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South Carolina: Still Dirt Poor

PALMETTO STATE INCOME LEVELS STUCK … || By FITSNEWS || Median household income levels in South Carolina rose by an anemic $653 in 2014, according to data published this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. The median Palmetto State household earned an estimated $44,929 in pre-tax income last year – a 1.47…

PALMETTO STATE INCOME LEVELS STUCK …

|| By FITSNEWS || Median household income levels in South Carolina rose by an anemic $653 in 2014, according to data published this month by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The median Palmetto State household earned an estimated $44,929 in pre-tax income last year – a 1.47 percent increase from the previous year (after adjusting for inflation).

Good news?  Eh, not really.  That figure is down roughly two percent from 2012’s inflation adjusted $45,783 figure – when S.C. governor Nikki Haley was kicking her corporate cronyism into high gear.  It’s also a whopping $7,173 (or 13.8 percent) less than its high-water mark of $52,102 in 1996.

South Carolina trails the national average by $8,728 – and leads only Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee  and West Virginia in this critical metric.

To view the spreadsheet for yourself, click on the link below …

STATE INCOME DATA (.xls)

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55 comments

High Pay Government Jobs September 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

Government jobs salaries in South Carolina are way too much. Check the salaries for the major counties. Look at USC. Look at MUSC. Why is the State Ports Authority so fucking corrupt and fall under RICO ACT violations. Why does the State Ports engage in bid rigging with he same old contractors they use???

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Yeah, that it’ll even out. Bring down everyone elses salaries so you feel better.

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Uncle Sam September 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

SC is like the Walmart of state economies.
And the citizens are like an episode of ‘People of Walmart’.

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flip/BigT/pogo September 29, 2015 at 11:36 am

Does govt assistance countbas income?

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dick chugger September 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm

I call me getting welfare my small business to make myself feel better about it.

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Donald Trump September 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

Clarification:
Under my tax plan, the citizens of SC will not pay any federal income tax.
They will just need to fill out one form…….
However, on your form there will not be any place to write ‘I win!’.
Sorry, losers. You love me anyways….

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Obama-king of the MISERY index September 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

The Country is STUCK…since Nov. 2008, you uneducated Fuck.

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Better than 2088 September 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

My life is much better finacially.
Why can’t you pull up your boot straps and get it together?

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Because he’s too busy bitching about everyone else. He’s a petty little man with little self esteem. Haven’t we all figured that out? But he does have an odd fixation with fecel stuff.

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GT got ur number? September 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I don’t know Rocky.He must have something you want for you to make posting on FitsNews your full-time job and ignoring your family?

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Everybody has GTs number September 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Self awareness isn’t your strong suit, is it?

Allergic To Work September 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

The words “strong” and “suit” aren’t in Tango’s vocabulary, that kind of language scares him.

God Is Great September 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

If I saw you crossing the road, I would plow you down and smash your pea brains out.

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Sucks to be you September 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Dang! This Rocky cat owning your ass time after time is really hitting a nerve.
Good going, Rocky!

Suck is Rocky September 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

You are Rocky. Lick Obama’s ass, boy.

Sucks to be you September 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Nope. Not Rocky.
I just can appriciate the way he gets under your thin, frail skin.

Sucks is Rocky September 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Yep. You are a fucked up stink ass.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm

If only you could drive.

We Are All Better September 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm

It isn’t hard to do better than GWB so that’s not a huge accomplishment, but you are right either way.

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Quit begging, lazy-ass September 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Sitting on your lazy ass, getting food stamps, free housing, a welfare check and Obamaphone….that ain’t America, Dumbass…

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Better than 2008 September 29, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Then get off your ass and quit doing those things, dumbass.

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mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

Yeah, cause South Carolinians weren’t dirt poor before 2008.

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Sucks to be you September 29, 2015 at 11:49 am

Dude, if you are doing so bad, that’s your fault.
Blaming Obama isn’t going to change the fact that you just can’t hack it.
Look in the mirror. This is America. You only have yourself to blame.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

He needs someone to blame. He’s a strong believe in having any accountability. He also thinks his blog was a great hit.

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Can't fool reality September 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

What about the 94 million unemployed…most in US history…Obama FAILED miserably. Can’t hide from that, no matter how many lies you tell.

And pople know…just look at Hillary’s campaign.

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GrandMooba September 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Fuck you. I wish you would die from eating raccoon shit.

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Nice one. But I stay organic.

mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Maybe he should go start his own blog… oh wait…

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Ouch!!! September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Someone get the license plate from that bus that just hit Tango?

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Why attack me for saying it? September 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

FITSNews – the dick you suck- is announcing it. That’s gospel to you.
So I’d say you need to look in the mirror..

