by Worthington Daily Globe
February 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
After listening to Gov. Mark Dayton’s State of the State Address on Feb. 6, I was disappointed with the governor’s partisan tone and continued tax-and-spend message. Continue Reading
Tags: dayton, Legislature, letters, Minnesota, Opinion, Politics, schomacker 13 Comments »
So………let me get this straight, Senator,….you disagree with the Governor except for the areas in which you agree, (Agriculture). So what’s new??? Gov Dayton won election because a larger number of Minnesotans believed he was closer to their viewpoints. I’m not saying this was everyone, just a majority. It would appear that if you want to truely demonstrate your skills as a representative of a largely more conservative district, you might want to look at compromising for benefit of your constituants.
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Dayton got less than 50% of the vote, not a majority. The democrats control the state legislature. Everything will be their way, there will be no compromise.
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No one is talking about more than 50%. A majority, in this case, is getting MORE votes than the other candidate. See definition:
The greater number: “in the majority of cases”; “a majority decision”.
The number by which votes for one candidate in an election are more than those for all other candidates combined.
Mr. Phelps makes that clear. Not all that complicated.
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The majority wanted someone else.
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Well, maybe the majority didn’t get what they wanted, according to you! The election’s over, nevertheless. So, what do we do now? Do you continue to encourage your elected officials to obstruct, obfuscate, whine, stomp their feet, or lob grenades from the sidelines — so that nothing gets done (again)?
Or do you tell them to accept reality and get to work?
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I’d rather have them do nothing than break the people of Minnesota with their massive tax and spend schemes.
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Smartimus — I see you’ve read the Republican legislative playbook. You’re even able to regurgitate one of the catchphrases (“massive/huge tax and spend agenda/scheme”) over and over. However, your knowledge of how government is supposed to function is as thin as the playbook itself. But don’t let that stop you from running for office one day. You’ll get at least 30 votes, judging from the number of ‘thumbs up’.
Consider running. But not just yet. Wait until you grow up.
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I see you have nothing to say about the topic. “Breaking News” I’m not the topic.
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You’re right. You’re not the topic. But you consider yourself quite the expert, all the while spouting Republican talking points. I would hardly call that having an original thought.
I’ve shared my opinions on the topic, so can’t be accused of having “nothing to say”.
We’ll look for your name in the primaries in 2 years’ time.
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If I were only to spout democrat talking points I could be part of the noble intelligent tax and spend club. No thanks.
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I’m certain there are a good number of Schomacker’s constituents who are “disappointed” in HIS “tone and partisan message.”
I suggest he stop wasting time writing these pointless letters to the editor. They do nothing more than to reinforce his “sore loser” attitude. As Mr. Phelps points out, Schomacker needs to get to work representing the people who sent him to St Paul in the first place.
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Dayton’s huge tax and spend agenda will be a disappointment to everyone except the leeches.
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Smartimus, you hit the nail on the head……so true…..
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