have also been made by members of her staff against some people for posting them.

Haley Does This Too Dipshit February 24, 2015 at 10:52 am

Haley does delete comments and ban posters that are critical of her, she has for the longest time.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:06 pm

This post targets Curtis Loftis, an opponent of the gas tax. This post paid for by “Fix our Roads.”

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Jane February 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Why isn’t this alliance targeting other politicians who oppose the gas tax? Why is it all about Curtis Loftis? He doesn’t even have a vote on the matter. Where is the logic?

Mic February 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

False statement. I disagree with him often and he has never deleted me.

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Cim February 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

Mic is a voice in Curtis’ head that he often agrees with.

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Mic February 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and tis is what they do.

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours. This is the worst of politics.

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Transparency February 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

FACT: Curtis voted for a $6 million bailout of SCSU

FACT: Curtis voted to approve another $12 million bailout of SCSU over a 3 year period.

FACT: Haley and Eckstrom voted against approving another $12 million bailout of SCSU over a 3 year period.

FACT: This website, local newspapers and local tv news covered
both of his votes to bailout SCSU.

FACT: The budget control board keeps records of the votes and have a video archive (so does etv).

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jack February 24, 2015 at 10:27 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and this is what they do. We should not let evil be the road to taxpayer riches. We should not allow such liars to tap into the taxpayers money. There is no fact they can’t distort.

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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Accountability February 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

Sounds like Curtis doesn’t like being held accountable for his votes. Though he demands accountability from everyone else, he can’t summon the courage to hold himself accountable for wasting taxpayer dollars.

Cheers February 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Curtis doesn’t like to be accountable. Every one is against him. So many conspiracies against him: the Media , The Alliance to fix our roads, the paid operatives, The koch Brothers and so on. But he is sure transparent. Love the picture on his Facebook in a tub with him gleefully and in full beatitude awaiting the owner of the second glass of wine!

Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm

These post are paid for by the “fix our roads alliance.” We figure we can bully our opponents with vicious comments.

Logic February 24, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Have anonymous comments changed the outcome of a legislative proposal before? I thought it was money that got them to flip. Jake seems confused on what role the treasurer plays in the debate. He seems to think Curt has a vote (he doesn’t) and that these anonymous comments can bully him into changing a vote he can’t take.

Get a life February 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Jack / Jake, come on Curtis, we know you’re more creative with your aliases than that. We’ve seen so many of them. Have you just gotten tired of creating new ones?

NN February 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Had Loftis voted against the funding source the general assembly would have sued and won. The state would have paid both sides of the litigation. Loftis did as was lawfully directed by the General Assembly.

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Courts February 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

That’s pretty speculative. Most legal experts believe the proviso and plan was an unconstitutional expenditure. I think it’s clear that had Loftis voted against the second bailout that it wouldn’t have gone to court because there is no way the legislature would have won. Instead Loftis did as he was instructed by Leatherman again.

Harmon February 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm

No one in this state has fought Leatherman as much as Loftis has. He has paid a heavy price for standing up to him.

Pod February 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm

No way, Loftis is Leatherman”s toady. Two peas in a pod! Curtis carries his water every where he goes.

kyle February 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm

The post presented by the Fix our Roads” Alliance!

Sad but true February 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm

I agree. He voted for every bailout that has ever come before him on the budget and control board, fought Haley on reform and stopped pursuing the investment commission. Curtis is definitely on Team Leatherman.

Inquiring minds February 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm

What price has Loftis paid for “fighting” Leatherman?

Taxpayer February 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Curtis didn’t mind using tax dollars to settle an employment lawsuit last month. Since when have tax dollars had any bearing on how he votes?

Greg February 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Tell us more.

Edgar February 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

FACT: Tens of Millions are still missing/unaccounted for at SCSU. Clyburn wants it shut down so the investigations will stop and it will all be swept under the rug so “we can move forward.”

