Return a can, get a dime. Two DFLers ...

Return a can, get a dime. Two DFLers ask why not?

There are 135 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 8, 2011, titled Return a can, get a dime. Two DFLers ask why not?. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

When it comes to recycling bottles and cans, Minnesota pales in comparison with Iowa.

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Clem Kadiddlehopper

Saint Paul, MN

#122 Apr 11, 2011
Disgruntled Outstater wrote:
Go back to the old ways. The *distributor* charged a deposit of the REFILLABLE bottle. The vendor passed along this cost, but gave it back dollar for dollar on returns. The distributor did the same.
Brown glass beer bottles we returned regardless of brand because they were all the same.
That gets pop and beer out of a can and back into glass.
Having a third party collect and reimburse the consume for the empties is a joke. How much money will need to be siphoned off to pay for the bureaucracy? Done this way, it sounds like a tax to me.
BTW -- one word: Ants.
BEES!!

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#123 Apr 11, 2011
Clem Kadiddlehopper wrote:
<quoted text>My sister lives in Michigan, knocks off a twelve pack every two days, puts cans in box, brings to store, feeds them into crusher machine, gets receipt, when she checks out the deposit is refunded. If the crusher is on the blink there is a big bin sitting there and you are encouraged to throw your cans into it, then bagger boy takes them to the back of the store, where a crusher gets the free cans.
Obviously, no mere Minnesotan is up to THAT sort of onerous task.

Kill the Bill!!

(:
LeDumbo

Saint Paul, MN

#124 Apr 11, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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Obviously, no mere Minnesotan is up to THAT sort of onerous task.
Kill the Bill!!
(:
It would be nice if we could get a dime from someone for two DFL'ers.......

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#125 Apr 12, 2011
LeDumbo wrote:
<quoted text>It would be nice if we could get a dime from someone for two DFL'ers.......
Sorry, there is no way that you can bribe our good DFL office-holders. They lack Republican ethics.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#126 Apr 12, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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Sorry, there is no way that you can bribe our good DFL office-holders. They lack Republican ethics.
Here is a page out of your best friends play book, Toy Poodle!

Smith: We’ve seen this play before
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 1:49PM
ST. PAUL – House Republican Deputy Minority Leader Steve Smith, Mound, today criticized Democrats for ramming a health care finance bill through the committee process, pushing the bill through in less than 48 hours. With Tuesday’s Health Care Finance hearing having finished at 1 am Wednesday morning, the bill was back in the full Finance Committee at 8:30 a.m.

“They are jamming this bill through so fast that nonpartisan staff hasn’t even had time to prepare a summary of what’s in the bill,” Smith said Wednesday morning.“I guess they’re operating under the Pelosi principle of we’ll have to pass it so we can find out what’s in it.”

After originally indicating the health and human services bill would be unveiled in the first week of April, Democrats postponed the bill “indefinitely” while awaiting word of how much borrowed money the federal government would send to Minnesota. It wasn’t until mid-day on Monday, April 26 that the public got its first look at the bill and Democrats intend to push it through the committee process early Wednesday, April 28.

“I feel like we’ve seen this play before, except this time it’s directed by the legislative team of Kelliher-Pogemiller instead of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid,” Smith said.

In addition to the clouded process, Smith said that what legislators have been able to learn about the bill isn’t good. One budget-busting provision would enroll Minnesota in Obamacare provisions not intended to go into effect until 2014. Smith, however, pointed out that early enrollment would cost Minnesota taxpayers $1 billion while the state already faces a $5.4 billion long-term deficit. Furthermore, Smith said the fund Democrats hope to find the money for this cost will be bankrupt.

“That’s like writing a $2,000 check knowing that you are already overdrawn. Only Democrats would find that to be an acceptable way to run government, and ultimately it’s taxpayers who lose.”

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#127 Apr 12, 2011
Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
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Here is a page out of your best friends play book, Toy Poodle!...
Please explain to us just how referring to another poster as a "Toy Poodle" is NOT an ad hominem put-down.

Go ahead -- justify this. We are waiting.

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#128 Apr 12, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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Sorry, there is no way that you can bribe our good DFL office-holders. They lack Republican ethics.
other then these democrats.

http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Scandals.htm
Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#129 Apr 12, 2011
jw in the grove wrote:
<quoted text>other then these democrats.
http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Scandals.htm
Madman will be consistent here....

He will not respond to any uncomfortable truth....or respond to anything unless it provides him an oppurtunity to give a snarky response.

Interesting list....somehow it seems that many people listed just didn't make it in the news cycle?
Not like the toe tapper that every Leftist spouts about whenever one of their own is caught doing something much more heinous.
mark

Saint Paul, MN

#130 Apr 12, 2011
Continence wrote:
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Madman will be consistent here....
He will not respond to any uncomfortable truth....or respond to anything unless it provides him an oppurtunity to give a snarky response.
Interesting list....somehow it seems that many people listed just didn't make it in the news cycle?
Not like the toe tapper that every Leftist spouts about whenever one of their own is caught doing something much more heinous.
He may not be consistent,but at least your Continence!
Robert Thorn

Saint Paul, MN

#131 Apr 12, 2011
This story does not say where the containers would be redeemed. If they are to be redeemed at retail stores, there needs to be a portion of the deposit that the retailer keeps to compensate them for their increased costs.

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#132 Apr 13, 2011
jw in the grove wrote:
<quoted text>other then these democrats.
http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Scandals.htm
Leading off with the infamous Clinton scandal. Other than no sense of humor, the thing that makes republicans insufferable is the phoney baloney morality.$1.50 gas, thriving economy and many more advantages pre "W". I would gladly hose down the Oval Office once a year to have that back.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#133 Apr 13, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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Please explain to us just how referring to another poster as a "Toy Poodle" is NOT an ad hominem put-down.
Go ahead -- justify this. We are waiting.
What? Who died and put you in charge?

I don't have to either explain or justify anything, especially to a sanctimonious Toy Poodle.

And who is the "we" that is waiting?

You, Le Jumbo and your frothing "hate America" "tax the rich" friends?

You can wait.

And wait a LONG time.
bad idea

Burnsville, MN

#134 Apr 13, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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You are correct that I have not worked in the retail grocery area, so lack direct in-store experience of dealing with the returned bottles. However, my point is that everyone accepted this practice for DECADES; no one cried "Socialism!"
My question is: why is a practice that was ubiquitous and as common-sense as placing the ice cream in freezer sections NOW vilified as a Radical Leftist Intervention in The Right To Litter? Is that really a right worth protecting?
no, we cried stupid. those of us in the business hated it. I'm not screaming socialism. I'm screaming, I'm not a trash hauler. I'm a grocery store manager.
bad idea

Burnsville, MN

#135 Apr 13, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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Sorry, there is no way that you can bribe our good DFL office-holders. They lack Republican ethics.
Have you ever heard of Tammany Hall? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammany_Hall
Democrat controlled cesspool.
2V2V2V

Saint Paul, MN

#136 May 14, 2011
joe wrote:
I'm sorry.
I'm the idiot.
Bare with me please. Third grade was tough.
and someday you will graduate from fourth.....

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