South Dakota's porcine prevaricator, Pat Powers, may be an obese hypocrite; but, he is exactly right: the South Dakota Democratic Party, with less than 7k in the bank, is circling the drain without any chance of survival even as the national Republican Party is splintering.
Powers put up a post today saying no socialist has ever run for US President.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wouldn’t reveal just how high he’d raise income taxes on the rich during the Iowa presidential debate, but he guaranteed it wouldn’t be as much as it has been in the past. During the eight years of the Eisenhower presidency, from 1953 to 1961, the top marginal rate was 91 percent. (It was 92 percent the year he came into office.) For the duration of Eisenhower’s presidency, that rate affected individuals making $200,000 or more per year or couples making $400,000 and above per year. In 2015 dollars, that's roughly $1.7 million for an individual and $3.4 million for a couple. [PolitiFact]Powers said he bought a T-shirt. Curious whether he had to pay extra for a 5X.
That would make John Thune a Communist by helping to empower the US military with tax and spend authority beyond President Eisenhower's wildest dreams.
Today, US infrastructure built under Eisenhower's direction is falling apart, especially in South Dakota, because of two disastrous wars waged by Bush Republicans costing at least $4 TRILLION.
SDDP has nothing to lose by being revolutionary yet blanches at the perception that the state party is run by pussies.