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Meet The SC Tourism “Oversight” Committee

… WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY OVERSEEING? || By FITSNEWS || There’s a hilarious (and depressing) story coming out of the Savannah, Georgia media market this week related to the S.C. Tourism Expenditure Review Committee.  This eleven-member board – whose members are appointed by a host of various politicians and special…

… WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY OVERSEEING?

|| By FITSNEWS || There’s a hilarious (and depressing) story coming out of the Savannah, Georgia media market this week related to the S.C. Tourism Expenditure Review Committee.  This eleven-member board – whose members are appointed by a host of various politicians and special interests – is supposed to be making sure

Frankly, the fact such a board even exists is a testament to how far government has strayed from its core responsibilities …

This website has long maintained that tourism marketing is not a core function of government.  In fact it’s just another excuse for government to take money out of the private sector and route it through wasteful, inefficient bureaucracies – solely for the benefit of select special interests.

Which is stealing …

It’s hilarious, then, that the panel tasked with holding the robbers “accountable” can’t be bothered to … you know, do their one and only job.

According to reporter Ashleigh Holland of WSAV TV 3 (NBC – Savannah, Georgia), the state’s tourism watchdog agency “by its own admission … does not check the spending by South Carolina’s 46 counties from the special tourism advertising and promotion fund.”

“No, we don’t intend to look at the money because we’ve got plenty on our plate right now,” the committee’s leader told Holland.  “We, obviously we’d look at it, we’d consider it. But with all the cities and counties, it’s a big task to review all of these.”

Really?

Wow …

“What’s the point of having a state oversight committee if they don’t oversee anything?” one Lowcountry, S.C. resident asked us.

Good question … although it appears roughly half of this committee’s members are (wait for it) … local tourism officials.  And the rest represent businesses which benefit from taxpayer-subsidized tourism marketing.  So that explains a lot.

Look: If it’s not doing anything (and clearly, it isn’t), then this taxpayer-funded committee should be abolished.  More to the point, though, every single penny currently being spent on “tourism” in South Carolina – by any government – should be returned to taxpayers.

Seriously … state lawmakers bitch and moan about being unable to maintain our state’s roads and bridges (which is a core function of government) yet each year they pump tens of millions of dollars into “tourism marketing?”  Not to mention an “oversight” committee that’s apparently too busy to do any overseeing?

What a joke …

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14 comments

Gay Rocky May 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm

They’re so cute.

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shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm

They are knitted by prison labor in the rehab dorm. They can be bought for a $2 donation accompanied by a color photo of yourself. Will may even consider purchasing some and giving them to the ‘top commentators.’

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GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

LMAO..Anybody else notice that as the Democrat Party is IMPLODING – From Hillary to Baltimore – FITS finds ANYTHING and EVERYTHING else to talk about…Hahahaha…

I’ll give it to FITS…at least he knows he’s getting his @$$ kicked by the IGNORANCE and stupidity of his own party…The national media is so delusional…they are reporting this JOKE of the TOTAL disaster they are…as legitimate….

Strange days indeed…LMAO…

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Hands R Weapons May 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Go fuck yourself. In fact, I am going to get right in your face when you stop at the store and get out of your automobile, you dumb shit.

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GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Unhinged much???….LMAO….

And what’s what so wonderful…it’s just going to get WORSE for you…Hahahaha….

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Dan Ruck May 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm

STFU

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This Is Your Chance May 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Its not a joke. Its how millions of dollars in tax money is being illegally funneled as kickbacks and pay offs. You want to bring it all down, then follow the trail.

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shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm

” is supposed to be making sure..??? ” Uh, what did I miss?
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OK, I used to do some consulting work for them, and I call their “excuses” — chickenshit..!!

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easterndumbfuckistan May 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Maybe we should have the oversight committee, oversight committee. This committee would provide oversight to all oversight committee in South Carolina. This would give us needed confidence that necessary oversight of oversight committees providing oversight of the legislators and voters of South Carolina. I nominate myself as executive director of the South Carolina Department of Oversight of Department Oversight (SCDODO).

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shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

pretty good! (you forgot the hyphen after C-)

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easterndumbfuckistan May 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

There I fixed it, all GrandTurnip like. LOL

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shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

it works too!

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Dan Ruck May 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Greenville County always spends a shitload on tourism and I always wonder why. It’s a nice place to live but there’s nothing to “see” here except relatives and friends. The airport car rental lots are full of dull grey sedans because their customers are businessmen.

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Alias The Buzzman May 2, 2015 at 12:48 am

Will the Chinese let them oversee them?

Remains to be overseen.

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