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Column: Rejecting simple, easy, wrong answers

“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”  – H.L. Mencken
The S.C. legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state, and our lawmakers are masters at coming up with clear, simple, wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this.
Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to educate our children and to keep us safe. Figuring out how to pay for these things is the challenge.