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Why would my wife and I move to South Dakota?  I think it will become the retirement capital of the United States. (especially if everyone else does what I am planning on doing)

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When someone on here mentioned that a large group of people thought about moving to South Dakota to influence the voting of a state that got me thinking.

Why can't my wife and I do something similar.  If we can do it, why can't every other married couple.  Here is what I am thinking...

My wife and I move to Sioux Falls, we both get jobs somewhere...minimum wage..whatever...we go to a fertility clinic and have 25 of my wife's eggs fertilized by my sperm.  Guess what happens..... We now have life.  We now have citizens of South Dakota.  My family now went from 2 people to 27 people.  Now, this family of 27 is having a hard time surviving on minimum wage.  This family of 27 needs public assistance.  I am thinking we are going to need energy assistance, food assistance, etc. etc. because 2 people working minimum wage just doesn't bring in enough income to support a family of 27.  After we get all set up in every state program there is, I will invite every other couple I know to do the same thing.  Maybe instead of 25 test-tubes, they choose 50 or 100 or 500.  I am sure they can be stored at the clinic for future considerations.  Talk about growing the population of South Dakota....we could be talking boom.

Now think about retired couples moving to South only on Social with 15 "kids" waiting for them at the fertility clinic..they can't possibly survive on what Social Security can pay them.  Think of all of the dependents.  If both pass away, which dependents would be entitled to any future benefit?  

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Originally posted to jalapeno on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:14 PM PST.


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Comment Preferences

  •  bad idea (none)
    I agree with the concept of moving to states to change them politically, but only if they are already swingy. South Dakota is so red. It will take thousands of couples like you to change the political balance even one iota.

    Go to New Mexico, or Nevada, if you like the Old West. Your vote counts there. In South Dakota you are a wasted Democratic vote.

  •  sounds like a pln and self sacrificial to boot! (none)
    you better do it quick though before Bush kills all public assistance programs. As you know, to him they are called unfunded liabilities.

    James M Joiner or

    by jmsjoin on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:20:53 PM PST

  •  not blowing smoke (none)
    smoking blow!
    all moving to south dakota will do is make you pissed off. For every dude that moves there, there's three smart liberal kids that turn 18 and say GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!!

    Dig down, find more. -5.38, -6.10

    by brocktunestudios on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:22:04 PM PST

  •  To game a non-existing system? interesting :) (none)

    Free Donuts + Beer Tax Repeal = Landslide Victory '08!

    by PhillyGal on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:23:38 PM PST

    •  There's always a system (none)
      Nonsense, there's always a system. If there aren't good jobs for all his little rugrats, there are crummy jobs. If there aren't crummy jobs, there's welfare. If there isn't welfare, there's crime. Or politics.

      We must raise the cost of tyranny.

      by zyx zyx on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:31:34 PM PST

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  •  South Dakota Abortion...must be a virgin! (none)
    Comment from one our South Dakota Republican Political leaders:

    " A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life." - Bill Napoli on who might be allowed an abortion under the recently passed bill.

  •  How many eggs do women have? (none)
    Thousands? You better get busy.
  •  My husband and I are leaving Sugar Land, Texas (none)
    We have decided to leave Sugar Land, Texas to get away from the small-minded wingnuts that prevail here.  If you move to S.D. you will be very, very lonesome.
  •  Move to Rapid City instead. (none)
    The weather is nicer there and you're close to [almost] mountains.
  •  FYI (none)
    SD's congress person and one of their senators are Dems.
  •  They have one fertility clinic. (none)
    Hard reconcile love for babies and the need to pay to keep them on liquid nitrogen forever.  

    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

    by murrayewv on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:56:43 PM PST

  •  Dependents (none)
    Brilliant idea!  I say go for it.  And they can never be destroyed because that would violate the law, right?  The problem might be when the human services officer shows up for a snap visit to see how your incredibly large family is doing...
  •  bad idea... (none)
    I spent a winter in South Dakota (dad was stationed at Ellsworth AFB) and the winters are BRUTAL!!!!

    I did a 100 mile footrace there last September (on the Mikelson Trail, from Hot Springs to Hill City and back) and the scenery is that time of the year. :-)

    BTW, South Dakota is one of the few states that lose population every year (declined by 16,000 from 2000 to 2004....)

    When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

    by onanyes on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:05:13 PM PST

    •  ooops (none)
      I meant the population grew by 16,000 but that it grew by less than the national average.


      When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

      by onanyes on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:06:32 PM PST

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    •  Nah, winters aren't brutal! (none)
      You probably hit a historic winter.  WInters are pretty nice all in all.  I grew up there and still have family there.  It is not unknown to have 70 degree days in January.  They also get chinook winds during the winter which bring balmy air.  It sure as heck ain't as cold as Minnesota, or NoDak.

      I'd advise moving to Rapid City also because of the scenery.  It's also a tad bit less red than the rest of the state.  Heck - they even had Perot supporters out there and they still love their McGovern and Daschle.

      SD is bi-polar - they'll keep a guy in office for a while and then just toss him/her on his/her ear, just to change things up.

      You will have to accept hunting as a sport, fur trapping etc.  That part of SDak will never change.

  •  I think (none)
    ...that you should abort your plans.

    RULE OF LAW. That's all the reason you need to oppose Republicans.

    by nightsweat on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:05:55 PM PST

  •  Since they have souls (none)
    get a church to baptise them and give them all names and get certificates.

    The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel

    by Overseas on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:49:45 PM PST

  •  Good God! Who's Laughing? ( nt ) (none)

    We're working on many levels here. Ken Kesey

    by BenGoshi on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 02:37:22 PM PST

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