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Debt, Uncertainty and Volatility in 2011

Debt, Uncertainty and Volatility in 2011

The world markets groaned as the burden of the rising American debt and the European deficit weighed down more productive countries. European authorities sought to avert a Greek default on their watch without promising to engage the same heroics for Italy. And in the United States, politicians kicked the can down the road, blaming everything except excessive spending.

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The Nobility of the Working Class

The Nobility of the Working Class

You probably heard about one of Newt Gingrich’s shining moments in a recent debate where, when the “mainstream” media played the tired old race card yet again (this time over jobs and earning money), and Gingrich threw it right back in their face? I have news for the snotty, nose-in-the-air elitists: the only thing worth being ashamed of is the work you could do but refuse to do. Bill Whittle’s Afterburner gives this issue some much-deserved additional attention.

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Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, Energy Independence and American Jobs

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, Energy Independence and American Jobs

President Obama has made his decision in regards to the Keystone XL pipeline. He said no. No to extending America’s efforts for energy independence and no to creating jobs, all while pointing the finger at Republicans saying his decision is their fault. Meanwhile, those without a job since President Obama took office can sit tight knowing he isn’t working for them. Or for America.

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South Dakota Unemployment Rate Drops

South Dakota Unemployment Rate Drops

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports South Dakota’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2011 was 4.2 percent, down from the November 2011 rate of 4.3 percent.  The national unemployment rate was 9.4 percent in December 2010 percent; in South Dakota, it was 4.7 percent.

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South Dakota Leaders Condemn Obama Keystone Decision

South Dakota Leaders Condemn Obama Keystone Decision

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard both released statements of disappointment today in response to President Barack Obama’s decision not to go forward with the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

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Why the Economy is Stifled

Why the Economy is Stifled

Why is the economy still stalled? As Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus put it (and I agree with him), the business community is in an extended holding pattern until we see whether we’ll have four more years of this anti-business Marxist in the White House.

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Rep. Noem: Child Labor Changes May Undermine Family Farms

Rep. Noem: Child Labor Changes May Undermine Family Farms

Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) sent a letter to President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor flagging a proposed change to regulations impacting children who work on family farms across the United States. Specifically, Noem is concerned with the changes to the definition of a family farm within this new regulation and further restrictions for hiring youth. The proposed rule could seriously undermine traditional family agriculture if the exemption for family farms does not include those partly owned by close relatives.

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SD Dept of Ag Releases Statement on Pine Beetle Lumber

SD Dept of Ag Releases Statement on Pine Beetle Lumber

Trees infested by mountain pine beetles produce lumber that has the same structural integrity and durability as wood from non-infested trees, according to South Dakota forestry officials. Lumber from trees infested with pine beetles often carries a blue stain is created by a fungus, but it will not spread to other lumber. The lumber does not decay any faster than un-stained wood and will not cause mold.

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John Quinn on the American Economy

John Quinn on the American Economy

John Quinn was one of the featured speakers at the Dec. 10 meeting of the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. Quinn spoke about the American economy, what makes it great, and what holds it back. He also spoke about economic theory and how the political state of affairs affects the strength of our economy. This is the complete video of his presentation.

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Economic Lessons from “Farmville”

Economic Lessons from “Farmville”

Zynga was already the leading Facebook platform developer when it launched Farmville in June 2009. The idea was not original, but Zynga implemented it better and advertised it more than other companies. A year later Farmville had 80 million users, with most people coming back every day and representing about 10% of the Facebook population. If we celebrated our efforts at financial responsibility as much as we do Farmville, the savings rate in this country would rise significantly.

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