Dell Rapids Representative Jon Hansen has warned his caucus to stand firm against the lure of big government and Biden Bucks. But his own Dell Rapids neighbor and seatmate, Rep. Tom Pischke, has his hand out for pork for the home crowd.
Rep. Pischke, who hates big government getting into his business, wants with House Bill 1165 to secure a half-million-dollar emergency grant from the Department of Agriculture (and Natural Resources) to repair a boat ramp, clean something up (all the bill says is “necessary cleanup”), and extend the bike path along the Big Sioux River. And yes, this boat ramp, clean-up, and new bike path are an emergency; Rep. Pischke’s emergency clause says so.
Not only is Pischke asking for big government money, but he’s asking for free cash to support bicycle infrastructure, greenie hippie recreation! I don’t know how Hansen can stand to sit in the same chamber as a Socialist like Pischke.