South Carolina's Sen. Jim Demint leads the far right fridges of the Republican Party and Tea Party movement. His state has been dominated by extremely conservative political leadership for over 200 years and is home to some of the most severe poverty, public health problems and unemployment in the U.S.A. Add to that massive failures in education and public health and the most violent crime in the nation, and you can get an idea of what Demint’s vision for the rest of the country looks like.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Politico writer agrees: Jim Demint's Race to the Bottom is bad for South Carolina and the rest of the country
by Gordon Lafer
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has a new study touting his state’s “right to work” environment as a model of economic development. But the truth is DeMint is promoting policies that force hard-working Americans to compete against each other for low-wage jobs with scant benefits and no hope for a secure retirement.