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Lindsey Graham Brings Big Gubmint Agenda To SC Coast

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FUN WITH “OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY”

Fiscally liberal, warmongering U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham brought his big government agenda to the South Carolina coast – promoting a host of unnecessary taxpayer expenses including beach re-nourishment and the mother of all transportation boondoggles, Interstate 73.

“I promise I won’t vote for any infrastructure bill that doesn’t include I-73,” Graham told leaders of the notoriously corrupt Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC).

Jeez …

This website has consistently called out Interstate 73 as a wasteful project – and we’re not the only ones.  Studies have shown the South Carolina Grand Strand’s traffic needs could be more efficiently met for one-tenth the cost – yet local and state leaders continue to reflexively promote this totally unnecessary project.

And spend millions of dollars on its “aspirational” interchanges and environmental offsets.

As for beach re-nourishment?  Well, as we’ve previously noted you might as well just take a dump truck of money and back it up to the ocean.  Because that would provide better value.

“There is no stopping longshore drift, people … which means all of these efforts are destined to fail at a tremendous (and ongoing) cost to taxpayers,” we noted several years ago.

Anyway … the best quote of Graham’s visit came when he was asked to help amend federal restrictions on teenage workers (something we hope he will do).

“My dad owned a liquor store, a bar and a pool hall,” Graham said of his teenage employment. “I racked balls.”

LOL …

Anyway, for more quotes from Graham about his big government agenda check out this article from Tom O’Dare, editor of The Myrtle Beach Herald.

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