PS: 94 million unemployed Americans say you’re full of shit…sitting on your lazy ass, getting food stamps, free housing, a welfare check and Obamaphone. That ain’t America, asshole.

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Sucks to be you September 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm

It’s your fault you don’t work…not Obama’s.
Thanks for pointing out you are one of 94 million.
Can you not work because you’re not mentally capable?

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Sucks 2 Be You More September 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

You’re fucked up in the head.

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Sucks to be you September 29, 2015 at 2:38 pm

You’re unable to get a job or better yourself in this economy.
But it’s Obama’s fault?
You’re the one who’s fucked up, lazy and useless.

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Pray for Rocky's Death September 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm

I pray you get shot to death by a mugger.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm

I am God, I will live forever.

The Hunter September 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Bible Thumper must be gutted.

Liberals Are Vomits September 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Your mom sucked me off.

Anonymous September 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm

I know where you live.

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

I think the average is skewed. Take out the failed blogs and it’s probably $10,000 higher.

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Hang Obama September 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Suck a dick, faggot.

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He's toast September 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Uh oh, GrandTango/flip is drunk and out of juice again.
Back to the homophobe well again….

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Other Way Around September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Nope, we got unstuck in Jan. 2009.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis September 29, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Your America is over and done. Get over it !

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MD Tango 20/20 September 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Go get a fucking job, deadbeat! Oh, wait…that would require you to sober up.

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euwe max September 29, 2015 at 11:53 am

…we don’t need none a thet yankee learnin’ around here…. being broke knuckle poor is our HERITAGE, by God!

Bein’ smart is queer!

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erneba September 29, 2015 at 1:49 pm

We are so poor, if it was not for I-85 and I-95, we would have no visitors. Someday, maybe a few of them will stop and say “hello” and buy something.

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US Economy MISERABLE since '08 September 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Since Obama was elected: 94 million unemployed nationally, most in history…End of Story.

And how many w/ jobs have been cut to PT???…facts are facts…you can lie about that….

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mamatiger92 September 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

In other news…. water is wet.
Check back in another 100 years and South Carolinians will still be dirt poor.

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Cheap South Carolina September 29, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Dirt Poor and Will Always Be Poor … Poor Poor Poor Poor.

Your government is fucking you in the ass, South Carolina. And you like it :-)

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Stats September 29, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Fourty Nine Charleston County employees earn more than $110,000.00 a year plus 20 paid days off.

About 510 employees, or 24 percent, earn $60,000 or more plus more than 20 paid days off.

Average Charleston County Pay is $47,534.00 a year.

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Bible Thumper September 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

If you have aging retirees and they are moving to your state during their lowest income years, it is bound to hurt your average. Other retirement states also show declines worse than SC. Florida, Nevada, and Arizona have higher incomes, but greater declines since 2010.
South Carolina has 3 of the top 10, 5 of the 20, and 9 of the top 100 retirement destinations.
http://www.topretirements.com/blog/great-towns/florida-tops-most-popular-places-to-retire-for-2015.html/

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Hello September 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Retirees don’t show up on the income radar.
South Carolina gives out dirt cheap wages. One of the lowest in the entire nation. But food and housing cost are rising while wages stay low. Soon, people will move out of the state causing the rich to fend for themselves when it comes to services. Auto Mechanics are already in very high demand. And so is skilled construction labor. People moved or changed skilled professions when the economy went belly up not all that long ago. And another belly up is looming on the horizon.

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Bible Thumper September 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

“Retirees don’t show up on the income radar.” WRONG!

http://www.census.gov/cps/about/cpsdef.html

A household consists of all the people who occupy a housing unit. A house, an apartment or other group of rooms, or a single room, is regarded as a housing unit when it is occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters; that is, when the occupants do not live with any other persons in the structure and there is direct access from the outside or through a common hall.

A household includes the related family members and all the unrelated people, if any, such as lodgers, foster children, wards, or employees who share the housing unit. A person living alone in a housing unit, or a group of unrelated people sharing a housing unit such as partners or roomers, is also counted as a household. The count of households excludes group quarters. There are two major categories of households, “family” and “nonfamily”. (See definitions of Family household and Nonfamily household).

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Jack September 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm

The price of being a Red State. All of the poorest states are. They are also the most racist states. In those states the Republicans have been able to use their racial prejudices to dupe them into electing Republicans, to their detriment. Maybe one day the duped class will see the light.
All part of the Southern strategy, as articulated by Lee Atwater.

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Jack is Slack September 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm

This this not about political parties you asswipe. Its about dumb backwards ass mother fuckers who are poor failures are running things. All they give a fuck about is themselves. Republican or Democrat … its makes no God Damn difference, you dumb pussy ass. So take your liberal bullshit, sit on it and rotate.

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