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Friday, July 1, 2011

Minnesota Socialist Style

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Well I thought I would be able to celebrate this 4th of July remembering all the liberty we have and the freedom that we never take for granted, or do we? It seems that our votes don't count anymore here in Minnesota. We have judges that have taken that away from us.

The State of Minnesota is shutting down because of the people we elected to keep it running, but what has happened is that they can't seem to get it together and work things out. So what happens? The Courts of Minnesota have taken up the cause of running this State, not the people we elected, the Governor nope, State Senators nope, State Legislators nope, a Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz will be running the State of Minnesota!
This should make you mad as HELL!  Be it at Democrat, Republican, or Independent they all need to step up and do the dam job they were elected to do!  I feel like I am living in a Socialist State when one Judge is making choices that others should have done!

It amazes me that people are fighting and blaming one party or another, but fail to see that their rights as Americans are being taken away and we are not doing anything about it! We (you) should be so pissed off at our system that you pick up the phone and call Mark Dayton I would call him the Governor but I feel that is a title that should be earned.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

State Sen. Terri Bonoff Democrat District 43 from Lake Minnetonka Wants Jesus Out of Senate Prayers!

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State Sen. Terri Bonoff has come out to say that she wants Jesus out of the Minnesota Senate Prayer.  When I was reading this I could not feel anything but anger at her.  For too long people like her have tried to take our right to prayer out of our schools and now she has moved to take the word Jesus out of our State Capitol. 

            We sent Sen. Bonoff an email to interview her, or get her comments on this but have not heard back from her or her staff.  We are wondering why such a simple name could give her such a pain that she would want it removed from prayer.  She is Jewish and is well aware of what the name Jesus means to her. 

            The name “Jesus” in her own words makes her feel uncomfortable.  How could one mans name make a person feel so uncomfortable that they would want to have it removed from prayers?  I got to thinking how I would feel if a group wanted to use their right as Americans to pray and what I would do.  I would leave the room if the prayers or the person whom they were praying to.  That’s it in a nut shell, just leave the room and go do my own thing.  This self righteous Senator wants to force her views on religion and the state down our throats with out a fight.  Thinking all along that we would lay down and let her take our right as Americans to pray.

            The last time I checked Senator, the United States Constitution gives us that right, and no one will take that right away from us.  Could we Senator use another name in place of Jesus?  How about Buddha or Mohamed? Or would those names make you feel uncomfortable?  If a Rabbi would come and pray would that be ok in your book?

            I am a big believer in ones right to pray, and believe that the state has already taken many of our religious and personal rights away over the past 25 years.  But Sen. Bonoff has gone too far in taking more of these rights away because one mans name makes her feel uncomfortable.

            Sen. Bonoff do you want to know what makes us feel uncomfortable?  People unable to find work, taxes going up, State Senators thinking of funding a stadium as our roads get more and more pot holes, our homes in foreclosure, Minnesota school children failing, but the schools want more money!  These are just a few of the things that make us uncomfortable.

            How about stop caring about what’s important to you and take care of the voters who put you in office!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The State Union Workers in Minnesota Stealing From Taxpayers

