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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:54 AM
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Heard on NBC news a few days ago the SC was one of 5 states whose unemployment

funds were at a real low.

Why SC, I wonder? I know things are bad all over but I didn't think in SC unemployment is as bad as in OH or MI.

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Versailles Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:05 PM
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1. Speaking as someone who is unemployed in SC
I believe that SC is one of the worst states in the nation. To make a claim for unemployment check, you have to call on a Sunday. For the last 3 weeks, I haven't been able to make the call as the lines have been busy all day. So busy that you can't even get on the hold system.

As a former teacher, I wasn't able to get a teaching position anywhere as the state has frozen the teacher numbers due to low funds. I've found it very difficult to find positions in any other areas as there are so many applicants and the employers have their pick of people.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:45 AM
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2. Jeez! That sucks.

Best wishes to you, Versailles. :hug:

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jdm9955 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-11 12:36 PM
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7.  +1
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Lou Jones Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 05:49 PM
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3. South Carolina is in Deep Trouble
For all of the business friendly, job creation promises made by South Carolina politicians running this season, not one has hit on the best and simplest solution to our skyrocketing unemployment.

To create jobs, South Carolina needs a return to child labor. This country was built on the labor of poor children. America was prosperous and strong until bleeding heart communists hijacked our government and outlawed the practice. Businesses responded (quite properly) by outsourcing jobs to countries with more business friendly policies.

It's time to bring child labor back. With the recent cuts in education, our public schools don't have room for all of these poor children. Even if they did, and even if every child graduated high school, college, and grad school, there are not and never have been enough jobs in high paying fields for all South Carolina citizens. For most people, all higher education leads to is impossible debt, often totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

I propose we end funding for public education entirely. The wealthy and upper middle class children can go to private schools, just like they do now, and the poor children will go to work to support their families and build a better South Carolina. Of course, there will be no socialist wage restrictions. Child laborers will be paid at the rate set by the businesses who hire them.

Businesses such as the meat packing industry, long forced to rely on illegal immigrants and other adult labor, will flock to South Carolina to take advantage of our new, business friendly, job creation climate. Our textile industry, gutted for decades by our business hostile, wage bloated, communist society, will return to South Carolina, never to depart again. And we will return to the family friendly ideals of the past, when poor women had no need of daycare for any child over the age of seven, since by that age her children worked the same twelve to fourteen hours each day as she, often at her side or in the same factory.

It's time to make South Carolina strong again. It's time to grow jobs again. It's time for a return to child labor.

I'm a satirist, and I approve this message.

Seriously, though, this state is a horrible place to work and live. If anyone is thinking about moving here, don't!
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mercuryblues Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 07:51 PM
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4. That was
satire? I thought is was Nikki Haley's victory speech.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 02:33 PM
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5. simplest reason
South Carolina has one of the highest percentages of its workforce in manufacturing of any state in the nation. Since that was the hardest hit sector this recession has been much worse for SC than previous ones. Typically, SC enters a recession late and is one of the first states to emerge, but the opposite is occurring this time.
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LynnTTT Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 04:38 PM
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6. Old fashioned light bulbs
How dare anyone call this state backward. You just wait until all of the light bulb makers flock here to sell us the old style light bulbs. The state has decided that the feds can't tell the people of SC what to buy, so are working to pass a bill that would allow manufacturing and sales within the state of SC only. That way they won't be defying the Commerce laws. This is the way our elected officials spend their days.

They also want gun owners to be allowed to carry in churches, restaurants and day care centers.
Tried to pass the usual " No Sharia Law" bill, but it failed.
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