Darth Dem Land kills the cigarette tax and aims his light sabre at payday lending reform


Now that Altria's tar-and-nicotine-stained money have all but guaranteed that there will not be an increase in South Carolina's largely symbolic 7 cents-per-pack cigarette tax, the dark side of the Force will again ascend as Darth Dem John Land aims his light sabre at payday lending reform.¬†While consumer advocates have been pressing for substantial restrictions … Continue reading Darth Dem Land kills the cigarette tax and aims his light sabre at payday lending reform

Gitmo is the U.S.? Jim DeMint Needs A Geography Lesson


South Carolina GOP Senator Jim DeMint has a bit of difficulty reading a map. Evidently, he thinks that Cuba is part of the United States of America. Sort of a Little Miami, with more hurricanes. Today's Post and Courier quotes him as saying:"The fact is that Guantanamo is probably one of the nicer prisons in … Continue reading Gitmo is the U.S.? Jim DeMint Needs A Geography Lesson

With Democrats Like These, Who Needs Republicans?


I believe in speaking truth to power. Or in this case, to lobbyist-owned weaklings. In particular to the Democrats on the SC Senate Finance Committee. So here goes:Cut the crap. Pass the cigarette tax or shut the hell up about how you care about kids, health care, working families and small businesses.Yesterday, the Senate Finance … Continue reading With Democrats Like These, Who Needs Republicans?

The Un-Fairness of the Fair Tax


I probably don't need to tell you that the South Carolina GOP is dominated by politicians who have been placed there to insure that the moneyed interests are protected at the expense of the working and middle classes. But in case you are from Mars and think that our picturesque little state is all magnolia … Continue reading The Un-Fairness of the Fair Tax