I want all of our GOP candidates to take the opportunity to kill corporate capitalism that is leading to this cronyism, which is ruining our economy [Sarah Palin, quoted in Danny Yadron, "Palin's Attack on "˜Corporate Crony Capitalism' Spotlights Gap in GOP Field," Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire, 2011.09.05].
Dippity Sarah sings with stopped-clock serendipity. Expect Sibby to chime in shortly with similar rhetoric about the plutocratic fusion of big-money Republicans and Democrats. I can't help agreeing, to some extent: both parties must stop putting corporate profits above the rights of real people. (Yes, Mitt, please do keep doubling down on your "corporations are people, too!" cheer. A national conversation on that contention would be quite fruitful.)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Lt. Gov. Matt Michels plan to make personal visits to nearly 40 of South Dakota's largest employers over the next several months.
The trips are part of an effort to keep businesses in the state and help them grow. Daugaard says nearly three-fourths of business expansions tracked by the Governor's Office of Economic Development come from established companies.
Economic Development staff will conduct an additional 400 business visits as part of the campaign ["Daugaard, Michels to Visit Nearly 40 Businesses in SD," AP via Mitchell Daily Republic, 2011.09.01].
Sibby, the floor is yours....