by Duluth News Tribune
August 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm in Duluth News Tribune
A decisive margin over Margaret Kelliher in Northeastern Minnesota gave Mark Dayton the DFL primary, and supporters say it will bring more attention for the Northland. Continue Reading
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Wow, a lot of people looking for a free ride!
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Daytons solution is to tax and spend. Same old same old.
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and republicans just spend and run up the nations’ debt without regard as to where the money will come from…how much for the Iraq war for the past 10 years????
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That’s all a pitence compared to what the boob in chief Obama is spending. Obama has already rung up almost as much in deficits in 20 months as Bush did in 8 years.
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That’s pretty funny, actually. The national debt during the eight years of GWB being in office increased by a total of $4.2 TRILLION. The national debt under Obama has already increased by $3.3 TRILLION in just 19 MONTHS! Yet the unemployment rate is still at 9.5% and the economy sucks.
Dayton can do the same for Minnesota. Yes He Can!!!!!
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Hmmmmm. gss th bmphls dn’t lk sm fcts!!!!!! Tgh!
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Rambo&george if you would please furnish a plan in which the government would tax no one at all and still provide the services we expect at a level deemed acceptable (national defense, education, transportation, etc.) i would love to see it. otherwise whichever candidate is elected will have to tax and spend.
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The problem is the cradle to grave services that you expect. We can’t afford them. How is it that only individuals have to scrimp and save, never government? The government can never do without more. It’s just endless take, more more more. This country was not set up or envisioned as the Socialist States of America which it has become.
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What is government’s function, if not to tax and spend?
What other purpose do you see them serving?
BTW, a Governor has no control over ‘spending’. That responsibility lies with the legislature.
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Is anyone really shocked by this? The DFL stranglehold of Duluth will be the ultimate demise of the city. Looks like the “senior citizens” have no problem shelling out even more money for taxes, as that is the same group that comes out and says, “I’m on a fixed income and can’t afford X, Y, or Z.”
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If there was actually a DFL stranglehold, shouldn’t the DFL endorsed candidate have walked away with a win in this?
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Who cares if they were DFL endorsed or not. I find it laughable that the DFL endorsed candidate didn’t win. That said, of the DFL stranglehold lets look,
Donny Ness worked for Oberstar, and at the Anderson-Keliher DFL meeting on Monday at the Union Temple, she mentioned Ness as the “new face and up-and-comer of the DFL party.”
Roger Reinhert: 1 Term in the State House, and looks like he might slide to an easy State Senate victory.
Mary Murphy: Elected 1976
Tom Bakk: Elected: to the House 1994, re-elected 1996, 1998, 2000; to the Senate 2002, re-elected 2006,
Tom Rukavina: Elected: 1986
James Oberstar: Since 1975
And for giggles, Dave Obey: Since 1969.
Duluth City Councilors don’t have party affiliation, but how many of them were endorsed by the Unions, like Kerry Gauthier, Jeff Anderson. This city is skewed DFL, as shown by the amount of handouts, non-profits, and frivolous city spending.
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But, are the the amount of handouts, non-profits, and frivolous city spending actually things that are under the control of the city or are they state or federal mandates?
You actually consider non-profits as something negative or attributed to the DFL?
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I don’t consider all non-profits bad. But I am concerned with the amount of non-profits, and the lack of tax base in this city. Just look at what the city council votes to spend money on. Great Lakes Aquarium. Yea, that was money well spent. Recently, I heard that the council approved to spend money on a consultant to study traffic flow at UMD. Why don’t you save some of that money, and let the students of UMD, UWS, of CSS research that as a part of some coursework. There is a lot of money that is freely spent, because some of the councilors have no concept of where the money comes from.
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David (sorry,there was no reply button on your comment)
I think the non-profits serve a very important function. They pick up the slack where government leaves off and often save the government money in funding things that people would otherwise expect the government to fund.
The really nice thing about non-profits is, people can choose to give or not, where they money goes and what it’s used for, unlike our tax dollars.
I used to think the aquarium was a total waste of money but, it’s looking now like I might be proven wrong.
I definitely think your idea of having the students do the work on the traffic flow thing has merit. It would be great, practical experience/knowledge for them.
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It is disconcerting that voters blindly pick a party rather than do any research on the person that is supposedly representing that party. Dayton was born a multi-millionaire. Do you really think he can relate to you, as he claims? To any of us? He has never had to work a day in his life. I was not impressed when he and his office staff bailed out of his Washington, D.C. office years ago, due to an alleged terrorist ‘threat.’ Is this really who you want to represent you?
