The next time you fly into Onida, Platte, Chamberlain, or Wall, be sure to thank socialism for your smooth landing. On Thursday, the South Dakota Aeronautics Commission approved spending $43 million to improve airports in those and 33 other towns, and 90% of that money will come from Uncle Sam:
South Dakotans will pay a dime on the dollar for pavement maintenance at the Platte airport, runway rehab and beacon replacement in Chamberlain, new beacon and windcone at Bison, longer runway at Wall, a new fueling station at Mobridge, and other airport improvements. The letter from DOT’s Jack Dokken to the Aeronautics Commission notes we might be able to make even more improvements thanks to the Biden bucks coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
It sure is a good thing that all of South Dakota’s neighbors care enough to send us all that money to keep us from having to raise taxes and pay for our own infrastructure.