SC Minimum Wage Hike … Is Dead

GOOD RIDDANCE … || By FITSNEWS || A bill to hike the state of South Carolina’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour is one of many pieces of legislation unlikely to advance through the S.C. General Assembly in 2015.   The Democratic proposal is languishing in the”Republican-controlled” S.C. House…


|| By FITSNEWS || A bill to hike the state of South Carolina’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour is one of many pieces of legislation unlikely to advance through the S.C. General Assembly in 2015.   The Democratic proposal is languishing in the”Republican-controlled” S.C. House of Representatives – and with a key”crossover” deadline now passed, it faces an uphill battle just to be heard in the State Senate (assuming it even gets a vote in the House).

After May 1, legislation seeking to “cross over” from one chamber of the S.C. General Assembly to the other must receive a two-thirds vote from the receiving chamber … just to be heard.

That’s a huge barrier to passage …

For the record, we have consistently rejected efforts by government to arbitrarily impose wage levels on the private sector.

“Government has no business defining such a standard in the free market – or compelling its enforcement,” we wrote last year.  “Wages should be based on what the market will bear – anything else is socialism.”

Nonetheless South Carolina Democrats – led by State Senator John Scott and Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter – followed the lead of president Barack Obama at the federal level and pushed state-level wage hikes.

“We want to get the community back to a point that those who are the least of us, be able to put them in a position they can afford to do some things,” Scott told WSPA TV 7 (CBS – Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.) reporter Robert Kittle earlier this year.


Last time we checked black politicians didn’t give a damn about the “least of us.”  In fact they invariably march in lockstep with a failed status quo that holds them back … and go out of their way to attack anyone who does give a damn about the “least of us.”

Oh, and before you presume this website is all about the “Republican” majority blocking this wage hike … check yourself.

We oppose their handouts, too …


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johnq May 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Being a racist asshole will be your downfall.

Rocky Knocky May 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Your wage is generally determined by the demand for your skills. Since SC is one of the three poorest states, with the lowest wages outside of MS and West Vagina, then Hell no we shouldn’t increase the minimum wage. Most of our citizens are obviously low-skilled and worthless, why would you give them a raise. I say kick them out of the state all together. Maybe they could move to Georgia.

GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Thank you GOP. Good work.

John Boy May 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Damn right! This is South Carolina! A poor man’s sandbox.

GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Only where the fools keep voting Democrat…generation after generation..

Do your home work….Dumb@$$…LMAO…

Rocky May 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

OK – so let’s see – SC dumbest and poorest state – always vote Republican – SC dumbest and poorest state. What’s your point?

GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm

SC is a GREAT state for the most part. I LOVE it..Republicans just blocked a gas tax and pi$$#d off the Democrats. Last year, we defunded a gay propaganda campaign at CofC and obliterated a hate-filled Womens studies program at USC-U…

And SC is growing, while liberal Rust Belt states, shrink….

When SC lags…. It’s the Democrats who F*#k it up…..Who rules – and has ruled for generation after generation – in the Corridor of Shame?….

Quit swilling the DNC Kool-Aid…And do your homework Dumb@$$…lest you look like a F*#king idiot…AGAIN….LMAO…

Rocky May 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Third lowest wages in America – consistently votes law makers who are GOP. Need we say more. Not all parts of the state get to suck off the state government tit like Irmo, Chapin and Lexington.

GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I thought you said you’re making more money than you ever have in your life. And at one point you said you work for SRS…before you said you are in some sort of sales gimmick…

Also said you had an overseas vacation and bought a beach house???

Lie much?????….LMAO..

Pogo's Sex Doll May 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Wait a sec. there GT: “Indeed, since 2010, jobs have expanded in energy, manufacturing, logistics and, with the return of the housing market in some areas, construction. Although much of the expansion has taken place in the sunbelt, notably Texas, the rustbelt economy has also been a prime beneficiary. Of the top ten states for new plants in 2010, five were in the rustbelt—led by second place (after Texas) Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.

Most impressively, there has been a revival of job growth in these areas. Between 2009 and 2013, rustbelt cities and states dominated the country’s industrial revival. At the top of the list is Michigan, which gained 88,000 industrial jobs, a performance even greater than that of Texas, which came in second. The next three leading beneficiaries are all rustbelt states: Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

For much of the past half century, the rustbelt states suffered high levels of unemployment. But today Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin have considerably lower rates of unemployment than the national average, and considerably less than California, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.”

GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Any statistical-based info. is VERY suspect – if not blatantly faked – in the era of fraudulent government numbers, that began w/ Obama…Obama claimed he’d created a multitude of jobs in SC-25 Congressional District…a while back. That’s typical for his administration…

You say it.. so it’s true…if you’re a liberal…whereas you are ignorant to reality

I just know SC picked up a Congressional seat…where some liberal states are bleeding population…and if they grow, it’s by illegal immigration…that is bankrupting them financially, as much as they are morally…

easterndumbfuckistan May 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Obama claimed he’d created a multitude of jobs in SC-25 Congressional District

SC-25 is not a CONGRESSIONAL district. We only have 7 of those SC-1 through SC-7.

It could be a South Carolina house district in Greenville County, or a South Carolina Senate district in Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick & Saluda Counties. Neither of these has much to do with the new congressional district however.

GrandTango May 2, 2015 at 9:17 am


THAT IS MY POINT…!!!!!!!!!!!

You MUST be TRYING to present yourself as that F*#king stupid to cover for Obama…No one is as F*#king ignorant as you present yourself as being…please tell me you’re kidding…..

It scares me to think that there are people as F*#king stupid as you, voting…

easterndumbfuckistan May 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

“Any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook.”

John Boy May 1, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Don’t confuse Grando with anything that wasn’t on Drudge.

John Boy May 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Do your home work….Dumb@$$…LMAO…

Homework is one word…maybe you should have done yours?

GrandTango May 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

WTF are you talking about. You have it wrong…I have it right..

Make a fool of yourself much??…LMAO…

John Boy May 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I see you did your sneaky edit. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that saw it…lol, lying ass fool.

GrandTango May 2, 2015 at 9:19 am


Or was it you saw something that was not there…and RUSHED to F*#king up, because in your desperation, you thought you FINALLY had something based in reality, to attack me with…..LMAO….

John Boy May 2, 2015 at 9:38 am

You really stepped in it. That was a unedited copy and paste from your comment. You really are an oaf, huh? No wonder you’re such a laughing stock on this site and why your bolg failed. Have a blessed day, Dumbass.

GrandTango May 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

Flail desperately much???….LMAO…

Fits Ain't No Republican May 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm

I presume this website is all about the Republicans blocking this wage hike because it is the Blogsite of a Republican who amuses us and himself by placing the word Republican in quotation marks,bashing some Republican politicians,while praising others and ,except in the area of Foreign affairs, fully supporting the general RepublicaN agenda across the board

Republicans Care! May 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Republicans replace teaching safe sex with teaching abstinence only. Teen pregnancies skyrocket.

Republicans outlaw abortion and emergency contraceptives. Teen pregnancies are carried to term.

Republicans cut food stamps and welfare programs. Teen moms must now make up for the loss in aid by working longer shifts or taking multiple jobs, if they have not done so already.

Republicans cut minimum wage. Teen moms are paid even less and must work even more hours or even more jobs to make ends meet.

Republicans spend taxpayer money on vouchers for private schools. Teen moms are forced to choose between cheap and terrible private schools or the seriously underfunded public schools for their kids.

Republicans cut environmental regulations. Teen mothers have to worry about contaminants in their water and air and how it might affect their kids.

Republicans lower taxes on the rich. Teen mothers unknowingly end up paying more taxes they can’t afford.

Teen mom’s kid grows up to be 15 years old, receives abstinence-only education, ends up having sex anyways, pops out a kid of their own.

Cycle repeats until Idiocracy isn’t just a movie anymore. Corporate world rejoices as the supply of cheap, expendable unskilled labor multiplies exponentially.

Barry May 1, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Teen mom’s kid grows up to be 15, looks around, see no more realistic life options for herself than her mother did–or her aunt, or her neighbors, or her friends. Pops out a kid and continues the family life cycle

Torch May 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Sounds like they want us to have the same wages as India.

Jonny Logic May 1, 2015 at 2:06 pm

I think they should lower the Minimum wage. That way the ‘job creators’ can have more money and the evil poor people can look even lazier when then can’t afford luxuries like rent and food.

Slavemaster Jones May 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm

In addition to paying them pennies per hour, can I also shackle them and whip them when their productivity drops? I mean, this was all allowed until the damned government made it illegal!