My site was nominated for Best Political Blog!With all the Union rallies going on in Wisconsin we need to look at what the State Union Workers are doing to the tax payers in Minnesota and what they consider fair.
            Lets take a look at what mape.org Minnesota Association Of Professional Employees wrote in their website today Tuesday February 22, 2011
                Schools are closed. Workers, high school and college students, community members, religious groups and concerned citizens have dropped their daily lives to rally against Gov. Scott Walker’s Draconian attacks on middle-class jobs and his proposal to strip Wisconsin teachers, nurses, social workers and other public employees of their collective bargaining rights
                Let’s read what they are saying. 
We the Union are having our teachers call in sick and having Doctors give them fake sick notes.  We are telling you this because even thought you the voters of Wisconsin elected a new Governor and Senators to clean up the waste, we think you the voters are wrong and we are going to do everything we can to take your votes and throw them in the trash.  We don’t care about the financial mess that both parties got us into and we just want more money.
The Unions in Wisconsin are right now paying nothing into their retirement and not a dime into their healthcare.  How about the private workers? They are paying about 25% into their healthcare and retirement, which is not right.  But still the unions want more of the tax dollars.
Gov. Walker’s proposal would require government employees to contribute 5.8 percent of their wages to their pensions and 12.6 percent toward health care costs. Both figures are still quite generous; on average, private sector workers pay about twice that. Those add up to a combined pay cut of 7 to 11 percent. This is a small price to pay to bring the budget back in order.
Government Unions make 32% higher income than their private counterpart, so with the cut that is being asked of the unions they still come out ahead.
People are also learning that, nationwide, unionize government workers have 31 percent higher salaries than non-unionized government workers and receive 68 percent more in benefits. Even with an 11-percent benefit cut, the unionized portion of Wisconsin’s government workforce would still cost more for taxpayers to maintain than in other states.
             Last year KSTP did a story on the City of St Paul workers and the work they did.  The work consisted of going on long breaks and milking the clock.  The were unions milking the tax payers (your money) If this was done in the private sector these workers would have been fired on the spot.
            Last year in Minnesota we had a nurses strike that the union said was about the patients. How strange it was when the union got their money, not another word about the patients.
            When illegal immigrants were caught by ICE last fall in St. Paul the union was right there to fight for their rights.  What they did was sell out on the American worker.
            When Detroit was having financial problems and went to the unions for concessions, the unions would not budge.  Now Detroit has an 18% unemployment rate thanks to the unions.
So this is what is coming to the Minnesota taxpayers, get ready to open your wallets to help pay all the healthcare costs for Government Unions while you struggle to pay for a Doctors visit for yourself or your child.
The unions had their time and they did a great job in helping the workers of America.  But the Unions have sold out to the dollar and the turned their back on the American workers.  The Unions have turned from shaking your hand to giving you and the American public a shake down of our wallets.
Again if you know of any tax waste please email us at mark@mntaxwaste.com



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Part 2 Level 2 Sex Offenders and Rep. Tony Cornish, a Republican from Lake Crystal MN

My site was nominated for Best Political Blog!Sometimes we see something that an elected official says and we take a shot at him or her because we think it’s a waste of your money.  We did that last week with Rep. Tony Cornish and after a few emails back and forth, we came to the understanding he is a straight shooter when it comes to common sense.
            We still disagree with him on how he wants to spend your Tax Dollars on Level 2 Sex Offenders, but sometimes we need to see beyond that to see what else a person brings to the table. 
            Rep. Tony Cornish answered our questions without spin, and without a I will get back to you later answer.  We have to say he caught us with a left hook on his answers and not only knock me out but a few others here as well.
Here are our questions and his answers.
  • How do you want to help business in Minnesota? IE. Taxes
    • Lower em
  • What do you want to do about the Illegal Immigration problem in Minnesota?
    • Enforce em and stop em
  • What do you want to do about people that take advantage of our Welfare System? IE.  Do you think there should be a time limit on childless adults  who are able to work but get welfare for 5 years plus.
    • Yes
            We have sent out many emails to our Minnesota elected officials, and only once have we gotten a straight answer from them.   We also know most people would like an answer with some kind of plan attached to it.  We will try to see if we can get more from Rep. Cornish, but we are impressed by what we have gotten today from him.
           
