December 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
To those who say governor ignored Minnesota: ‘It’s a bunch of crap’
ST. PAUL Gov. Tim Pawlenty is not going quietly. Continue Reading
Tags: Governor, Minnesota, Politics, Tim Pawlenty 8 Comments »
Two weeks left is too long. Let’s hope that the rest of the country realizes what a poor job he did in MN so we don’t end up dealing with him as a president.
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Get ready. Pawlenty is headed for the White House. I hope the rest of the country realizes what a poor job Obama did in the US so we don’t end up with him as president…again.
I agree. I like the fact that Pawlenty refused to raise taxes. Minnesotans get taxed to death already. It is no secret that losers from all over the country move to Mn because of their way too generous welfare benefits.
This guy is a loser… poor Minnesota now has to try and find their way..
No, most adults on Medicaid are losers. His refusal to expand medicaid was a good thing.
All he did is put the budget short fall on the schools. Now his replacement gets do deal with it all. Now that he is done he says the budget shortfall would be a easy fix. If that is the case why didn’t he fix it while he was there?
You said it we didn’t it is a bunch of crap your run as governor is finally over and let me see what did you actually accompolish? Billion’s of $’s in debt, the Vikings are on the verge of leaving the state, and who knows what else will show up in the near future. And you have the audacity to say that you had a good run as governor. Am wondering what would qualify as being a not so successful term. I forgot let’s just blame it on the Legislature.
I live in Minnesota and just don’t understand why people think Pawlenty was a “bad” governor. No, I don’t think that everything he did was good, but if nothing else he should be remembered for trying to keep tax increases down (for those of you who can live with tax increases, please give me the name of your employer so I can apply for a job). We have had a tax and spend legislature running the state for 20 years (yes Mike, I’m putting alot of the blame on them). I don’t like that he postponed payments to schools and local governments, cut health services, and (oh no) said he wouldn’t support a public funded stadium for the Vikings. But in 2008 Minnesota was facing a $935 million budget deficit, and what did the DFL run legislature do? Approve a $1 billion dollar bonding bill to fund hockey arenas, local performing arts centers, light rail in the Twin Cities, improvements to a renaissance center, and the list goes on. Sorry folks, I don’t get it. I’m not against projects to improve our way of life, but that billion dollars could have been used to save our school and local government funding. Pawlenty tried to keep us from living outside our means. Like many family’s in today’s economy, you have to reign in spending to avoid foreclosure. And I think that’s what Pawlenty wanted to do. Giving up things you’re used to having is hard. It’s too bad he couldn’t please every one of his constituents (including me), but the needs of the many out way the needs of the few. I believe that in retrospect he’ll be viewed as a decent governor. President, now that’s a different story…….
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