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.