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Just do a screen shot February 24, 2015 at 12:08 pm

You got that right. Screen shots are amazing evidence though.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:07 pm

post the screen shot please.

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Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm

You know you can’t post pictures on here “Jake”. Do you think if it’s posted on Curt’s Facebook page it will be allowed to remain or will it be deleted?

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jake February 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

you can post anywhere…just more lies brought to you by a paid media company, specializing in lies!

Help! February 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Which media company is being paid? Which media company specializes in lies?

Butt February 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Now, it is a paid media company! Which one? name, name please. I’ll go kick their butt..

You wish February 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Hahaha! I’m saving those babies for a certain precise moment. I’m sure you will eventually have àn opportunity to review them. Such an easy target…..LMFAO so dang predictable!

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Pork barrel February 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

Where was Curtis when the Budget and Control Board voted twice to bailout South Carolina State? Oh yeah, he was right there voting to shovel more money to the university! So much for being a “taxpayer watchdog”!

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Ron February 24, 2015 at 10:14 am

False statement.
All checks have his name on them, regardless of where they go pr what cause. He is the banker, that is the way it has always worked.

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Nor February 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

True statement.
Loftis’ votes are public record and are easily verifiable in the video archive. He can’t hide from his votes.

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That's BS February 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

He’s not a banker! Way a misconception on your part. That explains a lot. If Curtis “thinks” he is a banker, no wonder he’s so free with that money. What’s your rate of return, curt?

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BankerSC February 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

And free with the truth

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It's just taxpayer money February 24, 2015 at 9:08 am

$326K/year to further mismanage a failed institution?

Nice work if you can get it.

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Krazy Kat February 24, 2015 at 9:13 am

I hear Elanor Kitzman is available.

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Ms. Rigby February 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

She’s applying for one of the dozen open positions at the Treasurer’s office.

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Halfvast Conspirator February 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

Wrong tint

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HD February 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

A blind pig…

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Dennis bldg February 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

I cannot believe Curtis has stooped this low. I cannot believe what I am reading. I cannot believe that after he’s already voted two times to bailout this school, that he has the gall to jump on the conservative bandwagon that he gave the middle finger to with his budget/control votes. Curtis is truly starving for attention and it shows.

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Jack February 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and tis is what they do. Evil should not be their path to more taxpayer dollars.

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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? February 24, 2015 at 10:27 am

Which local media firm?

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Alterego February 24, 2015 at 11:06 am

Jack , Name the local media firm and the paid operatives working for this firm. Name them, please , or STFU… You are not challenging fraud, waste and abuse . You are the fraud, waste and abuse. You are an expert at spewing evil and blaming others..

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm

This vicious and vulgar post paid for by “Fix our Roads Alliance.”

We beat the hell out of our political opponents because we like a clear path to the taxpayers money!

Hampton Street February 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

What exactly was vicious and vulgar in the post from Dennis Bldg?

Boring February 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Jake, You look and sound like a mad cat caught in a trap.. Fix our Roads Alliance , the Koch Brothers, the paid operatives, the vulgar and the vicious, the Media firm, please, we want another conspiracy. You are getting boring.

Corpulent Curtis February 24, 2015 at 9:23 am

There is no way that photo of our beloved and honorable treasurer is recent. He’s put on at least 85 lbs and has no color left in his hair nowadays. Oink Oink!

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toofatforme February 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

The government teat does seem to agree with Curtis.

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Bearcat February 24, 2015 at 10:07 am

Of course he’s gained weight since he got elected. He’s sitting high and mighty and is of great importance. All the fancy dinners, wine-and-dining, and liquor are high in fat and calories. He’s fat and happy now.

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Jack February 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and this is what they do. We should not let evil be the road to taxpayer riches.

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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Bearcat February 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

Are you denying that the Treasurer has gained weight?

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petty February 24, 2015 at 11:36 am

He’ll be the first person to mention he’s gained weight to others. In fact he’s always willing to start a conversation about himself.

