Mike Rounds the ‘do nothing governor’ will try to end his last term in style

By leaving the budget problems to the next governor and legislature. Stay classy Mike;

Rounds has proposed using $32 million in reserve funds to balance the state budget for the year beginning July 1. But the governor has also told lawmakers that the gap between ongoing revenue and spending could grow to more than $100 million in the following year, which begins in July 2011.

That projected budget gap would exceed the remaining reserves. Legislative leaders say any cuts made in the next budget will make the following year’s budget problems easier to solve.

This does not surprise me. The only thing Mike has done during his two terms is reward himself and his friends. But who can blame him? I blame the citizens of SD for #1, re-electing the jackass, #2, allowing him to get away with it #3 allowing the legislators to allow him to get away with it.

Apathy is to blame for our economic struggles, statewide and nationwide.


#1 Ghost of Dude on 01.11.10 at 7:54 am

Apathy isn’t the biggest problem. The biggest problem is that anyone with any kind of aspirations for this state beyond maintaining the status quo is seen as some sort of agitator. Rounds got elected because he was least likely to try anything new.

#2 Anthony on 01.11.10 at 8:03 am

Rounds got elected because the other Republican Cadidates(Barnett and Kirby) were SOOOOO bad in the primary that he was the protest vote of the majority of Primary votes.

He was elected because he has an R after his name…and unless Jesus comes back, registers Democrat, and runs for Governor, A Democrat isn’t going to get elected in this state (even then, I give only give him a 50/50 chance of winning).

#3 Ghost of Dude on 01.11.10 at 8:13 am

Hah! Even Jesus couldn’t get elected as a democrat in this state. The self-professed Christian conservatives here wouldn’t even listen to a guy who has long hair and wears sandals – much less a guy who preaches the things Jesus did.

Paul could probably run as a republican and win, though.

#4 Costner on 01.11.10 at 8:58 am

Judas would have a better chance… because you know he would be friends with half of the GOP leadership in the state.

#5 Ghost of Dude on 01.11.10 at 9:22 am

This state’s GOP needs better competition. As it stands, they waste all their energy on circular firing squads and we end up with whichever candidate doesn’t get hit.

#6 Plaintiff Guy on 01.11.10 at 9:44 am

Good comments. Sarcastic but mostly true. Rounds has certainly employed much of his family. He’s used his position for friend favors. There’s not much else he’s known for.

Will Jesus cut his hair, wear cowboy clothes, and register as a Republican candidate? Prayers can come true. Otherwise, draft Willie Nelson.

#7 l3wis on 01.11.10 at 11:20 am

How much did Judas make for selling out Jesus.

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