SC Sen. Larry Grooms

The road to prosperity involves the Port

Today's announcement of Tire Kingdom incorporated's plans to open a major distribution facility near Charleston, means new jobs and a stronger economy according to Senate Transportation Chairman Larry Grooms.

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Senator Challenging Obama Support of “want-to-be” Dictator

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMintSenator Jim DeMint (R-SC) a member of the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee returned to Washington, D. C. Friday, October 2nd from a fact-finding mission to Honduras. Sen. DeMint led a delegation of U. S. Congressmen including Aaron Schock (R-Illinois), Peter Roskam (R-Illinois), and Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado). They met with Honduran President Roberto Micheletti, members of the Honduran Supreme Court, leading candidates for the upcoming November 29 elections, election officials, and Honduran business and civic leaders.

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Warm Reception at Tommy’s Ham House in Greenville

Christina Jeffrey, candidate  for the fourth district house  seat, and Joe Wilson. - Photo by Thomas C. HansonRep. Joe Wilson made new friends in Upstate South Carolina when he yelled out “You lie!” during President Barack Obama’s Joint Session of Congress to hawk his plan for the government takeover of healthcare in the United States.

Residents of the Spartanburg and Greenville areas of the Upstate had an opportunity to express their gratitude and admiration to Congressman Wilson in person during his brief visit to the area late last week.

In Greenville, Wilson was accompanied by his son who is a candidate for South Carolina Attorney General to replace Henry McMaster who is not seeking reelection but is one of the candidates running for Governor.

 

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Challenging Election Laws that Permit Open Primaries, Require 75 Percent Super Majority to Select Candidate in Convention

The South Carolina Legislature, while claiming to be dominated by Republicans has failed to take action to solve the problem of open primaries that has proven detrimental to Republicans in many instances. Some candidates who seek office as Republicans are simply taking advantage of flawed election laws to deceive voters and are Republicans in name only, hence the term RINO to describe those candidates and elected officials.

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House Resolution of Disapproval Passed 240 to 179

The U. S. House passed a resolution of disapproval of S. C. Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting an accusation of lying at President Barack Obama during a nationally televised joint session of Congress.

The outburst came when Obama stated that his health care plan would not provide free medical care for illegal aliens.

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GOP Chairman Floyd Forms Legal Trust Fund For Future Efforts

Lyman, SC - September 17, 2009 - State Representative Rita Allison joined with state Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd and SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell to announce the filing of a defamation suit, aimed at sending the message that false and slanderous attacks won't be tolerated in South Carolina.

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On Tuesday, Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released his health care proposal which will be considered by the full committee next week. The plan contains more of the same big government policies that have been proposed by this Congress and Obama Administration for months. It does nothing to increase Americans’ access to affordable health care coverage. In fact, the Baucus plan includes several devastating provisions that hurt the ability of millions of Americans to keep the coverage they currently have (and like).

Moreover, the combination of tax increases, penalties, new government health care programs, increased fees on private health care entities, and destruction of current health care coverage products will force this nation into the grip of a government-run health care system. Here are 11 things you should know about Baucus' proposal:

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