Friday, August 8, 2014

South Dakota's descent no accident

Professor David Newquist has been flaying the GOP establishment in the failed state of South Dakota.

The current governor, with help from his predecessors, has made the state a perpetual federal disaster area that relies on eternal assistance for the wealthy while forcing the less fortunate to flee the state or live in poverty.

Sanford Health and Rapid City Regional System of Carelessness can't make any money on young people except as wage slaves and the Democratic Party in the state has set a low bar in its initiated measure to raise the minimum wage.

Divining the alternate universe where Randy Scott still cruises the Moody County backroads while a Hellbent Bill serially lurks at every intersection in South Dakota's ideological landscape is one of the most flagrant examples of putting the best possible face on the decriminalization of Citibank's prospectus that has ever been perpetrated by an entrenched Republican spin machine.

It's becoming apparent that this phenomenon is no accident: it has been manufactured to make the state a corporatist tax haven for an exclusive set of Republicans while $2.5 trillion languishes in South Dakota banks.




3 comments:

David Newquist said...

Corporations are not democracies. In fact, to them people are merely exploited and expended, and the idea of equality and justice irrelevant to business decisions. And you are right. South Dakota is a corporate state, and our single party government is tool and a conniver. The GOP serves corporations, not the people. Benda is an example of what can happen when one becomes a corporate tool.

larry kurtz said...

It's maddening, saddening, crazy-making and enraging, David: the coyotes guarding the chicken coop.

Winter is not far, Sir: hope you have a refuge.

Duffer said...

the van/RV photo is priceless . . .

Nutbags won't get it . . . .