Rounds ads is a nearly complete package of BS, deception, and irrelevancy. It may appeal to Republican primary voters who accept any trash from a GOP candidate as if it came from Moses on two stone tablets.
Rounds wants to eliminate the over-burdensome federal regulations that are crippling our economy. Note to Rounds: How about listing even a single "over-burdensome federal regulation". While you are discussing over burdensome regulations, what about the Republican supported voter ID laws and driver licensing laws and regulations that are an unfair demand on female drivers and certainly an over-burdensome regulation designed to deter voting by the un-rich?
Rounds wants to replace Obamacare. With What? The great GOP and Rounds plan doesn't exist. Their idea is to let the poor and unfortunate die if they can't afford to pay absurd premiums that subsidize Rounds and the really over-paid executives of the insurance industry.
Rounds wants to eliminate the US Dept. of Education. He fails to mention how much money that department dumps into South Dakota or how much South Dakota taxes would have to be increased should Republican loons eliminate the Department.
And, Rounds wants to dramatically cut the size of government and reduce the out-of control federal bureaucracy. I guess the out of-control federal bureaucracy he would most likely want to eliminate is the Corps of Engineers which dared to manage water in a reservoir in a way that may have damaged Rounds house built a few inches above the Missouri River. Or perhaps he wants to dig Janklow up and charge him with something for his harranging the Corps into maintaining high reservoir levels so his boating buddies and fishing buddies could have fun.
Mike says he believes in an America Where (among other things): Free enterprise can flourish. My guess is that nearly every US citizen agrees with this and also every Democratic office holder supports this. Fairly taxing those who can utilize the systems built in the common good by tax money and generations of work also makes sense. No sign of Rounds supporting taxes on those most able to pay them and also most deserving of paying.
Mike believes in America where individual liberty is cherished and government is limited. Well, so what? Everybody supports that ideal. Some of us however also realize that giving corporations free reign to exploit everybody and all our information is also oppressive. Apparently Mike is ignorant of corporate oppression in the name of obscene profits.
Mike believes citizens have an "absolute right" to bear arms without fear of government confiscation. Can Mike point to a single case of sporting arms being confiscated from law-abiding citizens? Does Mike think you and I have an absolute right to have anti-aircraft guns? Does he think everybody no matter how insane or corrupt should have access to machine guns? Mike is spouting a mindless generality that makes no sense in a real world. Mike might also want to know that the right to keep and bear arms in the days of the Constitution writing often meant that the citizens kept the arms and the government kept the ammunition so that the arms really were for the use of a regulated militia and not for the use of war lords, gangs, bank robbers, burglars, drug nuts, and wingnut crazies.
And of course, Mike doesn't believe "profit is a dirty word". Mike apparently never met an obscene profit made in an obscene scam unregulated by government and isn't aware of the near collapse of the economy because of such unregulated obscene profit schemes. Fair profits are not dirty. Rippoffs by insurance companies, banks, credit card operations, brokers, et al do make profit a dirty word. Gimmicks to move US profits to small islands with no taxes makes those profits obscene. Mike is again spouting mindless generalities than the uninformed might suck on.
Mike also believes in National defense as a priority. I assume that means that military waste, fraud and abuse is off limits to regulation since we don't want burdensome federal regulations. Mike also wants to support commitments to our veterans. Mike however doesn't offer a single word of complaint about the US House Republicans trying to slash funding for veterans health care by $300 million.
And "we" (not just Mike?) have respect for all human life-- from the very young to the very old. So, why is Mike opposed to bringing in $45 million per year to care for elderly and poor South Dakotans? South Dakota is failing to make Obamacare work. Mike and Daugaard can say how much they respect life young and old, but there actions show otherwise. Their support for the very young ends at nine months of pre-natal life.
In short, Mike is full of bullshit up to his bright shining eyeballs and it spills out the corners of his ever-smiling insurance agent's face.
*** Stay tuned even if GOP static blurs reality--- Doug Wiken