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humankarenball Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 07:47 PM
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Nikki Haley's Jobless Drug Test Claim Exaggerated
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/nikki-haley-dr...

"Down on River Site, they were hiring a few hundred people, and when we sat down and talked to them -- this was back before the campaign -- when we sat down and talked to them, they said of everybody they interviewed, half of them failed a drug test, and of the half that was left, of that 50 percent, the other half couldn't read and write properly," Haley said.

"That's what we have in South Carolina," she continued. "We don't have an unemployment problem. We have an education and poverty problem."

It may be an unemployment problem after all. Jim Giusti, a spokesman for the Department of Energy, which owns the River Site, told HuffPost he had no idea what Haley was talking about with regard to applicants flunking a drug test.

"Half the people who applied for a job last year or year 2009 did not fail the drug test," Giusti said. "At the peak of hiring under the Recovery Act we had less than 1 percent of those hired test positive."





I really can't stand my governor. Telling lies to push for a program that has already been proven stupid and fiscally regressive in other states.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-12-11 10:12 AM
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1. She's not lying
It's obvious she simply doesn't know how to tell the truth. The type of people who have always supported her are the types who believe whatever they are told. Now, the press jumps her on a whopper like this and she thinks she is being picked on.
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