by West Central Tribune
July 7, 2011 at 10:19 am in West Central Tribune
ST. PAUL Minnesota is seeing its credit rating slip over budget problems that have led to the state’s week-old government shutdown.
Tags: Budget, credit, Politics, rating, shutdown, state, updates 28 Comments »
Well, as long as it doesn’t effect the wealthiest Minnesotans, just cities, schools etc… Nice job tpartee
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Had we Minnesotans only elected another Governor LIke Gov. Tim P. instead of gov moneybags dayton * all news photos of him seem to tell us HE is not up to it* We Minnesotans would still have a AAA+ rate. Men like Gov.Tim are what makes our State strong, He will do the same for U.S.A. that is if we can stop of ruination of our Country by generalissimo ‘the duce’, aka ‘the dicator’ prez b o . The news of the DAY from Wash. D. C. is that prez b o DEMANDS that our Country , right now, starts to PRINT more money, so that HE can give and spend more money in the right places and time frame for help in HIS relection campaign in 2012. I feel HE is starting a bit early, but being as far behind as HE is, no wonder HE is out on the STUMP , instead of taking care of OUR Business. .
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You gotta be kidding! Another Gov like the guy who shifted us into a false balanced budget the last few years! However, we certainly can all take the blame for this mess – the voters are getting the legislators they deserve – inexperienced.
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Nora posted “However, we certainly can all take the blame for this mess â€“ the voters are getting the legislators they deserve â€“ inexperienced.” Especially the voters of the minority who gave us the Governor we don’t deserve – inexperienced, might add, incompetent.
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You’re better than that bobk -
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Eddie, Harold, Raymond, another paraprosdokian statement for you,. “I’d love to agree with you, but then we would all be wrong WRONG.”
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Edward are you dense or just mis-informed? Pawlenty was in charge the last 6yrs or more. All he did was kick the can down the road instead of dealing with the budget woes that just ballooned to 5B dollars. Dayton became Gov in Jan, so tell me Edward how is he responsible for this economic failure of state gov? The Gov has tried to work with the GOP yet they stand fast on not only the tax breaks for the wealthy but for the cuts that will hurt many people who need the programs the state, counties and cities offer. One of their stupid and ignorant proposals is ID’s for voters. Excuse me, to vote you need an ID in the first place so what does this have to do with our budget woes? The GOP was in control of this office for how many years now, then all of a sudden we have a DFL gov and they are acting like children who want to hold on to their candy. Give me a break. The GOP are the ones hurting the state, and Pawlenty is responsible for the financial economic disaster and the bond rating, yet now he is running for president. I am confused, but I am confident that he is not going to fair very well in his run for President, seeing the mess he left in Minnesota, and rightfully so.
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Harold is nothing more than a third-rate clown.
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Randy, after several days of you calling Edward stupid, leader of the senile folks, and now a third rate clown, I can only say it takes one to know one. At your age, that should be infantile , not senile. ;<)
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Nanabooboo, bobk? Honestly, Randy must be like most of us – totally exhausted by eddie’s nonsense. He’ll take the opposing position of any democrat, even when it contradicts things he’s said in the past!
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r o don’t know if I should thank you or not for , telling folks about a clown, all it does for me is remind me about all the Americans since nov 08 saying or calling generalissimo ‘the duce’ aka ‘the dictator’ the biggest clown we Americans have ever had for a President. R.O. You do notice I hope that when HE is called a CLOWN all HE does is smile from ear to ear.. Good trade-mark of a Clown, isn’t it R.O.?
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Well, Eds, his is a real ear to ear grin, and it comes from reading the kind of tripe you and your ilk put out. Yours is just painted on, right?
