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Letter: Santee Cooper ‘Inefficient, Negligent, Corrupt’

“No one ever gets fired or has to be liable for their incompetence like anyone else in the real world would be.”

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RE: SANTEE COOPER

Dear Editor,

The historical and ongoing corruption and incompetence of the South Carolina government-run Santee Cooper utility situation has been pissing me off to no end.

This entire situation should be proof enough for anyone that government-run services, facilities and schemes (i.e. health care, education etc.) are criminally inefficient, negligent and corrupt. If that is not bad enough they are never accountable: No one ever gets fired or has to be liable for their incompetence like anyone else in the real world would be.

I’d like to see Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative and other co-ops get together and buy it. Then at least it would be owned and managed¬†directly by ratepayers who have recourse and voting rights in the business.

Its past time the lawmakers get their $#1T together and do the work they were elected to do or face consequences.

S.G. Turner

Irmo, SC

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FROM THE EDITOR …

S.G. – I make it a point never to argue with people when they are correct – and you are correct in your assessment of this situation. This news outlet has been covering this scandal-scarred bureaucracy for years – before and after the NukeGate disaster – and we have no intention of letting up now. Thanks for your letter!

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