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Do you honestly think Tom Emmer is a worthy alternative?
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I found his ‘tax the rich more’ strategy amusing. As if That will ever happen. His Own Kids will start proceedings to have him Committed if he tries to Tax Away Their Inheritance…..
And OMG did you all hear about that lady in…um…I want to say COnnecticut?….who has put 20 million of Her Own Money into her campaign!!!!
She must Know she will get it back from Lobbyists once she is Elected!?!?!?
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She’s a billionaire…Linda Mcmahon (sp). Married to the WWE CEO.
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Your statement puzzles me a bit.
If people actually “blindly pick a party rather than do any research on the person that is supposedly representing that party” wouldn’t the DFL endorsed candidate have won the primary?
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Whether he actually HAD to work or not…the fact is that he HAS.
But seriously, how many people running for office can you honestly say you can relate to, or that could relate to you?
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Emmer isn’t a great alternative, though. I don’t think he can relate to us either.
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If he honestly believes that waitresses/waiters make $100,000 a year, he definitely needs to step out of the metro area and visit some cafes in the northland.
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Must be Sarah Palin’s writer?
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I’m a conservative and I voted for Mark Dayton because he’s the biggest idiot the DFL had to offer.
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Did you get that idea all by yourself or were you simply following Rush’s direction?
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It is so obvious what an idiot Mark Dayton is that someone even of Katydid’s limitied faculties should be able to figure it out.
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LMAO…and you voted for him. Good job!!
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Dayton’s running mate is from Duluth…though I personally don’t think he is the best candidate may people would like to have a northern voice in the governor’s ear…right now the alternative is emmer who believes that anything north of forest lake is a theme park you visit once a year.
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How is living in northeast Minnesota any different than living in any other part of Minnesota other than the degree to which the local liberals squeal when the government teat slips from their lips.
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I was more making a commentary about why Dayton may have enjoyed such a large advantage UP NORTH in the voting. As I stated I do not feel that he is the best candidate but understand why many northeastern minnesotans would feel more comfortable voting for a candidate who has a running mate from their area.
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It is too bad that that running mate of Dayton’s is a waste of space. She has been riding her husbands coattails since he died, and she took office. She said on the news before the election how if she becomes Lieutenant Governor, “she will be the voice for Northeastern Minnesota.” Well Yvonne, where has your voice been for the last eight years in the State House? Recently she was interviewed on WDIO, and she said she would maintain her residence in Duluth, and in St. Paul. That didn’t bother me, until she said she “would either leave St. Paul late Thursday night, or early Friday morning.” What about working a 5 day work week, you know, like almost everyone else.
The liberals condemned Emmer’s former drunkenness but give Mark Dayton a pass on his.
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One of the strangest ads I heard on radio today was one about how Dayton is all in favor of NOT allowing any kind of vote on gay/lesbian marriage, and Emmer is.
After the SCOTUS decision, I’d think that’s a moot point.
Why bother to vote on something that the SCOTUS has already overturned CA’s popular vote on?
Sounds to me like a soundbyte.
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I see your point. I think it was Reagan’s and then George H.W. Bush-nominated U.S. District judge Vaughn Walker’s decision, not the Supreme Court. It’s looking pretty good for the ruling to stand with the Republican Governor of California not backing any appeal. I know there are a lot of U.S. citizens waiting patiently to be given the same rights as the majority.
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I stand corrected. Thank you.
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I don’t think it’s so much the drinking as it is the drinking and driving….and then promoting changes to lessen the consequences of DWI tickets/punishment.
Of course, you have Dayton saying ..yes, I’ve had a problem and with help, I’m dealing with it.
And Emmer taking the Bushlike stance of…none of your business, that was just youthful indiscretion.
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So you think in Daytons many years as a drunk that he never drove drunk once? Good luck with that one. He just didn’t get caught.
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It may have escaped your notice but, I actually didn’t say anything about whether or not I thought Dayton might have been driving when drinking.
My ‘thoughts’ would be irrelevant.
Assumptions generally get me in trouble so, I try to avoid them. I’m not always successful but, I do try.
For all I know, Dayton may well have always had a chauffer when he was out drinking.
Or perhaps, he was one of those people that only drank at home.
Or maybe you are right and he drove chit-faced drunk every day and just never got caught.
I really don’t know that much about his private life.
So let’s keep his life as a private citizen intact and keep him at home where he can’t screw up the state of Minnesota.
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I could almost agree with that if, I thought Horner had a chance of winning.
The idea of Emmer sitting in the governor’s chair just scares the bejeezus outta me though.
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