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Do you believe the powerful hand of government is stronger than the invisible hand of a free market? That is the simple question in the Sioux Falls mayoral election.
Kermit Staggers believes in the principled philosophy of limited government while Mike Huether will seldom see a problem government can’t fix. For Huether to argue Staggers is opposed to growth and progress because of his belief that we should live within our means is to believe in Heuther and his fellow Democrats’ illogical belief that our country must spend ourselves out of bankruptcy. The problem is not that Huether is a Democrat. It is that he is an Obama-Hildebrand Democrat.
Another great contortion of logic is that Huether is pro-business. People making this charge are entrenched interests that believe in fiscal discipline, only after their special interest is well funded by city, state and federal government programs.
Through discreet arrangements using political connections, they agree to grow their portion of government, by forging “compromise” with people that would like benefits of their own. In their vision of government, everybody gets along—and gets what they want.
Except the taxpayer. The average senior citizen living on a fixed income or the laborer who works 60 hours a week to get ahead doesn’t get to take part of the special interest government free for all.
Heuther and the Democrats would lead you to believe they are pro-business, while they simultaneously push to increase the size and scope of government at every level—city, county, state and federal. Today, Democrats have demonstrated the government takeover of health care and even believe in global government through the international taxation of carbon dioxide in the form of the anti-business scheme called cap and trade.
Mike Huether touts his business experience, but his business practices are the very reason government is expected to increase regulation against corporate greed. A staunch Democrat, Mike Huether has made his living taking advantage of poor people and it is for this reason Democrat politicians are disingenuous and opportunistic.
At the beginning of 2007, First Premiere Bank, led by Mike Huether, was at the epicenter of the sub prime lending implosion. Under Mike’s leadership, First Premiere charged extraordinary over-limit fees, late charges, and triple digit interest rates and was charged by bank regulators with unfair lending practices. Huether claims to be looking out for the poor while stepping on them to pad his own bank account. Mike’s business succeeds when the customer loses. These values are not what we want from our next mayor.
Kermit Staggers has fought on a local level when principle was needed most. Had he not fought so hard to control the insatiable appetite of government and to prevent good-intentioned but ill-conceived regulation, Sioux Falls would be in worse financial shape and would not be prepared to take advantage of opportunities brought on by the failures of government in other cities and states. Detroit is just one city that bowed down to special interests and labor unions. Today, those same labor unions support Huether for Mayor.
Kermit Staggers believes the greatest progress is found with the greatest freedom. Kermit is not about get rich quick schemes that take advantage of the poor and nearly bankrupt the world’s financial system. He believes in the tried and true principles that have lasted throughout time. He believes government should provide a safe community to live and work, should empower people to provide for themselves and set fair rules for all citizens by removing the chains and shackles of government taxation and regulation.
If you are concerned about putting trust back into government, it begins right here in Sioux Falls.
You can trust Kermit Staggers for Mayor. Polls close today at 7pm.