- Personal income rose 3% in South Dakota in Q4 2008. It rose faster in Minnesota (3.6%), Iowa (3.8%), and North Dakota (6.7%)... all of which have income taxes. Tell me again how income tax stifles a state's economy?
- South Dakota's per capita personal income in 2008 was $37,375. I'm below average! Yahoo! How about you? And how about your high school English teacher?
- Maybe we're making more, but we're spending less. Retail sales dropped 0.4% in April. I still say less consumer spending is a good thing... keep on saving, America! Buy less, live more: it's the Christian thing to do!
- Senator Tim Johnson says he's not sure how he'll vote on new consumer protection legislation that would tighten rules on credit card usurers (HR 627). Prediction: Dems know they have the votes to pass this necessary legislation. They'll probably get half of the Senate Republicans to come along, just as they did in the House. Johnson will be free to cast a "Nay" to placate the Sioux Falls usury industry.
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