            Remember if you see tax waste in your city, county, or municipalities please email us, you don’t even have to include your name.  mark@mntaxwaste.com


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Cornish Wants Level 2 Sex Offenders Listed Online The Cost!! $200,000.00 plus


With over 200 Level Three Sex Offenders on the Minnesota Dept of Corrections Web Site, Rep. Tony Cornish, a Republican and the Lake Crystal police Chief wants to add more than 1200 new people to the list.  The cost of this would be around $250,000.00 to start and more than likely hit around $750,000.00 in just a few years.
This is no more than a political move, it’s a scare tactic used by politicians when they are running for office or need something to show them in a good public view.  We sent Rep. Cornish an email asking him the real cost and why is he doing this.  We have not received an answer, and we don’t expect one.  To put these offenders on a web site is not just paying a person to sit there and type names.  It would involve hundreds of State and Local employees.  Most Police Departments are working on small budgets, but we are sure Rep Cornish would not mind taking more of your money to pay them
This is just one of those many State politicians who are not in it for the job of representing the people, but a politician who runs on W.I.F.M.  What’s In It For Me.
 
Rep Cornish,
We are wondering what you are really doing for the voters of Minnesota? What are you doing to bring jobs to Minnesota?  What are you doing about the growing Illegal Immigration problem in Minnesota?  What are you doing about Taxes in Minnesota?  What are you doing to bring business to Minnesota?  What are you doing about Education in Minnesota?
The Minnesota Dept of Corrections is doing a good job, please do yours.  That job is to help us in this horrible economy not to think you can scare us.  We are scared enough about where our next check is coming from and how we are going to feed our family.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

My site was nominated for Best Political Blog!         It seems that there are so many things we don't need in Minnesota and as I was going over the news this morning I came across all of these items.  I ask you do we as taxpayers need any of these or more important need to have OUR money spent on them.
      In the current budget that ends June 30, 2011, this bill gives the Minnesota Management and Budget commissioner the directive to reduce state agency spending by $200 million to prevent a “Christmas in June” for agencies that spend excess money in order to protect their total level of funding.     
     What that means is these State Agencies are going to spend more to get more.  Yes they are going to spend more of OUR money so they can get more of OUR money!!  Sounds like BS to me                        

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

            As I sat back and heard our Presidents speech last night I was really taken back by what he had to say.  He came across as sincere, honest and forthright to me.  Just about everything he said I agreed with, the anger, name calling, killings just made sense to me. 
                         I took a good hard look at that this morning, as I was reading the comments on WCCO, Fox, Star and Tribune, CNN, and KSTP.  I looked at what people were writing and what I have written in the past.  I was not that person who I thought I was, I was also writing the name calling and we are better than you crap just as I saw from the others.
            I went to my email and it was full of the same kind of hate and disgust for my fellow Americans.  My first email was from the American Tea Party asking me to call Michelle Bachmann and tell her she does not speak for the Tea Party?  I sent them an email back to take me off their list.  My second was from the Minnesota GOP telling me how wrong and evil President Obama is.  My third was from the Minnesota DFL telling me to support our President on all fronts, and not the Minnesota GOP.  I also sent them emails to take me off their lists.
     Yes we need to watch where our money goes, and cut back on the spending.  I think all parties would agree to that, but this hatred for each other has to stop.
If there is one wonderful thing that I got out of the Presidents speech last night it was we need to come together.  We need to some how come together and work this out, or we will fail as America, not Americans but America.  Our great country will go down in the history books as not the Great Society, but as the Worst Society.
We as a country have come so far where only white men ruled to a place where anyone can become President.  We came from working the ground with a horse to feeding the world.  We came from having a wagon train on the Nebraska fields to putting a man on the moon.  We came from hitting the beaches of France to helping the survivors of an earthquake in Haiti.
We have done so much when we come together, and yet we push each other away when it comes to helping this country grow as a nation.
I can’t set here and not wonder what our founding fathers would think of us at this point in our history.  Do they look at us as little children crying for what’s in it for me? or do they look at us as failures for what we have become.  Ether choice I am not proud to be part of, but I have been both.
When I was a child growing up in St Paul my father always told me people have something to say and it’s important to hear them, today I think I really heard him.
I don’t know where to start, but I do know this.  I will listen more to what others have to say, and I don’t mean just glance over it but to take it to heart as what my fellow Americans mean.