A South DaCola foot soldier sent me this photo today of a couple of chairs in the Minnehaha County Administration building.
I also received this email last night from a reader;
State drivers license process is a disaster. I spent 4 occasions at the Sioux Falls office on the side street behind box stores. Each time was 2 hours waiting for 4 digits to be called. You finally get your 10 seconds before you’re sent on a new scavenger hunt. I was helping a young woman. She had no license for 3 years because it was easier to be cited and pay the fine than go through the process. The local office showed a restriction while the state showed none. She had SR22 insurance but the state had no record. You must show 4 forms of ID and divorce papers (name changes). The room is crowded (over occupancy). There’s one bathroom. The air doesn’t work. The same 10 minute video is shown over and over on a 15″ screen to high in the corner to see or hear. There are not enough employees and the best answer you get is a grunt. She still doesn’t have a license and I don’t blame her for abandoning the effort.
Yes, punishment for not having a license but not torture for trying to get one. No wonder so many drive without a license or insurance. We need to drive to get to work and pay taxes to support government. It’s easy to put money in a state gambling machine but hard to get a drivers license. There’s a major story here (hint for the media).