Jobs key, but Minnesota gubernatorial candidates differ on creating...

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Minnesota's three leading candidates for governor outlined competing visions for how to create jobs during a debate here Tuesday before some of the state's business leaders.

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TOM

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Emmer sounds like Pawlenty lite...Horner has no clue...and Dayton lacks charm...wheres a Wendall Anderson when we need one...hell even a Arnie Carlson sounds good...

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Dayton's plan creates workers, not jobs. Better education for all simply creates a more well educated unemployed class.

We need to create a product that we sell to people somewhere else.
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Liberals don't create jobs.

It's against their Marxist socialist pinko commie tree hugger rainbow warrior fur coat trashing tax and spend religion.

Duh. I thought everyone knew that.
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Dayton's plan to fix the budget shortfall - posted on his website - is still more than 600 million dollars short. Where does he get the additional dollars to spend on education?
Dayton

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Dayton has the best plan to create jobs. Raising taxes will always create more jobs. There are those out there that demand more freedom, well democrats believe in fairness over freedom. We need more government control over our lives and that's what Dayton gives us. Vote for Dayton in November.
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Has Dayton lost his mind? Spend more on education? We spend way too much as it is today and are actually over-educated, yes we have too much education. When I say that I'm talking about economics. Education across the board only goes so far. There is no reason to have a masters or doctorate degree if you're working at McDonalds or plan to remain an at home parent for instance. Does our education system need repair, yes, but spending more is clearly not the solution nor is it something we can afford.
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Dayton lost his mind years ago. Public education is Minnesota is a failure. Private schools do a better job at a much lower cost. Why? All we ever hear is that more money will solve the problem. The only solution is school vouchers to make public education have to compete to survive. Administrators and teachers have gotten fat and lazy on our tax dollars. They should try to find a job in the real world. They would see how pampered they have it.
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The legislature is controlled by left wing socialists. We need to find the most right wing conservative to try to balance their fanaticism.

Emmer is a commonsense moderate but he'll do.
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tww wrote:
Dayton lost his mind years ago. Public education is Minnesota is a failure. Private schools do a better job at a much lower cost. Why? All we ever hear is that more money will solve the problem. The only solution is school vouchers to make public education have to compete to survive. Administrators and teachers have gotten fat and lazy on our tax dollars. They should try to find a job in the real world. They would see how pampered they have it.
WHO OWNS THE DFL?

Education Minnesota ---

http://www.cfboard.state.mn.us/lobby/adetail/...



the teacher's union, that's who. If you needed final confirmation, this past Aprol at the legislature proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

During a joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees, the president of Education Minnesota was given a seat at the table where only legislators and staff are to sit.

The president of the union, who is also a registered lobbyist, had no business sitting at a table reserved only for legislators. It is unprecedented to see such a move and it only confirmed in the eyes of the public that Education Minnesota is a powerful voice in the DFL party.

The seating of the union president was so troubling that state Representative Marty Seifert moved to amend the permanent House rules to prevent lobbyists from sitting at committee hearing tables in the future.

The DFL was shamed into agreeing nearly unanimously with the motion.
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Fools have to be stopped and the foolish have to realize that tax and spend will only drag Minnesota further down the rat hole of no recovery. The foolish have to stop voting for the liberal fools that want to tax and spend. At some point in time there has to be some one bright enough to be able to put together a state budget without increasing taxes and stick to it, Dayton and his liberal following have demonstrated time and again they lack the intelligence to do that. If the Minnesota voters vote in Democratic liberals to lead this state for another four years, it is all over.
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Bottom line, when America was first formed, did it look more like the Republican vision or the Democratic vision?

Now, look at collapsing empires through history, did they look more like the Republican vision or the Democratic one?

Strong government control = less liberty

That is a fact that cannot be disputed.

If Emmer is going to dismantle government to a reasonable level and reach then giddy-up...he has my vote.
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What a joke. Dayton create jobs. Your day-dreaming even thinking of him doing that. He's nothing but a has-been in the past and no help to the people of this state. If you push the lever and vote for this has-been it will be like pushing down the lever on a toilet and watch this state go further down the drain. The only ones who would benefit with him at the capitol would be the unions. He just wants to add another title to the family name. We need someone who will lead this state not sink it. Wake up people, vote for one who is going to lead not destroy us.

“I am always right.”

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The reason we have been blessed in the State of Minnesota with so many large corporations and diversified industries employing people here is that we have an educated work force.

The only candidate to address this issue is Mr. Dayton. This is why he will be our next Governor. He is the man with the vision for our state's future.

Under Mr. Dayton, we will welcome all people and make Minnesota known through out the world as a place that you can get a great education. This will cause expansion of the companies here already, and a huge influx of new corporations and jobs. It is a win for everyone.
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Mark Dayton is the last thing Minnesota needs. Please vote Emmer.
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I love how Dayton is advocating raising tax on the rich while he keeps his trust fund in South Dakota to avoid the punishing high tax rates here in Minnesota.

When is somebody going to ask him about that?

Also if more money for schools is so important why does 85% of education spending go to lavish salaries and benefits for teachers? It's not about the kids it's about a fat and lazy protected group of incompetent teachers.

Oh yeah, also will Dayton promise not to bailout the Teachers Pension Fund which is currently about 50% in the Red? Who will bailout my under funded 401K and IRA? Why should we bail them out while we in the private sector suffered loses also?
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Okay commonsense should prevail here, but apparently our elected officials haven't any. Throwing more money at an education system that is seriously flawed is not the answer, how about we fix it first. Then if you want unemployment to drop and companies to start hiring again you can't tax them to death. We need the lobbyists out of the capital - the legislators are suppose to be there to represent the people - NOT special interests.
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Emmer's jobs plans - cut the income of the lowest paid among us.

Brilliant, Tom! They'll love you in rural MN.
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Gramps wrote:
What a joke. Dayton create jobs.
His family founded a company which now has 350,000 employees and has been integral in developing the high quality of life in this state - economically and culturally.

Too bad you don't notice or appreciate why things are the way they are.
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Intelligent Adult wrote:
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His family founded a company which now has 350,000 employees and has been integral in developing the high quality of life in this state - economically and culturally.
Too bad you don't notice or appreciate why things are the way they are.
His family created something decades ago and now mark deserves a legacy vote? You sound like another doltish, koolaid drinking liberal; america the great! The guy has never held a real job in his life, has a chemical dependancy issues, was named the worst senator by newsweek...and now he's suddenly been transformed into a suitable candidate for govenor? Truly, what color is the sky in your world?

BTW: I won't mention irish, she's off the wagon again...
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Spending money on public education creates jobs? yeah, in education. That's kind of an interesting "trickle-up" theory. Its results would be long term at best and somewhat immeasurable at the least. It always seems that the Dems like to "invest" money where the results can't be tracked very well. I guess it reduces accountability if it doesn't work.

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