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Amazon’s tantrum

Last week legislation was introduced in both the South Carolina House and Senate to exempt Amazon.com from collecting sales tax on sales to South Carolina residents from its proposed distribution center in Lexington County. The bills have an uphill fight. My earlier blogs lay out the arguments against the Amazon deal:April…

Federal health insurance exchange for SC

Tea Party saber rattling is making S.C. House Republicans jump ship on supporting legislation (H.3738) creating a health insurance exchange in our state. The Tea Party calls in “Obamacare” because an exchange in each state is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ideal exchange would be an online,…

We didn’t vote for this

The opinion editorial below ran on the Huffington Post and The Hill yesterday.————————————————————————————————- We Didn’t Vote for This by Frank Knapp, Jr. Whether Americans voted for Republicans or Democrats in the mid-term election, one thing is clear: Voters were demanding that Congress focus intensively on job creation on Main Street…