I have read two articles lately about Easley Rep. Neal Collins. Seems he has recently been to Panama and Turkey “representing” South Carolina. OK, that’s fine. Nice vacation spots, I guess. He said the widening of the Panama Canal would help Charleston. But Mr. Collins was elected to represent Pickens County at the state level. Roads, bridges, education, local government funding, DSS, and so many other core functions of the state are in a mess according to the news I read.
Why is Mr. Collins traveling all over the globe, at least partially on the taxpayer dime, when there is so much that needs attention here at home? I believe there is plenty of work to do right here in South Carolina, and there is no justification for a state representative to travel anywhere in search of things to do.
Mr. Collins, I say stop ignoring your Statehouse duties in favor of searching the globe for busy work. Please stay home and resolve the problems right on our front door. People are suffering in South Carolina, Panama and Turkey can wait.