Tea Party and big money special interests scared the Republicans who voted against keeping South Carolina's word to Amazon. Democrats seized on an opportunity to embarrass the GOP. Whatever the reason for their cowardice in voting against keeping South Carolina's word to a big business investor, the legislators below made clear that South Carolina is closed to outside business, unless of course, you can threaten to spend money in their primary races.
Tis the era of political opportunists and cowards we live in. Glen Beck showed on his television show footage of how people let a South Carolina man just die on the streets of New York. That is our culture. And, the folks below showed it more than ever. Let's be frank. People will buy from Amazon and other online retailers as they have. South Carolina could have had thousands of jobs. But, no, the folks listed below did not want to face a Tea Party challenge and/or wanted to exploit politics. So, people lost those jobs. South Carolina lost the millions in revenue. But, hey, Governor Haley and the Tea Party are happy and so are Democrats jockeying for political position. Having the guts to stand up for the people does not even make a blip on those folk's radar. Besides, most of them have daddy's money and contacts to save them from finding a way to pay the rent or the electric bill.
One thing is for sure, the era of giants like Carroll Campbell bringing in outside investment are over.
P. Agnew, D-Abbeville, T. Alexander, D-Florence, K. Allen, D-Greenville, C. Anderson, D-Georgetown, M. Anthony, D-Spartanburg, L. Barfield, R-Horry, E. Bedingfield, R-Greenville, E. Bikas, R-Pickens, D. Bowen, R-Anderson, W. Bowers, D-Hampton, R. Brown, D-Charleston, W. Chumley, R-Spartanburg, A. Clemmons, R-Horry, T. Corbin, R-Greenville, K. Crawford, R-Florence, W. Crosby, R-Charleston, F. Delleney, R-Chester, C. Dillard, D-Greenville, T. Edge, R-Horry, S. Erickson, R-Beaufort, L. Funderburk, D-Kershaw, W. Gilliard, D-Charleston, J. Govan, D-Orangeburg, D. Hamilton, R-Greenville, N. Hardwick, R-Horry, G. Hearn, R-Horry, P. Henderson, R-Greenville, D. Hiott, R-Pickens, W. Hixon, R-Aiken, J. Horne, R-Dorchester, L. Hosey, D-Barnwell, L. Howard, D-Richland, J. Jefferson, D-Berkeley, K. Johnson, D-Clarendon, J. King, D-York, H. Limehouse, R-Charleston, D. Long, R-Lancaster, P. Lowe, R-Florence, J. Lucas, R-Darlington, P. McCoy, R-Charleston, J. McEachern, D-Richland, D. Moss, R-Cherokee, E. Munnerlyn, D-Marlboro, C. Murphy, R-Dorchester, W. Nanney, R-Greenville, J. Neal, D-Lancaster, R. Norman, R-York, P. Owens, R-Pickens, S. Parker, R-Spartanburg, J. Parks, D-Greenwood, L. Pinson, R-Greenwood, M. Pitts, R-Laurens, T. Pope, R-York, K. Ryan, R-Georgetown, W. Sandifer, R-Oconee, J. Simrill, R-York, G. Smith, R-Sumter, G. Smith, R-Greenville, J. Smith, R-Aiken, B. Taylor, R-Aiken, A. Thayer, R-Anderson, D. Tribble, R-Laurens, T. Vick, D-Chesterfield, T. Viers, R-Horry, J. Weeks, D-Sumter, J. Whipper, D-Charleston, W. White, R-Anderson, W. Whitmire, R-Oconee, R. Williams, D-Darlington, M. Willis, R-Greenville, T. Young, R-Aiken