This was one of the pages in the report. What does it say to you? Where the rich get richer and the working poor get the shaft. This is so insulting to the hardworking, over taxed workers of South Dakota.



10 Thoughts on “2014 SD Economic Development Annual Report

  1. Dan Daily on March 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm said:

    Government regulation is not obtrusive. Nor does it defend your individual liberty or allow an appeals process.

  2. Helga on March 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm said:

    And here is another case of needing that wheelbarrow you wrote about a week ago. Plus one needs a really big shovel for the above load of crap.

  3. like I bet this guy pays great wages.Non right towork do better better wages but I bet Carl can’t figure it out.

  4. Dan Daily on March 15, 2015 at 10:23 am said:

    It’s become hard to find employees here. I’ve been recruited several times and I’m not looking. Their next question is do I know anyone out of work. Citibank is desperate. They’ve finally realized nobody can live on $10/hour. New York City rents are double here but minimum pay there is $30/hour. New York State is offering 10 years corporate tax relief and help with business construction. We feel the quality of life here is better but most people prefer city life. If the city and state doesn’t stop catering to First Premier, it’s possible the jobs brought here by Jankowski will return where they came from and First Premier pay will become $8/hour with people living in their cars.

  5. Dan Daily on March 15, 2015 at 10:24 am said:


  6. Jack Frost on March 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm said:

    Carl Carlson started his company by borrowing $500 to buy a beat up truck while in college and has worked his tail off ever since. He believes in free enterprise. He needs to admired and congratulated for making it the old fashioned way—by taking risk and working hard.

  7. l3wis on March 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm said:

    Good for Carl, I don’t think this is about him and his 1940’s view of the working world, this is about how the state GOED office has no issues with bragging about exploiting our workers.

  8. scott on March 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm said:

    I don’t know Carl, but the irony is he probably didn’t like low South Dakota wages for himself, so he started a business to pay those same low wages to others.

  9. Dan Daily on March 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm said:

    Agree with L3wis. He’s made it the right way. The real problem is the MBA’s who come in and loot a company into millions of wealth leaving the working class unemployed and indebted. Carlson came through. So did most but a lesser scale. Presently, there’s a few rich with most on welfare.

  10. SDGOP Cronyfest on March 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm said:

    There is a big manufacturing plant up in the northern part of the state that keeps the good employees about 4 years with annual raises and then fires all of them and starts over with new cheaper and now recent immigrants. Those former employees were well known for going beyond what was required. Yep! Right to work and low wages. Excellent selling points!

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