posted by mikevotes at
You may be shamed by your Gov., but Coleman is my Senator. I can't tell you how mad I am at him. I've followed the whole recount. What a putz.He's already stated he will go to the Supreme Court, another month or more!Our Gov. Tim P., says he'll take the money, but he's trying to put it where he wants it, not where the feds want it. Some $$$ has to go for certain things, but billions are at his discretion. He wants tax breaks for companies.Minnesota was a financially healthy State. We had a $600 million rainy day fund, all gone. After 6 years of Gov. Tim P. we are 5-1/2 Billion in debt.
By Time, at 1:16 AM
That financial hole is interesting as PAwlenty was supposed to be in that class of next national Republicans. Is he another one that's shone and dimmed?And if we're comparing governors, let me raise the bid by saying that Rick Perry was the Gov who tried to, on his authority alone, force the cervical cancer/hpv vaccine on every Texas preteen. All sorts of rumors of payout for that.
By mikevotes, at 7:18 AM
Norm Coleman: Just. Go. Away.
By -epm, at 3:33 PM
I would say he's going soon, but he seems to have the smell of one of those guys who will go into the party structure somehow.
By mikevotes, at 3:35 PM
Pawlenty's approval ratings are on a steady decline.The MN Republicans pissed away the tobacco settlement money to pay for tax cuts. They used the huge reserves to pay for tax cuts. Tax cuts haven't worked. Any business that is as concerned about taxes as Pawlenty claims left a long time ago. All that Pawlenty has done, aside from taking the state to the virtual pawnshop, is to raise county and local taxes by large margins to make up the difference.Pawlenty is a terrible executive, but he isn't one the crazy wingnut Republicans that draws ridicule like Bachmann.
By Todd Dugdale, at 7:30 PM
T.P. as I call my Gov. is one of the "No New Taxes" Republicans. Pandering to the people. As if we can have the greatest country in the World, and not pay for it.Yes, collecting no taxes at the State level, left cities strapped.T.P. did raise one tax (although he called it a fee-what a dishonest slime bag) $1.00 a pack on cig's.For smokers that's outrageous. Since when do a minority (20% of Minnesotans are smokers) pay for the bills of the majority (that money goes to the general fund)? I am not a smoker.He was going to be held up as a Republican Gov. who could run a State on the no new tax philosophy, he ruined the State. Now he's being held up as the moderate Republican that can win votes and retake the White House. I guess he is moderate compared to Bachman (where do these bimbos come from? Oh Minnesota).T.P. is now cutting the social services we need most right now: food stamps, GA, State health care, and on, and on, and on.T.P. is cutting transportation money. He said the federal money will replace those cuts. OK, in the State where the 35W bridge fell and the dead are still at the bottom of the Mississippi.What a guy!
By Time, at 8:09 PM
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