Jackley’s Wayfair suit isn’t good for South Dakotans

While Marty spending our money on a Supreme Court case may be a great way for him to campaign for governor, if the Supreme Court rules in his favor (forcing internet retailers to COLLECT state sales taxes no matter their location) we will have to pay sales taxes on our internet purchases. Not sure how raising our taxes benefits South Dakotans? I’m still puzzled why Marty thinks people will vote for him for trying to raise our taxes.

I think the measure is going to get voted down by the SC. Many of the justices feel this is an issue Congress should solve, and I agree.

Jackboots argument is that we have failing sales tax revenue. Duh. It is a regressive form of taxation that taxes the lower income at a higher rate than the higher income people. Rich people don’t really BUY more things than poor people. Most of their income is invested. He is afraid that a state income tax might be coming if we can’t tax online retailers. This actually isn’t a bad idea, I have suggested that we take sales taxes off of food and clothing, eliminate most exemptions and have a corporate income tax and an individual income tax on individuals making $100K or more or couples making $200K or more. I think eliminating the exemptions alone on sales taxes would bring in almost double of what we do now.

Sorry Marty, but raising our taxes isn’t a really good thing to campaign on.

Marty claims he is tough on sex crimes

This is one is incredibly laughable in itself. Just look at the Mette Rape case or the DCI sexual harassment suit. But what concerns me even more is how he has done next to nothing investigating the FLDS Compound in Pringle, SD. We know from court records that Warren Jeffs was raping girls as young as 11-12 years old. If you don’t think sexual crimes are not being committed there, you are nuts. Marty either is ignorant of what a ‘sex crime’ is, or just doesn’t give a damn.



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#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 06.04.18 at 11:44 am

The thing that amazes me about this Wayfair case – and it was true with the abortion measures passed by the state legislature in the last decade too – is how political leaders knowingly past laws in this State that are unconstitutional in a hope of overturning legal precedences. Because how are such legislative actions not a violation of ones oath, which a political leader takes, when they assume office and claim that they will uphold the US Constitution?

If our political leaders in this State do not like a current legal standing, then our fore fathers gave us appropriate means by which to handle such situations. They are called a constitutional amendment, or the filing of amicus briefs as a third party to a legal case, where the legal question at hand naturally happens on its own, and the review of that case might further force the higher court to address or review past stare decisis decisions by that court.

This current approach by our state legislature and fellow political leaders in this State to deal with laws and legal precedence, which they do not like, is an other example of the arrogance of our political system in this State and just an other reason why some of us it call it the “House of Lords Legislature.”

In fact, just as a point of interest, the British House of Lords actually has legal precedence in that country to intercede on high court decisions. I guess that must be where our political leaders in this State got the idea, huh? 😉

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.04.18 at 11:53 am

Clearly, Jackley hasn’t been a good AG. Yet, he’s expounding on a record that’s just not there. Noem has done negative ads. She’s been kind. There’s much more she could have deployed but didn’t. An AG from a no income tax state is not one who should challenge for internet sales tax. Particularly, one from a smaller low population state. Initiating a state income tax in SD would be disastrous. Individuals and corporations locate here because of tax treatment. Growth could stop, even decline. What’s good for the state is not Marty Jackley.

#3 Rachel on 06.04.18 at 8:13 pm

Unfortunately, SD will elect a Republican governor. Billie Sutton is wonderful and would make a great governor but as evidenced by how Sioux Falls voted in the mayoral and council election and by how South Dakotans consistently vote..they will never give a dem or any non-republican a chance. I guess at least Marty can ride a horse while firing a gun and Kristi can drive a tractor so the state is in “great hands” either way.

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 06.04.18 at 9:57 pm

And don’t forget, Dusty can ride an elevator too… Or, does that elevator ever go anywhere? (?)

Also, I am sure our fore fathers thought it would all come down to just how cute our kids are too…. (But Washington never had any kids and Jefferson had too many..?…)

#5 LINDA on 06.05.18 at 7:08 am

WHO IS BILLIE SUTTON OH SORRY I DID READ ABOUT HIM OTHER WISE I THOUGHT THERE WAS ONLY TWO RUNNING FOR OFFICE.KRISTI DOES RIDE HORSES TOO AND FYI SHE DOES LOOK BETTER ON A HORSE AND A TRACTOR. AND SHE KEEP HER BLOUSE SHUT FOR PHOTO OPPS. BUT HEY THANKS FOR THE VIEW MARTY .