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He's a hothead February 24, 2015 at 11:54 am

Yes, photo needs replacing. Looks like our horrible treasurer loftis is pissed off with the world in this one. But then agan, most of the time, that’s the look you will see, only a much redder, madder face.

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Lobby February 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

That’s just his face.

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Swine Piggie February 25, 2015 at 6:05 am

Every time I see the guy I swear he’s put on another 20lbs.

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Why Have One If Not Enforced? February 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

He’s got an employment contract, people. He ain’t going away for nothing.

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nitrat February 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

Are there any other constitutional officers weighing in on this?
Are any other constitutional officers trying to make political hay on something that, just like we do, he has an opinion about, but has no expertise in?
Curtis is truly showing with this latest attempt to get in the news and pander to his base that he truly just fell off the exterminating truck.

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Frink February 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

Or that he’s been inhaling vast quantities of pesticide and huffing his bug chemicals.

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jack February 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and this is what they do. We should not let evil be the road to taxpayer riches. We should not allow such liars to tap into the taxpayers money,

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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Explain February 24, 2015 at 10:29 am

Why would a supposed local media firm make up lies about me and mine?

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nitrat February 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

Jack…son, there are people whose ‘names’ have been appearing as regular commenters here on this blog for years.

When new names show up related to certain people or issues, I think most of the regulars know that the toady hacks have appeared…like you.

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TSIB February 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Jack, are you reposting this spam for FREE?

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Crony February 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Jack is probably one of Curt’s cronies in his office that uses tax dollars and taxpayers time to respond on behalf of curt.

guest February 24, 2015 at 9:39 am

There appears to be no consistency to this man. Did you ever notice his hands?

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Yuck! February 24, 2015 at 9:48 am

His fingers look like obese midgets.

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Jack February 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and this is what they do. We should not let evil be the road to taxpayer riches. We should not allow such liars to tap into the taxpayers money,

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours. Making petty comments about a person’s physical appearance is childish.

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Inquiring minds February 24, 2015 at 10:49 am

Petty comments or factual observations?

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Curt's the liar February 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

You are 100% correct, curt. We should not allow a liar such as yourself to tap into the taxpayers money….or state employees money. Didn’t you just cost the retirement system a boat load of money?

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Jack February 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Lies paid for by special interest, to promote their cause, which is to get billions of tax dollars. Paid media companies lie for cheap. i

Jack off February 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Jack/Curtis I think you live in a different universe. Can’t stomach the fact that lots of people hate you because you’re a liar. No special interests. No money get paid for comments. Just people sick and tired of your hypocrisy.

CharlieChan February 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

Do you guys honestly think they are going to shut down a university that size? Of course not. This is all a big show, and FITS is a tool of it just as much as Loftis. Get the sheep all riled up over something, then don’t do it and make them angry, then blame someone on the other side. No one in the State House is seriously going to shut down SCSU. Anger and fear are the two cornerstones of those in power, so they want to keep you angry about something. I bet a million dollars that Clyburn gets blamed when SCSU is bailed out again, yet with the voting numbers and power the Republican party has in our State House, nothing that happens has anything to do with any Democrat. Everything that has happened in SC for the last decade has been designed, controlled and implemented by the State GOP.

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nitrat February 24, 2015 at 10:07 am

AMEN!
AMEN!
AMEN!
This has been about nothing but stirring the racial pot from the second that committee took that vote to close SCSU.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 9:50 pm

More paid comments spreading disinformation and bile from a paid media company. Selling ones soul for a few bucks is pitiful.

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Wimp February 24, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Name names or STFU Jake/Curtis! You wimp!

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Ax Yomamma February 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

I have no idea whether or not all of this stuff being said about Loftis is true. I hope it isn’t. One thing is clear, however. There is a concerted effort to get the focus completely off of the Haley-Kitzman relationship, and it has all the earmarks of paid political operatives doing all the posts. Do the people responsible for this not realize that if the allegations about Loftis are true, he will surely retaliate tenfold? The old Cold War term “Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)” comes to mind.

