During the last twenty years their have been an influx of people that have made South Carolina and Myrtle Beach their home, and most of the prior and new residents have migrated from different cities. Myrtle Beach has not become a melting pot of America, nor has it become a place where a young person should relocate to seek out a good life. A great number of the Myrtle Beach community presently consist of White retires whom have invested a portion of their money to build a home, or lease a condo.
The face of Myrtle Beach has changed drastically during the last fifteen years, and much of it has not been in the better good of the community as a whole. Myrtle Beach and the state of South Carolina still boast a feeling of the good ‘ol boy system – and the southern mindset is still a standard way business is conducted in this state.
When Governor Sanford left his post – and made an unannounced trip to Argentina to visit his mistress in 2009 – and the South Carolina subcommittee decided not to go forward with the impeachment process, many residents were left scratching their head at this blatant and bizarre act of neglect. The next passage by political writer Michael Gass goes into detail about the corruption that engrosses the state of South Carolina. “When SC Governor Mark Sanford was having his affair in Argentina, emails that documented the affair were sent to The State newspaper. The newspaper sat on the emails for six months, not disclosing them, or, even investigating them by their own admission. It wasn’t until the Governor “disappeared” and the proverbial cat was about to come out of the bag that The State newspaper moved to “break” the story. It didn’t end there; however, as it took an Associated Press investigation to bring out that the Governor abused the use of the state airplane on numerous occasions if not outright violating the law on its use. SLED “determined” that there wasn’t any violation of the law warranting prosecution.”
If by chance the tables were turned, and it had been a Democratic governor whom had left their post – and was missing in action, their would have been an immediate call for their resignation, and maybe even jail time for using state money for one’s own private pleasure. It seems as though it will be an impossible task to get public officials to get the ball moving to make Myrtle Beach and its surrounding neighborhoods a working and efficient city as it should be.
It is quite a distressing and an undeniable fact that the residents of Myrtle Beach have no forms of reliable transportation, nor have adequate public works that helps sustain a growing city. The Myrtle Beach public works is still in the dark ages pertaining to trash pick up, recycling bins needed to store items that will improve the quality of life, water and sewage for their residents. Many homeowners still use septic tanks for waste disposal, and also have to pay a premium if repairs are needed for septic repair or maintenance upkeep.
The pitfalls of living in Myrtle Beach South Carolina are so extensive that it would take me a five part article to list everything that the state needs to fix. And even though the old Confederacy Flag has been removed from the statehouse, the lingering seeds of discontent still exist in the state of South Carolina.
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