Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate

By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -- Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina.

Democratic state Reps. John Richard King and Wendell Gilliard have filed legislation saying no state agency can force its employees to answer the phone with, "It's a great day in South Carolina," as long as state unemployment is 5 percent or higher. Their bill also would prohibit requiring the greeting as long as all South Carolinians don't have health insurance.

At a September meeting, Haley ordered her Cabinet agencies to embrace the greeting, saying it could help change the mood of state government. A Haley spokesman says the Republican governor stands by the greeting.
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WHY are we wasting time and money on this stupidity?? Doesn't the government have more important problems to fix? One more example of our tax dollars being poured down the drain while the government does nothing it is supposed to do!

I'll start...let's see where this goes.

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Any day you wake up is a great day. It doesn't get much better than South Carolina. God forbid anyonme try to bring a little cheer to work. Democrats!!!! Bunch of liberal hypocrites.

With all the other stuff going on, why did this even make the news? But, guess they wanted to give the Republicans something to cry about....BAWWWWWWWWWWW

We Republicans arn't so much worried with what makes the news, but rather what you democrats seem to find important. It would seem we have much more important things to worry with. Guess you dems need soemthing to stand behind. Nothing else seems to be working for ya!!

Considering the trolls the Repubs have battling for nomination, it is hard to take the party seriously. It will be extremely difficult for them to overcome the stigma of 8 years of George W. Bush.

If you were not so worried about it you would shut up about it instead of coming up with some Teabagger B.S.