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Henry February 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

Can you get more specific about how we can get paid for doing this? And how does this article relate in any way to Haley-Kitzman? All I see is a totally inconsistent Curtis Loftis trying to get PR out of the sad state of SCSU and its poor discredited president. That, in itself, is selfish and self-serving. It is hardly a position of principle and policy. Loftis should know there is an employment contract which covers situations just like this. To even raise the issue is like teasing hungry lions by hanging red meat over their heads. They get angrier and angrier but can do nothing about it. He ought to be ashamed for baiting our citizens like that.

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Jack February 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

These comments are made by paid operatives working for a local media firm. The evil they spew show one what real SC politics is all about. Challenge fraud waste and abuse and this is what they do. We should not allow such liars to tap into the taxpayers money,

Please reject their filth, before it is done to you or yours.

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JackandAx February 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

Jack and Ax yomamma appear to be Curtis. Nice racial overtones there, Curt. Ax yomamma seems to be saying “…well, these allegations may be true but if you don’t stop them I will destroy you.” In other words, a threat. Great behavior for a Constitutional Officer of the State of SC. Curt, this attempt to keep your name before the public back-fired. Accept it and move on. Don’t make threats you can never actually carry out. Not scary at all and puerile at best.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm

lies and filth from your friendly neighbor paid media company!

Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Which paid media company are you referencing? Are there media companies that don’t charge for services?

know February 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Fits News must charge for services. Pay to say and Fits has to make money and it is OK since he has a family. How does Loftis pay him? From the treasurer’s office many funds? the 529 college saving fund? his personal fund? This should be transparent ..Need to know

It's all tru February 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

Oh they are true, so very true. Just do a slight bit of investigating on your own. You won’t have to put in much effort to find these statements true. Check it out for yourself.

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You have no idea February 24, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Loftis will retaliate? OMG! What ever shall we do? Grab your wives and children and run for the hills, boys. Please muther f’er, bring it on. We are sitting ready on go, watching every move your incompetent behind makes. Gear up with your best ammo. I’ll place my bets early that we’ve got WAAAYYY more than you do. Not to mention we have the TRUTH on our side. So, yes, dear friend, BRING IT!

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Jack February 24, 2015 at 9:45 pm

these comments are paid media company spreading bile.

No one can fight the lies, on make sure everyone understands the evil that causes them.

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Tubby Curty February 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm

You’re so full of shit curtis. What a fatass!

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Scrappy February 24, 2015 at 10:13 am

Elzey will get his severance pay. Word on the “screet” is that Elzey discovered where some of the 30 million that SCSU “lost receipts” for went. This money was part of the federal funding for the Clyburn Transportation Center.

Hence, the legislative black caucus and Clyburns push to remove Elzey quickly. Clyburn is no different than the black lawmakers who rule over the “coridor of shame” and have their hands in the broken school districts pockets. Clyburn just has a bigger pot of money to play with.

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nitrat February 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

Where are the SCSU audits by the feds and SLED?
Has anyone seen them?

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Lobeco February 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Gathering dust on the shelf next to the audits of the Jasper County School Superintendent’s office in Bill Nettles’ office where they will stay so long as the Democrats are in charge of the Justice Department.

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Sad day in SC February 24, 2015 at 11:42 am

It’s so sad to see what has become of an office where I so enjoyed working. I worked at the STO for years under the stewardship of Mr. Patterson. He was kind, smart and respected. Not only respected by his staff but also respected by the General Assembly, banking community, local government and the credit rating agencies. When he spoke, he spoke with authority and he was listened to. Now we’ve seen an office that was once an influential voice in state matters turn into an unrecognizable clown show with Mr. Loftis as the ringleader. The professionals that worked there are gone and have been replaced by unprofessional yes-men. There is no leadership. Governing by press release and Facebook is no way to govern at all. As much as I never thought I would say this, the STO should be appointed by the Governor.

