|SD Lt. Gov. Michels. "We're Collectively Brilliant"|
Might I Add "Self-Aggrandizing" And "Delusional?"
(photo from http://sd.gov/governor/aboutmatt.aspx)
If Michels characterizes this omission as "collective" brilliance, what do you suppose he thinks of the administration's overall performance these days? Remember, this is the same Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels who yesterday dished out the disturbing news that South Dakota's economy is "somewhat soft" and that "we've had to revise down where we're at." Michels was standing in for Governor Daugaard at the governor's weekly legislative news conference. Why Daugaard missed this weekly gathering is unknown, but I'm sure it would have been a rather squirmy confrontation, considering how a year ago his outlook for the state's economy was bullishly optimistic and how badly South Dakota's actual numbers have missed the mark, creating a shortfall in tax receipts that Michels had to acknowledge at yesterday's conference. More difficult for these "collectively" brilliant folks to deal with is the fact that South Dakota lags behind state revenue performance and projections around the country, per the
|Our State Pastry, Kuchen|
Looks Like We'll Have To Settle For The Smaller Pie This Year
(photo from library.ndsu.edu)
Considering that the overall U.S. inflation rate during the past few years has been hovering between 1.5% and 2%, the numbers for South Dakota look even worse. Not being able to keep up with inflation means that real revenues are actually down. So where's the "collective" brilliance in all this, Lieutenant Governor Michels? My comments section is yours to access.