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j d , only in your DFL la la land can you dream.**that Tim P was in charge*** FYI in Tims day the TWO majority leaders, DFLer pogemiller and DFLer kelliher where the ones that destroyed our way of life. Those TWO not Tim were the only ones that could write Bills that could spend money, NOT TIM. The DFLers owned the Senate for over 40 years and the House ownership a little less. All these DFLers Majority owners could think of doing for all those years is TAX and SPEND. Sort of the same in Wash D.C. when the DEMOCRATS owned not only both houses but the president too.. NOW this bunch wants to print more money. IF and WHEN gov moneybags gets wind of generalissimo ‘the duce’ aka ‘the dictator’ prez b o , moneybags dayton too, will want us Minnesotans to PRINT more money for him to spend. . All we can hope and pray for is that gov moneybags sees the light** gets WELL*** and works with the 5 millions Minnesotans that are hurting something terrible from his mis-management.. WE can not wait for prez b o to send us newly printed money to bail us out. Too Lateeeee
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Uh, Eddie….there is no mint in Minnesota. All we print here are those coupons you get in the Sunday paper.
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Let’s try to make some sense of that, E/H.
When Pawlenty was governor, the legislature was Dem. controlled – and all the problems were the legislature’s fault – is that about right?
Now that Dayton is governor, the legislature is Rep. controlled – but this time around it’s the governor’s fault – correct?
So – no matter what, it’s always Democrat’s fault. Is that accurate?
Ok, ok – I’ll apologize for trying to find the sense in your thinking, E/H – sorry about that.
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We could use additional revenues – we need more taxpayers!
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I hope that’s not an antiabortion leadin.
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Taxes are not small businesses problem, lack of customers are the problem. No matter who does the hiring (public or private) – they get paid and they pay taxes and spend their money. Then small business needs to hire more employees to service more and more customers.
So yes, bobk, you are right, we need more taxpayers. We finally agree on something!
Instead of government “handouts” – put people to work on public projects…say on our crumbling infrastructure for instance.
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If a business is profitable and making money with fewer workers, just getting more productivity out of them – what incentive do they have to hire more people? You have to get real if you think a tax cut will spur them to hire more people. Why take the risk of having more employees (higher overhead) if it won’t lead to more profit? There is really quite little the government can do to promote more hiring.
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The government can help rural America remain liveable with programs such as Local Gov. Aid, keeping property taxes from getting out of whack in small towns with lower tax bases.
If we all move to the cities, build more schools and pave more road in the metro area while rural infrastructure crumbles – how efficient or smart is that ???????
R O you’re to young to know or understand,but I am NOT. FDR or his right hand person tried their best to pass a LAW that Uncle Sam would give each American $200 a month and they would have to spend it , or go to jail. They could not get it passed. He didn’t have the trillion dollars that prez b o had in HIS pocket that HE used to buy the one voted needed to pass Obamacare.
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Couldn’t find that anywhere in the New Deal. “spend it, or go to jail”? Interesting concept for the 1930′s.
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bac surely I am not calling your SIMPLE, you just don’t have the marbles to understand the start of the DFL here in Mn. The whole idea behind democrat prez FDR idea to give all a $200 a month spending money and forcing them to spend it was HIS way to get out of the depression, if people were to have saved it, in case things got worse, was not the idea HE had in MIND. That is why the DFL party is known as the tax and spend, or is it spend and then tax?
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What’s this, Ed? Personal attacks? Figured that name-calling would eventually be what you’d get around to….
No, Eddie, like I said, I looked over the entire New Deal, one and two, and didn’t find a single mention of any plan to give anyone $200, or to make them spend it in a month or go to jail. In the 30′s, $200 was one pile of money, and there wasn’t too many ways to go through that much. Especially in ’36 and ’37.
Certainly you remember being able to buy an new Ford for $600, a pair of bib overalls for 75 cents, etc?
What I did find was something called ‘corporate strikes’. In which big business refused to hire new workers or increase production, in retaliation for the WPA.
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Edward, you give bac too much credit. He is not willing to exchange ideas and grow in knowledge!
He uses the typical bully strategy of diminishing others by calling names without engaging in substantive conversation leading to solutions.
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And, Eds, if you ever want to shoot marbles, look me up.
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