Gov. Nikki Haley wants state workers to answer their phones, saying, “It’s a great day in South Carolina. How can I help you?”To be fair, it's a way to fix all the state's problems without paying a dime. It's worked before! Claiming that there is no longer any racism in America has completely eliminated the need for Affirmative Action quotas. Rick Perry's innovative climate initiatives (to solve a drought he held a state-wide prayer meeting to entreat God for rain) prevented having to pay money to help farmers. Saying there were WMDs in Iraq made the country dangerous enough to invade! See? And all for free.
Tuesday, Haley instructed the directors of Cabinet agencies, which report to her, to change the way their employees answer the phones. Haley said the change will boost the morale of state workers, remind them they work for the callers on the other end of the line and help her sell the state to employers.
...However, Dick Harpootlian, chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party, said Haley’s approach is silly. “She believes that if you say the lie enough, people may begin to believe it. But we know the state is in the toilet,” Harpootlian said, referring to the state’s 11.1 percent unemployment rate, the fourth-highest rate in the nation.