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Sad day indeed February 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

Less than 10 minutes since you posted this comment and you already have 4 likes. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm

These vulgar and vicious post are paid for by the “Fix our roads alliance.”

We love tax money more than honor and integrity.

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Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm

What was vulgar and vicious in the post from ‘Sad day in SC’? Can you please detail your rationale for coming to such an uninformed conclusion?

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Just go away, Curtis February 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Nothing about that office was vulgar or vicious Neil you walked through the door, Curtis. At that point it all fell apart because of your inept ability to do ….well, anything right. You have failed at every venture you have attempted. Everyone is aware of your shortcomings. Your shabby attempts at humor are even a failure. To put it in plain English, your jokes aren’t funny. They stink. Do us all a favor and give it up. Otherwise you are going to cost the state a whole lot of unnecessary legal fees.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Vicious post brought to you by a paid media consulting firm. Why battle with ideas when lies are so easy!

Butt February 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Now, it is a paid media consulting firm ! Which one, please, name, name … I’ll go kick their butt.

Blonde February 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm

From Voting under the influence 2010 . His favorite joke was: “What do you tell a blonde with two black eyes? Answer: Nothing, you’ve already told her twice and she isn’t listening.” GAG.. What is his favorite joke now?

Sad day indeed February 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I can honestly say I haven’t been paid one cent to post any comment, anywhere. I gladly post what I know as truth. You know it to be fact, Curt. Why don’t you fess up and admit its you posting under aloof these aliases? I also worked for Grady, and there was never a question as to his integrity or the integrity of the office he represented. He treated his employees with kindness and respect, unlike you, with your screaming fits of rage. Your mama should have blistered your behind when you were little and perhaps you would be more trustworthy and respectful of others.

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Thoughts February 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

How embarrassed his staff must be when they read all the anonymous comments he posts on here. Is it even possible for them to take him seriously anymore?

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we are February 25, 2015 at 5:58 am

We are. I dread going to work after posts are on here. He’s so loud and meaner the usual. At least its humpday.

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GeniusMe February 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

He is running the place into the ground. Everyone I know is jumping ship. He is a vile person.

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Incurable Disease February 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Vile and loathsome?

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Sarge February 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

These comments are just trashy. There is no excuse for comments like this, other than trashy people with internet access.
Hard to believe I fought in a war to defend, in part,free speech.

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Incurable Disease February 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Curtis…err…Kev…err… Sarge. Did you mean to paste your “vile lies” messages here that’s been posted so many times before?

ArmyMajor February 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Curtis, unlike many of us, you never served your country in the military. Surely you don’t want to open up that box!

The Colonel February 25, 2015 at 8:39 am

You don’t come here much do you?

Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

The professional distortion brought to you by the Fix our Roads Alliance. We spend money y to trash our opponents! Its the SC way!

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Help! February 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Is there a difference between a professional distortion and an amateur distortion? What does the Alliance have to do with any of this?

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

The Alliance has paid the media company to manage the proposed gas tax issue. The media company has attacked Loftis as a part of that strategy.

Help! February 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

What media company is getting paid?

Cliff February 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm

How can a paid liar live with himself? Selling his soul for a few dollars. Wow

Insider February 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Who sold his soul? Which company?

James February 24, 2015 at 5:23 pm

All will be told in due course. It is amazing what bounty comes forth in litigation. I hear
Lots of people are involved in the Alliance. It will be interesting.

Insider February 24, 2015 at 5:23 pm

So you can’t name a single person or company who sold his or her soul? So it’s just your own conjecture then, right?

So obvious February 24, 2015 at 7:31 pm

C U R T I S. L O F T I S

Curt lies February 24, 2015 at 5:58 pm

We know it isn’t the ‘paid media firm’ that he uses to make his college savings commercials. Those are the ads he promised he would never appear in when he ran for office in 2010. It was a major part of his platform.

