Almost like little kids claiming, "Mama, it wasn't we who ate all the cookies, it was the dog's fault.", Rounds and Jackley are making excuses for the EB-5 problems including apparent disappearance of millions of dollars. Rounds blames it on the lax federal government not watching him and his administration closely enough. Ironic that the insurance agent who attacks big government in all forms which don't directly benefit him and his industry now blames too small government for the EB-5 problems.
Jackley is even more interesting in his round-about excuse. Wasn't he who failed to keep the dog out of the cookies. Nope, it was South Dakota voters and legislators who hadn't passed legislation tough enough to stop and penalize EB-5 high jinks. Of course, he only came to this conclusion after this years legislature shut down. He also is apparently unaware of a few hundred pages of South Dakota law which would have put unconnected, non-influential people like us in jail for years for doing a pitiful fraction of the cookie eating.
This would all be funny or at least amusing if it were in a comic book or a novel, but these two graphically indicate the reason South Dakota has gone from having a reputation of cleanest government to a reputation for one of the more corrupt governments in the US.
Time to sweep Pierre clean again.
** Stay tuned. Keep your hands clean.----- Doug Wiken