State of South Dakota secondary Archives: on Budget & Economy

Gordon Howie: Economic survival depends on fiscal responsibility

Question topic: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Howie: Strongly Agree.

Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.

Howie: Government spending, debt and growth. Our economic survival as a nation depends on fiscal responsibility.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 South Dakota Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Mike Rounds: Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation

Today all four candidates running for South Dakota's seat in the US Senate, Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie, debated at Dakotafest in Mitchell. And while they hit on a number of topics, all of them boiled down to you and your money.

On potential tax increases, Independent Gordon Howie said, "We've had enough. It's not a problem that we are taxed too little. The problem is we have a bloated government and we need to rein it in."

On overcoming the current do-nothing Congress, Republican Mike Rounds said, "They don't want folks to come on in and promise everything and then turn around and borrow it from the next generation."

Independent Gordon Howie says Congress must get the federal budget in line. "We can cut our spending, we can reduce our debt and we can stop government growth."

Source: KSFY/ABC News on 2014 South Dakota Senate debate Aug 27, 2014

Gordon Howie: Say No to $17 trillion national debt

Will Someone Please Say "No"?

Over $ 17 1/2 TRILLION dollar national debt. Establishment, career politicians of both parties recently removed the limits on the debt ceiling.

Nearly $130 TRILLION dollars in unfunded liabilities. Budget busting Republicans and Democrats claim their brand of "common sense" can fix it.

Our government continues to spend about a TRILLION dollars more than existing revenue each year. Only a handful of Representatives and Senators are fighting against this out of control spending.

The only way out of this mess is to return to principles of fiscal sanity: CUT spending, REDUCE taxes and STOP government growth.

Source: 2014 South Dakota Senate campaign press release Jun 23, 2014

Larry Pressler: Pay a little more taxes & give up some programs

Pressler strikes a remarkably nonpartisan position on the budget for someone who boasted a fairly conservative voting record in his last term. Pressler is confident Americans would be willing to pay a little bit more in taxes or give up some social programs to forge a budget agreement. "Most people are talking about this and writing books and articles, but some people have got to start running for office as an independent," he said. "I think this would serve a great public purpose."
Source: "Comeback Bid": 2014 South Dakota Senate race Nov 14, 2013

Dennis Daugaard: Good stewardship achieves a structurally balanced budget

The best example of good stewardship is what we did together two years ago to achieve a structurally balanced budget. I am strongly committed to maintaining that structural balance. Some states are still struggling to achieve balance. Minnesota's deficit is $1.1 billion. Mississippi is short. New Jersey is short. So are New York and Vermont. Illinois, Kentucky, and others face enormous pension shortfalls.

Our current year's budget is running better than we projected, providing funds for one-time projects in FY13. As other states are looking where to cut, we can look where shall we spend these dollars. I believe that good stewardship would employ one-time funds to improve our structural soundness by eliminating a liability, building or improving an asset, or endowing a program for the future. Over the past two years, our state agencies have undertaken dozens of projects and initiatives to "reinforce the floor" of state government and to be good stewards of our tax dollars.

Source: South Dakota 2013 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2013

Dennis Daugaard: Invite, increase, and innovate--for economic development

I propose to elevate the Office of Economic Development to cabinet level. I plan to be personally involved, every day, in our state's economic development efforts.

I intend to be South Dakota's #1 salesman. Often, a governor is called upon to be a "deal-closer," and that is an important role. I will also be a "door-opener," and I will use my office to seek out new opportunities for our state. Our economic development efforts will use a three-pronged approach: invite, increase, and innovate.

Source: 2011 South Dakota State of the State Address Jan 11, 2011

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