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Freshmen Minnesota Republican senators object to Dayton's characterization as 'extremist'

There are 54 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 25, 2011, titled Freshmen Minnesota Republican senators object to Dayton's characterization as 'extremist'. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Bristling at Gov. Mark Dayton's depiction of this year's freshmen Republican legislators as extremist, a group of them pushed back Wednesday afternoon.

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MKidd

Rosemount, MN

#44 May 26, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
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Wow Black, you really opened the door to some easy pickings. But let's just stay on one key point that you raised, OK?
Unemployment.
At present the U6 unemployment rate is 15.9% and trending upward again - as it has been for almost the entire tenure of our Community Organizer President. It was 8.3% when the Democrats took control of Congress in January, 2007. It was 14.0% when Mr. Obama took the Oath of Office for President. It is now 15.9%.
http://portalseven.com/employment/unemploymen...
To use your own words: Where have you been? Under a rock?
Cherry picking. Typical tea for brains tactic.

The U6 unemployment rate counts not only people without work seeking full-time employment (the more familiar U-3 rate), but also counts "marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic reasons." Note that some of these part-time workers counted as employed by U-3 could be working as little as an hour a week. And the "marginally attached workers" include those who have gotten discouraged and stopped looking, but still want to work. The age considered for this calculation is 16 years and over
Just Saying

Minneapolis, MN

#45 May 26, 2011
So, people don't like being called names and characterized in unflattering ways. Not sure why this warrants a news story.
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#46 May 26, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow Black, you really opened the door to some easy pickings. But let's just stay on one key point that you raised, OK?
Unemployment.
At present the U6 unemployment rate is 15.9% and trending upward again - as it has been for almost the entire tenure of our Community Organizer President. It was 8.3% when the Democrats took control of Congress in January, 2007. It was 14.0% when Mr. Obama took the Oath of Office for President. It is now 15.9%.
http://portalseven.com/employment/unemploymen...
To use your own words: Where have you been? Under a rock?
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

The West reported the highest regional unemployment rate in April, 10.4 percent,
while the Northeast and Midwest recorded the lowest rates, 8.0 and 8.1 percent,
respectively. Over the month, all four regions experienced statistically
significant jobless rate declines, the largest of which was recorded in the
West (-0.3 percentage point). All four regions also registered significant rate
decreases from a year earlier: the Midwest (-1.6 percentage points), Northeast
(-0.8 point), West (-0.7 point), and South (-0.6 point).

If you can blame Obama, then I guess he's got it going in the right direction!
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#48 May 26, 2011
digger wrote:
dayton has plenty of nerve, I'll give him that. Imagine him 'vetoing' an AMENDMENT, it's beyond dumb, it's outright insane. I think he is gay himself. When was the last time that he was seen in public with a woman at his side?
You need help!
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#49 May 26, 2011
tww wrote:
Dayton is out of touch with reality. An 8% increase in spending when unemployment is at all time highs, people or forced to take pay cuts, and Obama has gas at $4/gallon. Minnesotans cant afford Mark Dayton.
I make my own water - two glasses of H, one glass of O.

Obama must have the formula for gas.

You, on the other hand, just make stuff up!

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#50 May 26, 2011
MKidd wrote:
<quoted text>Cherry picking. Typical tea for brains tactic.
The U6 unemployment rate counts not only people without work seeking full-time employment (the more familiar U-3 rate), but also counts "marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic reasons." Note that some of these part-time workers counted as employed by U-3 could be working as little as an hour a week. And the "marginally attached workers" include those who have gotten discouraged and stopped looking, but still want to work. The age considered for this calculation is 16 years and over
And your complaint with using U6 is?

Among economists, it is the standard for measuring unemployment rates. The U3 does not include those whose unemployment benefits have expired. As such, the U3 is completely false, especially in extended periods of recession or depression.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#51 May 26, 2011
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:
The West reported the highest regional unemployment rate in April, 10.4 percent,
while the Northeast and Midwest recorded the lowest rates, 8.0 and 8.1 percent,
respectively. Over the month, all four regions experienced statistically
significant jobless rate declines, the largest of which was recorded in the
West (-0.3 percentage point). All four regions also registered significant rate
decreases from a year earlier: the Midwest (-1.6 percentage points), Northeast
(-0.8 point), West (-0.7 point), and South (-0.6 point).
If you can blame Obama, then I guess he's got it going in the right direction!
Again, using U3. U3 allows those that are long term unemployed to vanish from the statistics. U6 includes those same people.
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#52 May 26, 2011
Emerson Boozer Guy wrote:
Dayton is a flamimg idiot. he just doesn't get it. More money into a dysfunctional system does nothing. I really wouldn't care if they shut the state gov down for a month. My only concern is the nitwits would then give the state workers "Back Pay".
Whatever happened to preparations A through G?

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?

So, do you live around here often?
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#53 May 26, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
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Again, using U3. U3 allows those that are long term unemployed to vanish from the statistics. U6 includes those same people.
Statistics can be deceiving...yours are comparing the 2007 unemployment rate to the contrived U6. The 2007 should have been compared to the U6 of 2003.

As a right wing extremist, there's no changing you mind, so I've just wasted 2 minutes of my life...not for the sake of persuading a Tea Party lunatic, but for the intelligent, educated, liberal thinking people that realize that slogans are just battle cries.

We have a revenue problem and a spending problem....
print more money

Monroe, LA

#54 May 26, 2011
U.S. requests for unemployment benefits rise Applications climb 10,000 to 424,000
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-requests-...

"What this means is we need more government spending of printed or borrowed from China money"- any democrat

And Obama's misery index hasn't peaked yet.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#55 May 26, 2011
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>
Statistics can be deceiving...yours are comparing the 2007 unemployment rate to the contrived U6. The 2007 should have been compared to the U6 of 2003.
As a right wing extremist, there's no changing you mind, so I've just wasted 2 minutes of my life...not for the sake of persuading a Tea Party lunatic, but for the intelligent, educated, liberal thinking people that realize that slogans are just battle cries.
We have a revenue problem and a spending problem....
Contrived U6? Contrived by whom? By the U.S. Government?

Please educate me. I really would like to be as smart as a Liberal when I grow up.
Burt

Clermont, FL

#56 May 26, 2011
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>uh, no. Ten Basic Skills of Outstanding Leadership
Integrity
Vision/strategy
Communication
Relationships
Persuasion
Adaptability
Teamwork
Coaching and Development
Decision-making
Planning
NONE of which are found in the WH Narcissist, the racist AG Holder, Janet Incompetano, Harry (Whines) Reid, Ta-ta's Peloscum, or D*ldo Dayton..
Bill

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#57 May 26, 2011
Burt wrote:
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NONE of which are found in the WH Narcissist, the racist AG Holder, Janet Incompetano, Harry (Whines) Reid, Ta-ta's Peloscum, or D*ldo Dayton..
Quite perceptive of you. One could safely say, in fact, that for each of those characteristics which are seen in fine leaders, the exact opposites are seen in Obama, his Cabinet his Administration and his Czaries.
Arch on Larch

Minneapolis, MN

#58 May 30, 2011
Because these freshman legislators were chosen by voters that were not afraid to ask the candidates questions, then the candidates were willing to stay as long as it took to answer the voters questions, The governor should be advised that these Freshmen Take their position very serious and would challenge the majority leadership without question if the felt the need.

The whole state will be proud of these Minnesotans
when the time comes.

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