There’s nothing but headlines about the Vikings stadium construction and its SEEK AND DESTROY BIRD ERADICATION glass, but has anyone bothered to ask the DFL Senate of their new glassy exterior Senatorial Taj Ma Baak going to use bird friendly glass?
Mark Dayton and the DFL have made good on one of their (secret) campaign promises. They have successfully unionized home health care workers”. The name of the companies that the these new union members have organized against remains to be seen. But Dayton’s election machine called SEIU now has almost 27,000 new dues paying members.
But let’s analyze the results because the media loves to talk about low turnout in Republican Primaries.
Of the 5872 votes cast, 60% did vote to unionize. But of the eligible voters only 13% wanted to unionize. Only 21.7% bothered to vote. Yep, that’s right, no threshold was required to decide the fate of 27,000 people.
Yes, forced unionization is determined by those who show up, but this just highlights how political this entire payback to a DFL special interest group was.
SEIU gets 27,000 new dues paying members. That’s a huge addition to the DFL election machine’s war chest and a sad state of how our Republic is run.
If anyone in the media or DFL ever complain about a Republican Governor giving a campaign speech anywhere in the Capital or in the State of the Union again, I’m going to blow a gasket after this piece of work from Mark Dayton last night. This was a campaign speech and Republicans should demand equal time from all media outlets who dutifully covered the DFL’s campaign agenda.
The State of the State speech is meant to lay out the goals for the session. Dayton could have submitted his goals for the 2014 session in writing or maybe that lady he doesn’t talk to could have read it for him. But no, he waited until the session was over. Til it was too late to actually accomplish anything, to lay out what exactly he does want.
And oh, forget the fact that the things that Minnesotans really want, like mining jobs, less red tape, and less camel’s nose under the tent Government intrusion, no, he left that out.
Its maddening that the media in this state attacks any Republican standing up for the shared principles of the hard working men and women of Minnesota, but allows these blunder head radicals to walk around preaching socialism with a straight face.
After the utter incompetence and bald faced lies of Governor Dayton and the DFLers running MNSure was exposed over the weekend, they were desperate for something to distract Minnesotans with. Hey, why not a billion tax on employers and kick back to their union buds?
Tied to inflation of course so they never have to actually vote for socialism again.
It is quite astonishing the scope of the coverup of the DFL’s mishandling of MNSure and the Obamacare rollout in Minnesota.
The economic impacts of the DFLs two years of unaccountability and Marxist agenda will be felt for a long long time.
This minimum wage increase is simply another form of redistribution. They don’t care about any of the ramifications.
Its a sad day for Minnesota and the Republic that these wolves are guarding the hen house and no one seems willing to shine a light on their corruptive abuses of power and disrespect for the citizens of Minnesota.
A pair of House proposals is being released to spend a combined $975 million on public works construction projects.
Rather than putting everything into one bill, House Capital Investment Committee Chairwoman Alice Hausman says she’ll introduce two on Tuesday. She says one will contain $850 million worth of proposed borrowing and the other will have $125 million in projects that would be paid in cash.
It’s an unusual tact, but one spurred on in part by the state’s surplus. Lawmakers plan to pay cash for some things to save on interest costs.
There’s also political intrigue. Borrowing bills require three-fifths majorities to pass. A cash bill would require only a simple majority.
By Capital Investment, DFLers mean, making sure their special interests get all the kick backs so they will work for Democrats to maintain control of the Capital.
Nancy Pelosi and a few big thinking donors could save the Senate, pick up seats in the House, generate hundreds of millions of dollars of earned media for a progressive economic agenda, and fundamentally re-shape the national political narrative. But only if they move fast enough to seize the best investment opportunity in the political marketplace before it’s too late.
Jump to the story in Huffington Post describing just how easy it is for Democrats to call in the uber rich donors.
Pelosi — and maybe only Pelosi — can close the funding for this critical investment. In addition to being the highest-ranking female political leader in U.S. history; Pelosi is also one of the best fund raisers in the country. Better yet, her San Francisco district puts her smack in the middle of a Silicon Valley culture that understands thinking big and moving fast. The kind of money needed for the ballot initiative can’t be raised in $50-100K checks. There isn’t enough time. Instead a few savvy political investors — ones who are smart enough to recognize the unique leverage of this specific initiative and gutsy enough to be decisive — need to pull out their seven figure checkbooks.
The media narrative that the Republicans are the party of the rich is hogwash. Its time to remind Minnesota voters that a vote for any DFLer running for Congress is a vote for the radical Nancy Pelosi and her friends who like to buy elections and power with their “seven figure checkbooks”.
MNsure failures in Ramsey County: Where’s Otto?
An exclusive report by KSTP-TV about the continuing failures of the MNsure computer system and its impact on Ramsey County Financial Assistance Services and its applicants is disturbing and disappointing and has Minnesotans asking, “Where’s Otto?”
The Minnesota State Auditor has one primary job: keep a watchful eye on how $20 billion paid by hard working Minnesotans is spent at all levels of local government, including Ramsey County.
This oversight is critical to ensure the money taken from everyday folks is doing what it is supposed to do and is not misused or wasted.
Without explanation, current State Auditor Rebecca Otto has simply ignored the millions of dollars spent bycounty officials on MNSure, expenditures that all parties now admit have not produced anything near the intended value or results. Whether Otto’s refusal to monitor our resources is a result of a lack of experience or familiarity with the Auditor’s responsibilities, or because she is giving a pass to the people who fund her campaign, we know the lack of an oversight plan from the Auditor has hurt those the program was supposed to help. In the face of these problems, taxpayers and the uninsured have a right to ask, “Where’s Otto?”
Minnesota Deserves Better
State Auditor Candidate Randy Gilbert has been a practicing auditor in the private sector his entire career. He has also served the public as a three-term mayor of Long Lake – the sort of local government that the Auditor reviews for financial soundness. As Auditor, Randy knows an audit in the per-implementation phase may have prevented the chaos now facing Ramsey County and other counties across the state with implementing MNSure.
It isn’t often that the challenger in a race for office is more experienced – both inside and outside of government – than the incumbent. Yet in the race to maintain the fiscal integrity of Minnesota’s state and local government, only Randy Gilbert has the knowledge, experience, and independence to provide all Minnesotans the performance they deserve from their State Auditor.
We know every dollar wasted on a poorly run system is a dollar that could educate our youth, help those with real need, or provide tax relief to everyday Minnesotans. Disappointingly, the number of dollars wasted on a poorly run MNSure program with no oversight by the current State Auditor has grown to unprecedented levels.
So, the next time you see a story about the continuing failures of and resources wasted on MNSure across the state, ask yourself, “Where’s Otto?”
I’m not so sure MNGOP Delegates are so receptive to the idea of the RGA handpicking our Governor candidate.
The fact is that Dayton is weak. He (or rather his ex-wife) bought the DFL control of the Legislature and they used that power to railroad their radical and destructive “progressive” agenda through. It was mired with mistakes and unintended consequences because Dayton and Democrats’ goals didn’t have to go through the normal deliberative process and scrutiny.
MNSure is the perfect example. Everyone knew it was going to fail, but they did it anyways.
There is no better poster child for an incompetent Democrat Governor then Mark Dayton, to imply that the Republican Governor’s Association is only going to take advantage of that if Scott Honour is the Republican candidate is just plain silly.