South Carolina's ports authority offloads nearly $750,000 in bonuses
It’s awfully nice of them, but it has horrible political timing.So, let’s see: You’re a state-legislated monopoly, in a state that is having massive budget shortfalls (and is having trouble paying unemployment), your performance has already been sucking, and you’ve all but lost your biggest customer.
So what do you do? Dish out 3/4 of a million dollars in bonuses because
that shows you’re an organization that cares about the state.
Glenn McConnell (and the highest ranking member of the Senate) is using the authority’s decision as a chance to denounce them. Which will help his case to privatize the port.
But, I’m already inclined to think privatization might be a good thing.