No February 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Pay to say, Fits News. Hope that he does not pay Fits with the college savings plan…

Road Builder February 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

I am am member of the group funding the Fix our Roads Alliance and I can promise you that I did not know of this till today. I am demanding the group fire the media company and issue Mr. Loftis an apology.

Nice try February 24, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Road builder = Curtis

Way to play February 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Well played, Road Builder. Well played. I could actually taste the sarcasm as I was reading your statement. (Bows down in a “Wayne’s World we’re not worthy” manner). Your comment very well may win most satirical of the day.

Nameless Forevermore February 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Maybe you didn’t know about it because they are not doing it. Give us a break, Curtis. Use your own name.

Eric February 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

I feel the same way. I may have some differences with Loftis, but we should not be behaving like this.

Whoa! February 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Who is “we”? Is that one of Curtis’ personalities speaking with confused pronouns?

Hal February 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

This post brought to you by the Fix Our Road Alliance.

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Minds February 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Is it impossible to think someone can disagree with Curt without being a special interest or paid? Evidently no one disagrees with Curt unless they are paid or part of a conspiracy. “Hal” don’t be such a narcissist.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Paid media hired by Fix Our Roads Alliance presented this silly and distorted post.

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Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

No Jake that’s the logic you’ve employed. If you don’t agree with Loftis then you’re a paid lackey and sinful. If you agree with Loftis then you’re honorable.

Help! February 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Who is the paid media?

F our R February 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

This post paid for by the “Alliance to fix our Roads.” If we can’t beat the tax on the merits, we will lie like hell to smear our opponants.

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Minds February 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm

What lies are you referencing?

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Facts February 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I don’t think the roads alliance cares what Curtis has to say about transportation. He has no role to play and can’t thwart legislation.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm

This crappy post brought to you by the “Fix our Road Alliance.” The more vicious the better!

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Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 1:31 pm

What did the former patterson/treasury employee say that was “crappy”? Cant a person be sad about something without it being a paid campaign against curtis?

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RH February 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

R,
You can d better than that.

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Nick February 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

How dreary. Paid comments to trash a politician.

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Soul February 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm

I’ve never heard of anyone getting paid to post comments on any website. You’re really reaching far into your fantasy world today.

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Mike February 24, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Several companies in SC fo just that. Politicians and special interest groups hire them to lie for them.

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Soul February 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Name one please.

Para February 24, 2015 at 5:51 pm

I know this for a fact. Loftis is shopping for a lawyer. He called a well know democrat lawyer today. Don’t know anymore than that.

West Evans February 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Not surprised Loftis would call a Democrat. They have so much in common. Have you seen his votes on the budget control board?

Para-legal February 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

To what? Complain about fitsnews? What a complete and total joke. “Para” he he

Hack February 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Was it one of the bond attorney he gets boatloads of campaign donations from and then gives them state business? That’s also part of Loftis’ role at the budget and control board.

Scumbags February 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Yes, sir. Just look at his ethics filings and check that list of attorneys all trying to buy business wit the state.

Rick February 24, 2015 at 11:57 pm

lies and distortions. paid liars serving special interest groups. so sad.

Rick = Curtis February 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

RIck/Curtis are you trying to say that you don’t receive campaign funds from bond attorneys? Are you also trying to say that bond attorneys aren’t selected by the Treasurers office?

Holy roller February 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

How do you know this Para?

Roads February 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Is he about to get sued for wrongful termination again? How much will this settlement cost the taxpayer

FTE February 24, 2015 at 5:20 pm

How about your ex-wife, or one of the dozen disgruntled former employees, or the hundreds of disgruntled retirees, or the thousands of state employees, or the millions of citizens that are fed up with Curtis’ daily embarrassments. Could any one of those people comment for free?

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Lies, distortion and bile all produced by a paid media company.