Rakkasan May 1, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Don’t forget the kids. Damn gubmint stuck their nose in and we can’t work them like we used to either. They did a great job in the mills and mines (cough cough)

shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm

“We shoulda’ picked our own cotton!”

Rakkasan May 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Note to Shifty: I love the levity you bring to this website. Stay with that. It works for you. Really.
Love and Kisses: Rak

shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

right now i’m enjoying an el diablo burger from hardees and can only type with one hand but will tell about my days picking cotton,,,later// — and please tell me that rakkassan is a woman’s name!

SYNTwist May 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

I don’t think Rakkasan is a woman…hnmmm.

Still interested in our man burger…LOL

SYNTwist May 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm

LMAO – but that is so true! I think people became dependent, and rightfully so? Ok, I am going to be a bit harsh, but IF everyone picked their own damn cotton, they might not be so opposed to hard work? Maybe the lazies are those who relied on someone else to work for them?

I dunno pretend to know what the hell happened in the deep South, but I do think it made many lazy.

Rakkasan May 2, 2015 at 4:58 am

I’ve been wondering why you can’t get local boys to do a day’s work. The didn’t pick cotton. Whew! I feel better about that already

John Joseph May 2, 2015 at 4:54 am

Ask the ridge runners up in coal country how mining their own coal worked out for them

shifty henry May 2, 2015 at 7:35 am

you do make a point there….

Anonymouseschmuck May 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

There’s plenty of opportunity for tiny entrepreneurs to sweep chimneys! They could also crawl through sewers dislodging giant, stinking, self-righteous turds like Sic Willie.

SYNTwist May 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

I’m not sure we need a minimum wage?

TroubleBaby May 1, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Here’s one example what happens when you have gov’t mandated minimum wage:

Other examples include off-shoring and destruction of workplace learning for those of low skill so that they become permanently unable to become gainfully employed…generational welfare recipients.

SYNTwist May 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

I don’t really like to go there – “welfare recipients” that is a bit too much of a wedge issue.

I do agree with you are the McDonald’s. I’ve been to CA and even places in FL where a burger is $8 and that was YEARS ago, no idea how much they cost now, probably $12?

In cases like that, unless you are in dire need (i.e. airport), most of us would cook at home. It only take a few minutes to get my grill hot ;)

vicupstate May 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

WOW! It sure is a good thing I didn’t take that bet that it was going to be raised.

vicupstate May 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Next FITS article: Nikki Haley is not in favor of Boeing Unionizing

shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Next FITS article: The GrandTango is a member of MENSA.

cuvinny May 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Fits is ok with companies using welfare to boost their profits I guess. Oh wait he is against that to so his plan is to let people starve or die from lack of medical care.

Dan Ruck May 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm

As a retiree I don’t understand why there is not a stampede of working class people out of this state. I understand that the cost of living is low here and that taxes are miniscule, but come on! My guess is that working folks are stuck here by ownership of homes that are under water taxwise, kids in schools they don’t want to leave and the closeness of relatives living nearby (and likewise trapped).
And a governor who doesn’t give a damn about anything but her own upward mobility and a legislature held captive by No New Taxes zealots.
Americans used to stampede to greener pastures. Think the gold rush, and the post-Revolution era.
America used to be such a more exciting place! New ideas! Turmult, sure, but a bursting enthusiasm for getting ahead. Not nitpicking even though there was out-front antagonism toward Irish and Chinese, but that was more honest that what we see today.
Bigots used to put No Irish signs in their store windows. At least that was straight-forward
Enough from me. America 2015 sucks

Squishy123 May 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Minimum wage is just that, minimum… nobody says you have to stay in the job for life.

SYNTwist May 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

We can even go far enough to say they don’t have to work, but …. should they get paid?

Squishy123 May 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm

They get paid what they’re worth. Flipping burgers doesn’t require the same wage as someone who actually has a skill.

SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

You ever flipped a burger? It is hazardous on a grill full of fatty burger. Just might catch a fire. No idea how Backyard Burger stays in business ;)

SYNTwist May 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm

So much for that $15 per hour….

Mark M. May 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

You can pay people $15 an hour. Sure…if you don’t mind the costs of pretty much everything going up. And don’t think that the service and attitudes at your local WalMart will get any better….


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