This study is laughable. Though I don’t disagree with there findings, I find it ironic what they consider ‘FREE’.

South Dakota received a top ranking in economic freedom and scored second in fiscal freedom.

Yeah, the rich are economically FREE from paying their fare share of taxes.

But the study criticized the state’s high sales taxes and higher-than-expected transportation spending for a state with such a low population density.

The sales taxes are not high, they lack equality. We shouldn’t be paying retail taxes on food and the retail tax rate should be equal on every item, big or small. As for transportation, boy, if that isn’t glaring. We are a state of 700,000 that has 9 state owned airplanes – go figure.

Personal freedom dropped South Dakota into the middle of the pack at 24th.

WooHoo! We weren’t dead last for once! Even though that rank probably would drop to 50 in Sioux Falls, where code enforcement spies on it’s residents 24/7 and drug dogs wait outside bars for you.

Moderate, centrist governments offer their residents the most freedoms, according to the study.

And the wingnuts wonder why Obama is so popular – go figure.

7 Thoughts on “FREE to screw working class and poor people over, that’s about it

  1. Ghost of Dude on March 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm said:

    Victimless crime arrests as a percentage of all arrests came in above the norm

    Ya think?
    Our cops have nothing better to do than shale kids down for the baggie of weeed in their pocket.

  2. l3wis on March 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

    Or pretending to be teenage girls looking to hookup in a park with an older man. That’s pretty much a victimless crime when the potential victim is imaginary. Like the judge said in the one case, “You can’t be charged with trying to kill Mickey Mouse.”

  3. l3wis on March 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

    . . . Even though Rat Fink has wanted to kill him for a long time.

  4. Ghost of Dude on March 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

    When the cops want to make work for themselves, all they have to do is entrap people.

  5. l3wis on March 5, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

    or eat for free at Avera.

  6. Randall on March 7, 2009 at 7:12 am said:

    Yes; our sad loss of personal freedom…
    A guy can’t even sit in a BAR and smoke a f#@king cigarette anymore without the nazies hauling him away…

  7. l3wis on March 7, 2009 at 8:49 am said:

    I actually think the smoking ban will have a positive affect on people’s personal incomes. If you are smoker who enjoys going out and smoking in bars, you will stay home and drink cheaper. If you are a smoker who goes out and likes to smoke in bars but wants to quit, this will be encouragement. I see the ban as having many positive social aspects to. I also see the revenue from VL going down as a positive thing, the less dependent the becomes on gambling, the quicker we can get rid of it.

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