The stupid liberal Democrats who govern South Carolina refused to give Amazon a 5 year reprieve from collecting sales tax on SC purchases. As a consequence, Amazon has scrapped plans to build a distribution center in Columbia that would have employed about 1300 people. Furthermore, another company has abandoned plans to locate in the area and a homebuilder has scrapped plans to build 100 new houses because of the Amazon pullout. This is so typical of the shortsightedness of the Democrat/Socialists who run this state. They are costing the SC citizens jobs by not supporting the companies that want to locate here and.... Wait...What's that you say? Republicans control the South Carolina government? There are no Democrats at all elected to statewide office? But...but...but...now I'm utterly confused. In all seriousness, how bad must our state economy be for the Republican-controlled legislature to refuse tax breaks? I actually really applaud the Republicans on this one. On one hand, it would have resulted in substantial employment - well above 2,000 total. On the other hand, it would have come as the cost of a lot of potential tax revenue. And we'd need that tax revenue to support the additional infrastructure required to sustain these jobs.