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At one time, in my last couple years in office, 16 percent of all the people in the state were employed in the financial services industry.
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Citibank had nothing to do with getting reelected.
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Credit cards saved Citibank, and I've heard the most senior people at Citibank say that over and over and over publicly and privately, that it was credit cards that carried Citibank through the early '80s and through the '80s into the '90s, and gave them the opportunity to survive.
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Every day I understand that somebody died in a traffic accident. I don't think it affects my ability to be a lawyer.
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Folks can't carry around money in their pocket. They've got to go to an ATM machine, and they've got to pay a few dollars to get their own dollars out of the machine. Who ever thought you'd pay cash to get cash? That's where we've gotten to.
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I bought a railroad during this period of time.
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I can just tell you that I'm sorry for what happened, and I think people understand that.
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I like practicing law.
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I was governor of South Dakota at the only time in this state's history when the economy shrunk from one year to the next.
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I'm not one person to think kids shouldn't leave home, and it doesn't bother me that they leave my state and go live someplace else.
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If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota's kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it's been phenomenal for South Dakota.
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In the South Dakota state constitution, we have a provision that says that when a law passes the legislature and is signed by the governor, you can put into the law on what date it goes into effect, but if you don't put any date into effect, then it goes into effect the following July 1.
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It's unbelievable, the lack of sophistication that we have as a society to deal with what I'll call consumer credit.
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On the other hand, I've enjoyed being a lawyer.
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Our sales-tax collections actually took in less total money one year than the previous year. That's how bad our economy was in South Dakota.
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So people ought to be free to leave here, but there ought to be opportunity for them to come home.
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South Dakota had laws - when I came to the governor's office, South Dakota had very tight historical laws on what you could charge to borrow.
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The deal we made was that if we would change our law to invite them to come to South Dakota - that's what they wanted, the invitation - if we would change our law to invite them to come to South Dakota, he would guarantee South Dakota 400 Citibank jobs.
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The rest of the world wants our cash; we like plastic.
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There's a world out there, and you've got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime.
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They're pushing credit cards. They don't take Visa, but they do take American Express, or they don't take this one, but they take that one, or you'd better bring this one, or if you forget who you are, look on your credit card; it will be there.
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Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population back then in Sioux Falls, would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank.
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We've become a plastic society.
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What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability to reverse the arbitrage. Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit, and that saved the bank.
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What's taken God 200 years to create was wiped out in a couple of days by what was apparently an arsonist, And it just shows you what a sick world we live in nowadays.
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You stick a credit card in a machine, and you pay $3 or whatever it is to get cash - your own money.
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