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D's Nutz February 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

For crying outloud Curtis, WHICH PAID MEDIA COMPANY?!?! Be transparent and tell the world who it is!

Transparent my butt February 24, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Probably the same “special interests” he refers to on facebook all the time, but will NEVER disclose who these “special interests” are. Even when asked by his faithful whoredog followers.

Rick February 24, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Paid liars, employed by sleazy media companies, working for special interest. They are paid to trash elected officials that oppose them. Elected officials that fight fraud waste and abuse.
They are paid to get tax dollars for their masters.

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Unpaid truth teller February 25, 2015 at 6:02 am

Rick/Nick/Curt here you’ve responded to your own comment. Yet another sing that you are insanely wasted. Maybe the alcohol helps you sleep? Maybe it helps ease the pain from the guilt you must feel for the type of person you are? I don’t know. But it is clear to everyone who reads these threads that you need to seek psychiatric help. You’re very sick in the head Curtis.

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Curt's got to go February 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm

F’ing hilarious! This from the man who gave them the money to start with. What a crock of crap. #getcurtout

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm

brought to you by a paid media company. We lie by the hour!

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Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Who is “we”? Which paid media company? Pray tell us!

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Rick February 24, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Paid liars working for special interest groups. Is anything worse?

Billions to the master, and their fine houses and cars. Pennies to the liars, and the middle class possessions. So sad.

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You're worse February 25, 2015 at 6:11 am

Yes there is something worse. A grown adult who blames everyone else for his own shortcomings and refuses to have the maturity to see whats right in front of him (not what his head tells him is lurking in the shadows). A person who lies and bullies and won’t deal with reality. The something worse is you Curtis. No masters, no “paid media groups” (whatever the fuck that means), no special interests: just people who have known you for a very long time and thing you’re a prick.

Shannon February 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Classy, real classy.Is that gutter mouth supposed to get you votes?

BK February 26, 2015 at 11:46 am

I posted that 3 months ago. Haley didn’t vote, Eckstrom voted NO and Loftis voted YES.

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TSIB February 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Loftis needs to do the job the state’s taxpayers are paying HIM for, instead of using his office to promote his political ambitions.

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Sconset987 February 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Pretty obvious to me that Loftis is incompetent as State Treasurer. What I am wondering though is besides FITS (who apparently is getting paid) and the pseudonyms Loftis uses to post here, is there anybody who thinks he can handle the job?

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Shelter February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

His staff doesn’t. That’s why there’s been a major exodus from his office.

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Jake February 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Bla Bla Bla lies and distortions brought to you by a paid media company, on contract to a special interest group.

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Jakes snake February 24, 2015 at 10:13 pm

What is the name of the media group?

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Rick February 24, 2015 at 11:52 pm

Paid liars lying to make money. Lying against elected officials.

So sad. But not as sad as a soul lost for eternity.

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Totally Insane February 25, 2015 at 6:08 am

You know you’re dealing with a crazy person (or a two year old) when you ask a simple question, like a name, and they respond by saying your a paid liar. What a pathetic excuse for a man. In fact, I wouldn’t say he is a man, he’s more like an infant with a sailors mouth.

GFY February 24, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Keep making things up Curtis. Curtis is the king of lies and distortions.

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Watching February 25, 2015 at 6:06 am

Are you denying that many people have left the treasurers office over the past year? Before you lie, just remember that while the senate may not be on SCEIS they still have access to it!

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Flip Flop February 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Is Curtis completely off his meds?! He bailed out SCSU on TWO occasions already. Now that the political wind is blowing in a different direction he decides to change course? Golly, there is not a leadership bone in his body. Typical politician.

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rick February 24, 2015 at 11:50 pm

lies and more lies by paid media companies trying to please their special interest masters. the masters get billions, the lackey get pennies.

Pennies for a soul. How sad.

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Mary February 24, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Interesting history on this group. Been around a long time.

http://www.sos.sc.gov/index.asp?n=18&p=4&s=18&corporateid=4630

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Rice February 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm

What’s so interesting? Looks like a nonprofit in good standing. What’s the interesting part?

