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Old 01-02-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Columbia and Charleston leaders are jealous of Greenville's prosperity and to show just how much they hate us up here in the upstate, they decided to let the I-385 closure happen: Interstate closure sparks political soul-searching | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News No way this happens in the midlands or coast.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Looks like this isn't about Columbia or Charleston politicians "hating" Greenville as much as it is about Greenville not having enough political clout in the Legislature. When there's nobody looking out for you, there's no one to speak out on behalf of your interests. And when you do have that clout, you get things like BMW in the Upstate. Or shall we say that at that time, the Upstate "hated" Columbia and Charleston?
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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All that Upstate and Lowcountry legislators think Columbia is is a place for them to meet to try to compete with each other and compare notes on their perceptions of how they're better than Columbia.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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just how much they hate us up here in the upstate...
Well, I guess it's not paranoia if they're really out to get ya', but your accusations assume this ship of fools in Columbia is capable of cognitive planning. The I-385 actions are idiocy, but it's just another example of the dysfunctional family we call SC gov't not having a clue what each other is doing and totally oblivious to the implications of their actions.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Columbia and Charleston leaders are jealous of Greenville's prosperity and to show just how much they hate us up here in the upstate, they decided to let the I-385 closure happen: Interstate closure sparks political soul-searching | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News No way this happens in the midlands or coast.
On some points of this post I do believe that you are right......it is quite common to have regional competition among the metros and of course when one metro has more power then the other there is a problem. But when you mention jealousy over Greenville's prosperity that gives me reason for pause!

Picture of the unemployment line stretching outside of the unemployment office (Onestop office) located on Pendleton street in Greenville! Was driving by during my recent visit to Greenville........was so shocked by the scene that I had to stop and take a picture with my cell phone. Not sure the word prosperity can be used to describe what is happening in Greenville! As you can see from these pictures Greenville is in the same boat as Charleston and Columbia so jealous over what?

http://us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=1%5f6846%5fAHnOjkQAAVshSz%2b85wNcYg%2 f4yKk&pid=2&fid=Inbox&inline=1 (broken link)

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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I doubt even a few people in the entire state are jealous of the unemployment rate in any part of the state. Such an assumption during a global economic recession of this magnitude could be considered completely unreasonable.

At any rate, yes, the Greenville area has been quite prosperous for over a decade, by South Carolina standards.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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I know one thing. If I lived in what I believed was the greatest city in the world, I wouldn't spend so much time bashing a place I had no interest in.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: SC
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Looks like this isn't about Columbia or Charleston politicians "hating" Greenville as much as it is about Greenville not having enough political clout in the Legislature. When there's nobody looking out for you, there's no one to speak out on behalf of your interests. And when you do have that clout, you get things like BMW in the Upstate. Or shall we say that at that time, the Upstate "hated" Columbia and Charleston?
hmmm...and the reason Charlotte gets shafted from Raleigh all the time????......????
Does Charlotte not have good representation? Lord knows we that work in the Charlotte metro area but live in SC, think the 485 thing is beyond laughter anymore.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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hmmm...and the reason Charlotte gets shafted from Raleigh all the time????......????
Does Charlotte not have good representation? Lord knows we that work in the Charlotte metro area but live in SC, think the 485 thing is beyond laughter anymore.
It's a totally different story up here. But I will say that, if anything, it's not Raleigh the city that's shafting Charlotte; it's the rural eastern NC politicians that are shafting Charlotte. But that's NC politics and this isn't the forum for it.
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