Steve

Ely, MN

#42 Oct 25, 2010
Kim wrote:
Pat Anderson isn't about party, she is about Minnesotans!
That is exactly why I'm voting for Otto.
Dreamer

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Oct 26, 2010
democrats spend too much an they lie, cheat and steal votes.
Sandy Nienow

United States

#44 Oct 27, 2010
Pat Anderson did an excellent job in the past and with honesty. Otto has just got to go. She's the same old same old that's been running this state into the ground. It's time for sane, honest people in office.
Minnesota Faithful

Minneapolis, MN

#45 Oct 28, 2010
Incombent is collaborative, and that's key for this function of state government.
Minnesota Faithful

Minneapolis, MN

#46 Oct 28, 2010
Incumbent Otto performs her mission in a collaborative style. This is key for an auditing function, when you can uncover mistakes that were honestly made. People don't appreciate being attacked when their work is audited. But independent auditing is a good thing for accountability.
tresa

Chaska, MN

#47 Oct 28, 2010
Only real option
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#48 Oct 28, 2010
Not saying that Otto has done a bad job, just saying that I think it could be done better.
Mr Thorton

United States

#49 Oct 28, 2010
Kate Christopher wrote:
This pol must be rigged because Rebecca will win.
All this Rebecca drum pounding is making me ill. Did you know that about 8 years ago everybody except a few got a 100% salary increase in the auditors office? I didn't think so. I'm going with someone that don't know the ropes yet, they seem to be a little ore careful with other peoples money.
Dan

Circle Pines, MN

#50 Oct 28, 2010
She will do a great job for MN!
Concerned Citizen

Saint Paul, MN

#51 Oct 29, 2010
Pat wants to shrink government. Otto is a political hack...
Shane

Saint Paul, MN

#52 Oct 30, 2010
First 'Pat' is a nut loose behind the wheel. Rebecca is level headed non 'bull-doggish' style is what Minnesota needs... extreemist and politician are not a good combination people!
Jessica Trites Rolle

Plymouth, MN

#53 Oct 30, 2010
Ms. Anderson can't do math, and her track record actually working WITH cities and counties to make improvements and reduce errors on the front end is poor. So, if you were running a business - and we are, it's called "Minnesota" - would you hire the person who has proven she does not have the skills or temperament for the job of Auditor or would you choose someone who has shown that she can not only do the job, but received both local and national attention and awards for the excellent work she and her team have done?
Yes, I'm really asking. Forget party. What would you do?
You would choose the person with the skills for the job by re-electing Rebecca Otto as Minnesota State Auditor.
Brant

Saint Paul, MN

#54 Oct 31, 2010
I am a democrat and can't think of any reason not too.
Neighbor

Minneapolis, MN

#55 Oct 31, 2010
Pat is the best watchdog ever!
Tom R

Plymouth, MN

#56 Nov 1, 2010
She is pro Active and wise.
Jen

Saint Paul, MN

#57 Nov 2, 2010
How can you not vote for her? Are you so hell bent on being republican you can't even let a great person keep her job?
John

United States

#58 Nov 2, 2010
Mr Thorton wrote "Did you know that about 8 years ago everybody except a few got a 100% salary increase in the auditors office? I didn't think so."

Rebecca Otto has only been in office for 4 years. It was Pat Anderson who was elected 8 years ago! So by that logic, Mr Thorton should support Rebecca Otto - she cut her own funds by $1 million!
Walter Burien

Toronto, Canada

#59 Nov 22, 2010
Walter Burien - CAFR1

United States

#61 Sep 14, 2011
Walter Burien wrote:
www.cafr1.com
It appears someone from Canada used my name on the post in this string that just gave out my website address.

I have not looked at the candidates but I do suggest that the Minnesota "Annual Financial Report" the CAFR is looked at by one and all to see the extent of investment fund hording built over decades that may be taking place and also to get a good look at the true gross income of the state from Investment; Tax; and Enterprise.

Then it would be a good idea to pull up the CAFRs for the Cities; Counties; School Districts; and local gov pensions also to look at the same.

A Google will find many by putting the local government name in quotes and then "Annual Financial Report" using quotes on the same search line. Here is where the MN CAFR from 1997 to 2010 can be downloaded - http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/cafr-10

-------FOOTER NOTE------

Per understanding CAFRs, people have been intentionally kept in the dark so long they forget the basics:

1. A "Budget Report" is a selective funding of x accounts from x resources (set up to be primarily funded with taxation and done so "for the year")

2. An "Annual Financial Report" is the showing of "all" income: Investment; taxation; and Enterprise, plus the "accumulated wealth over decades. Budgets are for the year, an AFR is for it all since creation of the entity.

There is a big difference between the two. A correct analogy would be: The budget to operate your house vs. your statement of net worth.

The public has been played with the biggest shell game of selective presentation there is allowing for massive fortunes to be made by the inside players over the last several decades..

Every investment fund large and small is a power base. Where that money is invested determines what company; real-estate venture, etc., is made or broken. Thus in line with that, never a mention of the 184,000 AFRs of the corresponding local governments..nor the many thousands of specialty investment funds they contain. I note gov pension funds facilitate the same. Paying employee benefits from the return on the funds is an after thought for the government players.

The head communists back in the 30's and 40's said they could take over America without firming a shot. The undercurrents of that statement were that they could depend on the greed and opportunity of the players to accomplish that goal and it did. US Collective government since 2000 brings in more gross income than the entire gross income of the population of the United States.

Taxation is rammed down the public's throat (1/3rd of the gross income) and Investment / Enterprise income (2/3rd of the gross income) the "silence is golden" rule is strictly enforced with the full symbiotic cooperation of the syndicated media; controlled education; and both political parties as applies over the last century.
Arch on larch

Andover, MN

#62 Sep 14, 2011
Pat Anderson

experienced educated and very sharp at her job.

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