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Wilson February 25, 2015 at 4:39 am

Interesting? Looks pretty standard to me. Legitimately filed with the State with the most prominent comment being “good standing.”

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Rice February 25, 2015 at 6:13 am

I’m sure Mary/Curtis has a conspiracy theory they we plebeians are privy to yet.

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Philip Branton February 25, 2015 at 3:26 am

Ha……now everyone is running for the exits when a large portion of citizens realize that the NSA has had the goods on all these rascals for some time and can put the political screws to anyone they want…!!!

Just follow the money and digital tracks via the NSA “foi” ….!

Its not just SCSU………..that is the real story not being told.!!

Clyburn is now feeling the heat since Harrell’s counter “shock” has rippled through the Pee Dee.

Goes to show just how in tune the students across our state really are……

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Danny February 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Loftis is such a dumbass!

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Mic February 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

And one of the most respected elected officials in SC.

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I poll facebook February 26, 2015 at 12:48 am

According to himself

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Matt February 25, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Lol, does tea party dope Loftis seriously have nothing better to do with his time then this???????????????????????? How this press release is even worth of a Fits “story” is beyond me

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BK February 26, 2015 at 11:39 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Loftis is paying for these glowing articles on Fits. But, seriously, who TF cares what Loftis thinks about SCSU, roads or taxes? The man is the TREASURER, which means he is supposed to collect money and spend it as appropriated by the legislature. So, unless he wants to hold up a check (did I read something about him trying that once before? or was it Eckstrom?), he’s got to pay it. He’s got to pay it whether it’s roads, Boeing, SCSU or Nikki Haley’s daughter. So…so what if he’s against making good on a contractual obligation the state entered into with an executive of SCSU? Does that mean he will have a sour attitude when he writes the check? Perhaps he can sign it sloppily? WHO TF cares? Perhaps Loftis doesn’t understand what contracts are for and why one would expect signing parties on a contract to live up to their obligations of said contract. Perhaps one of his staff could explain these things to him before he takes to Facebook and Fits whining about having to write a check for a contract by which the state is legally bound. Seriously, the credibility of Fits dies a little every time a Loftis article is posted.

As for the other commenters on this article – y’all are cracking me up! I want to go to work for a Paid Media firm to bash politicians. Actually, I’d do it for free!

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SCSU Dude March 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

I am a graduate of SCSU and I hate to see all of the hateful comments towards my institution, there are many factors contributing to the problems at SCSU but the students are not one of them. We get great and wonderful students from all over the country who choose to come here, we get a great education and go on to do great things. The problem with SCSU is financial point blank, yes there was mismanagement but there is a lot of blame to go around. There were ppl on the board of trustees who were not half as qualified to be there but the ppl who put them there were the state senators. They said this themselves, so if you have a incompetent board (not everyone by the way) they gonna pick a president who is not of the university and not qualified. Add that to the loss of pell grant money on which about 70% of the students are on, they don’t have the money anymore so they are forced to leave (drop in enrollment). Add the negative publicity, parents are afraid to send their kids now (drop in enrollment), add the bad leadership as I stated, add that SCSU has been underfunded at least $7mill a year in money they are rightly owned from the govn’t just as USC and Clemson. How can a school survive with all of these factors, it cannot. State senators refuse to pick/hire qualified alumni who care and have the expertise to do the job, believe me, we alumni care but its difficult for us to get key positions like BOT and President to right the ship. Things are changing, we are rallying and uniting in support for our school, we are launching nationwide campaign for fundraising, recruiting, marketing, PR, ect.. to our alumni, we care for our institution just as you guys care for yours. SCSU is a place where we can study freely from our perspective, just like any race or ethnicity of ppl should have the freedom to do. Don’t bash us, help us, at least help the students, support them, they are just trying to get an education as any other American kid.

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