I was surprised during the election that no one ever mentions how Sanford joined the SC National Guard to quote " set an example of commitment for his young sons".
So after getting in being trained etc at taxpayer expense his unit was called up for deployment. Sanford at that point quit the guard saying he was too important as Gov to go serve with his fellow guardsmen. Surprised Curtis Bostic a Marine never brought that up.
Sanford has always been a self serving ,grandstanding, hypocrite who never practices what he preaches. No matter what your political stripes are this guy in unfit to represent anyone except himself.
He first ran as a political outsider and was a staunch advocate of term limits and opponent of career politicians. What ever happened to that?
The only upside is that he is highly entertaining to watch the crazy @%# he does.
It's clear some of the people commenting above don't understand that this isn't about productions getting a tax break, it's about a direct cash subsidy. On wages to SC labor, it's 25% cash subsidy on each dollar paid. If Reckless pays $100,000 in wages, then SC cuts them a check for $25,000. If the set decorator spends $100,000 on furniture & props in SC, then the state cuts them a check for $30,000 (30% credit for vendors).
It won't matter if the program supports 6000 or more jobs/taxpayers, because the wages for those jobs will be getting the 25% subsidy. Unless the SC state income tax in 25%, there is NO way the state gets close to breaking even. Worse yet, the state will pay for 20-cents of each $1 paid to non-resident labor--people who don't even live or pay taxes in the state.
Reckless should be the name of the incentive, not the show.
Tara, the hypocrisy goes beyond black & white. You didn't report the fact that the black student in question was the daughter of a high ranking CCSD official!! This is CCSD officials attacking a CCSD student to send a message of, "Don't mess with my kid - I work at 75 Calhoun!" The fact that high ranking CCSD officials believe they can abuse their position means they should not be working for OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT. It is not only hypocritical of CCSD it is a blatant abuse of power. Please write a follow-up story on the additional law suits. Lets root this thing out.
How about a cute little grocery store right there? We need one on that side of town!
I am a big fan since I 1st come across your music on You Tube a few months ago! I am inspired to practice each time I play any one of your wonderful videos.
If you ever plant to perform in the Chicago area, I am so there!
If not, I'll have to make a special trip
this year to catch your live performance..
Keep up the great work, Seth!
God Bless you!
So, if I go to one of the breweries around here, I can buy a few pints? Are the limited as to how much they can charge? I heard they have to be competitive with neighboring bars and restaurants. Well, the price of a pint of small craft breweries varies about $3.00/pint depending on whether or not you are downtown Chas., on King St, or in N. Chas on Dorchester Rd. where a local brewery is located. Vast differences in prices.
The Grand Douche has spoken... Again. Keep up the good fight Matt... One day you'll be able to say you were whining before it was cool!
If someone in the Boy Scouts is gay, they are evidently a party to illicit underage sexual activity and possible a sex offender. Or are gays exempt from such laws?
I don't think you know what you're talking about. First of all, most people do not know who that star is anyway so that was not very effective to name drop a name that doesn’t mean anything to anyone. Also, the tax incentives cannot be used for individual use. No cast or crew member can use it for their personal shopping. It is a corporate tax incentive that is used to make purchases for the production. So the set buyers, props buyers, costume buyers, production office, etc. can make large purchases to local retail and will have the incentive to continue shopping and thus supporting the local retail in a very large way (they just happen to not have to pay sales taxes). This would not have a negative effect at all to the local companies (that tax money would go to the government anyway). Instead, it is only helping those local retail companies by having increased sales, on a very large scale. And like the person who commented about how Boeing helps our local economy, there is a trickle-down effect and the film incentive bill will only help, not hurt, you and me.
I have missed something. How is a remark about someone eating fried chicken racist? Fried Chicken is as Southern as apple pie. Did Sergio imply Tiger was a Southerner? Well that would be a real put down as in the media's favorite comment when things are falling apart, "Going South." Someone needs to put an end to such arrant regionalism.
As a native Kansas Citian, I'm rather perturbed by this publication touting Texas above all. Any of the "major" BBQ joints (Gates, Arthur Bryant's, Oklahoma Joe's, Rosedale) never sauce their brisket, or ribs, or anything else before it hits your plate. Lots of places here follow the same method with their ribs and pulled pork, sauce is on the table. It's ignorant to generalize so much.
