Friday, September 29, 2006

Common Ground

All 90 Democratic candidates for the South Dakota legislature agreed to a platform to help take back seats in this Novembers election. The plan called "Common Ground" details several talking points including:

* Require state vehicles to use ethanol and biodiesel fuels.
* Provide grants and loans for small businesses.
* Set up tax-free zones for new businesses.
* Raise the minimum wage.
* Conduct a full audit of state government.
* Provide more openness in campaigns and state government.

If you noticed as I did, there isn't one talking point that would attempt to legislate someones personal life.

"Legislative sessions focused on divisive social issues do not solve the state's education, economic development and health care challenges," it states.

Pretty novel concept, concentrate on concrete issues facing everyone and avoiding the social ones that the state has no business getting involved in.

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