Of course, party hack Thune's big idea to do that is ..surprise...elect more Republicans. This is like a man who just shot up a kindergarten class saying, "We need to stop the senseless shooting by getting more senseless shooters around here."
Thune has been an oh so willing partner in the retrograde obstructionism that Republicans in concert with TEA Party loons have used to roadblock good nominations, sensible economic proposals, Affordable Care and replace it with tax cuts for the very, very rich and other pandering to the Koch side of more economic privilege for the very, very rich.
Thune is the epitome of GOP hypocrisy and zombie economic mythology. He blathers on about programs that have never worked and never will. He is in favor of increasing the already grotesque spread between the top 1% and the rest of us.
Thune and Rounds are also supporting the XL pipeline. Bloomberg news has reported Trans-Canada saying the most important reason for the pipeline is to get the glut of crude oil out of the midwest so that gasoline and other fuel prices can be increased by 10 to 20 cents per gallon in this part of the country. Chinese investors are part of the tar=sands oil conglomerates. The XL pipeline will move oil to the Texas Gulf coast for export to China.
The proported tax benefits county commissioners and schools are drooling over have been grossly exaggerated with pipeline in eastern SD and are likely exaggerated for the XL pipeline. Apparently SD state school aid to school districts will be reduced by an amount equal to the increased pipeline tax share. That means zero net impact for schools. Couple that with likely increases in electric base rates because of the huge power demands of the pumping stations and the gasoline price increases and we residents of the midwest will actually be subsidizing a Canadian company and its US fossil fuel industry cohorts.
Thune is a deceiver is a deceiver useless to those who are not filthy rich. Speaking of which, an auto magazine had Ford Motor company production and pay for their chief executive. Anybody buying a Ford vehicle kicks in $10 to that CEO who is paid over $23 million per year.
Thune is friends of guys like that and the polluters in the fossil fuel industries. He is part of the threat to your health, economic well-being, and the future of our planet as a place habitable by humans. His blather about getting Washington moving agains is complete BS. If the GOP gets control, Washington might be moving, but completely in the wrong direction.
*** Stay tuned and don't be fooled by the GOP pretty boy--- Doug Wiken