Oh, so wonderfully written! Thank you so much. It was such an honor to meet you, Mr. Lawrence. Jonathan says hello!!! :)
I noticed you did not mention the offsetting fact (particularly in the case of Boeing) that the 6,000 people employed because of those business incentives are paying taxes to the state on their income, paying property taxes to counties when they purchase a home or automobile, and paying sales taxes to the state and municipalities when they purchase groceries and durable goods.
The 6,000 newly employed workers at Boeing are also creating jobs (and more taxpayers) in the other businesses they frequent. The 6,000 workers at Boeing need dry cleaners, house painters, landscapers, Chinese take out, pizza deliveries, furniture, school supplies, day care, insurance, oil changes, new clothes, haircuts, movie tickets, fresh produce, seafood, recreational vehicles, pest control, vodka, beer, and a thousand other things that increase the economic impact of their being here, and being gainfully employed. Adding new jobs and taxpayers ultimately has a snowball effect on the economy as a whole - just ask the people living in the oil patch of North Dakota.
You socialist types are typically economic myopes. You see only the "cost to the state" side of the equation while never perceiving the larger economic picture, wherein the state recovers those initial incentives many times over, and for decades to come. Perhaps you are unable to grasp the concept that "a rising tide lifts all boats".
What a strange dichotomy you progressives champion - on the one hand, you think government should be involved in almost every aspect of our lives, whether it be healthcare, the environment, our diet or our faith, the government has a central role, but when it comes to spurring private economic development, well, it's just an outrage that the government would use taxpayer money to do something which ultimately benefits all taxpayers.
I doesn't matter how many times the invisible hand smacks you upside the head - you simply will not ever understand basic economic principles.
"I refuse to take the bait." - you took the bait. A bait worthy of 1400 words.
I'd like a piece of the action, too.
I'll take $50 on JDintheSC's proposition. He's got it right. Not if, but when?
The set up at Merion will be treacherous this year, according to the USGA, but as well as Woods is playing right now, he is capable of hitting a wicker basket during play, and taking one home on Sunday.
Your right... he's only won 4 starts in 2013 alone, what a has been!! (<--I wanted to state for the record that this is sarcasm because I suspect you sometimes miss the obvious). Quick question: how many other multiple event winners are there on tour in 2013?
My real question is how can I get in on this bet of winning (at least) one more major because it's not really a matter of if, but when?
They'll be doing an in-store on Monday at 4pm at Monster Music in WA!
"Concrete floors and stainless steel appliances, designed to attract young professionals and college students..." We think it's sad that youth is so often equated with bad taste today. Please don’t count us in on that claim! "Trying to appeal to the youth" is often an excuse for bad standards and poor materials, and often plain lack of materials (e.g., "loft-style" ceilings usually means exposed ducts - hideous - but see the developers don't have to pay for covering them - some "feature"!). Why don't these developers try to raise standards instead of catering to undeveloped, unrefined teenage tastes?
And Golden Ratio (nice tag) - if you want more sustainable buildings, then more glass-and-steel "modern" buildings are the very last thing you ought to be promoting in this sub-tropical climate; look around - the traditionally-built buildings last the longest. We don't need greenhouses here; the glass-and-steel buildings need constant, year-round air-conditioning and are uninhabitable when the electricity goes out. To get an idea of what we mean, check out the new CofC Science Building on the corner of Calhoun and Coming - a South-facing glass box. Go inside. Try to make yourself comfortable.
FC, well played, sir. Well played.
Chris Haire, if you delete this comment and try to renege on the bet I will run you out of town on a rail! Screen captured!
Let's talk about the real bummer here: you know Sergio's got himself some killer, personal chef that can no doubt whip up some smack-your-momma-good, fried chicken. And yet, for a variety of valid philosophical and cultural reasons, Tiger's gotta tell him to go fly a kite.
I'm not saying that Tiger probably enjoys fried chicken; I'm saying EVERYONE enjoys a good fried chicken. And he's gotta turn it down.
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