There goes big bad government again, ruining our lives with its wanton, tyrannical spending. Fresh from his big bike ride in the Hills (and almost making me late for my 1 p.m. job interview in Spearfish!), Governor Dennis Daugaard gets back to his office in Pierre to sign off on four big Community Development Block Grants totaling almost $1.4 million dollars in degradation of democracy and South Dakotan self-reliance.
Seriously, Uncle Sam is making life better for folks in McLaughlin, Selby, Leola, Mobridge. In those first three towns, CDBG money will fix up the local wastewater systems. "Communities absolutely need a safe and adequate wastewater system," says Governor Daugaard.
Mobridge is getting over a quarter million to expand its library. "Libraries really speak to a community's quality of life," says the Governor, whose wife Linda may be a member of the Masonic Librarians who secretly contend with the Illuminati to rule the world (or at least shush it).
The Governor's Office of Economic Development administers this money (because yes, government investment in infrastructure and basic services supports all other economic development). But the money comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a branch of the very same federal government that some of Governor Daugaard's fellow Republicans in Washington so avidly portray as the enemy of our freedom.
Now if we could just get a federal grant to cover everyone's State Fair admission.