Wanted: Ideas for reforming Minnesota government

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are looking for the public's ideas on changing the way business is done in the state. Read more
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JAdams

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Feb 9, 2010
Term limits is number #1. Cut all state spending 5% across the board is #2. This includes the sacred cow known as big education.
Govenment out to lunch

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Feb 9, 2010
How about giving the bid for the 35w Bridge to a Minnesota company and not a Colorado company. And how about getting 10 bids for all contract work. And not paying bonuses for getting the work done early. Anyone can bid the crap out of something and then cut corners to come in under a deadline for time to make a few more million. Look at the highway 61 debacle in Newport. 10 years and still not finished. What a joke. Someone should be fired. How about not promoting a rail system that will be subsided for EVER. Look at Amtrack.
Govenment out to lunch

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Feb 9, 2010
DJB wrote:
Here’s an idea, lets start with mandatory sterilization for anyone of childbearing age who voted for Al Franken in the last election. If you still have a Franken bumper sticker on your car after all the stupidity we’ve seen thus far we’ll just terminate you and if you have any, your assets will be confiscated and used to pay on either the debt Obama is forcing on all of us, to cover medical expenses for some illegal alien, or attorney fees in association with extending Constitutional rights to non citizen ENEMIES of America!
This would make to much sense. You should run for President.
Neely

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Feb 9, 2010
Deb wrote:
I have an idea. How about welfare reform. I mean, how about giving a hand up instead of a hand out (not in all cases of course). Take all that money and send folks to school.
Take a hard look at placement rates. It's not pretty.
tiger

Scottsville, NY

#25 Feb 9, 2010
They cried like little girls when the Governor took away their free spending - please, do you really think they will listen to ANY of these ideas - talk about patronizing!!!!!!! Do these jerks think we are that stupid?
Nathan Hale

Plymouth, MN

#26 Feb 9, 2010
1. Dont spend money you don't have.
2. Stagger terms in the State Senate so that each election at least half of the Senate is up for re-election. Right now Minnesota Senators get a free pass every two years. So they can vote for tax increases, etc. and not have to worry about it until years later. In the US Senate terms are staggered so there are Senate elections every election cycle.

Since: Feb 08

Ely, Minnesota

#27 Feb 9, 2010
DJB wrote:
Here’s an idea, lets start with mandatory sterilization for anyone of childbearing age who voted for Al Franken in the last election. If you still have a Franken bumper sticker on your car after all the stupidity we’ve seen thus far we’ll just terminate you and if you have any, your assets will be confiscated and used to pay on either the debt Obama is forcing on all of us, to cover medical expenses for some illegal alien, or attorney fees in association with extending Constitutional rights to non citizen ENEMIES of America!
OR...we could do the same for anyone with bumper stickers that relate to the 8 years of the Bush administration, or voted for them. That`s makes more sense yet.
badgerone

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Feb 9, 2010
Reform government Huh.Well fire the whole damm lot of em.And start all over from scratch.
DJB

Fall Creek, WI

#29 Feb 9, 2010
Well, the only problem with your idea is it wouldn’t fix the problems we’re facing right now. You see, the problems stem from progressive liberals and their ideas. Look at the debt Obama has already created, he’s done more damage in one year than Bush did in 8! Okay… go ahead and play your blame Bush card now.
DJB

Fall Creek, WI

#30 Feb 9, 2010
BearManNorth wrote:
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OR...we could do the same for anyone with bumper stickers that relate to the 8 years of the Bush administration, or voted for them. That`s makes more sense yet.
Well, the only problem with your idea is it wouldn’t fix the problems we’re facing right now. You see, the problems stem from progressive liberals and their ideas. Look at the debt Obama has already created, he’s done more damage in one year than Bush did in 8! Okay… go ahead and play your blame Bush card.

Since: Feb 08

Ely, Minnesota

#31 Feb 10, 2010
DJB wrote:
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Well, the only problem with your idea is it wouldn’t fix the problems we’re facing right now. You see, the problems stem from progressive liberals and their ideas. Look at the debt Obama has already created, he’s done more damage in one year than Bush did in 8! Okay… go ahead and play your blame Bush card.
You miss my point. BOTH parties are so out of touch, and working their agendas, that serving for the "good of the people" is a forgotten idea. From retirement age, to health care, and bank accounting, whatever.. why would those in control of government [they are in control, because you now really do vote for who they want in power] get retirement pensions, health care, and the rest of it, after a term in office. If they had to go by the same rules they make for us the public, things might be slightly different. Ever wonder why a multi-millionare would want to become something like a president [or any office] at that payscale? It`s to protect their assets and agendas.

Who you trying to kid?

Since: Feb 08

Ely, Minnesota

#32 Feb 10, 2010
DJB wrote:
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Well, the only problem with your idea is it wouldn’t fix the problems we’re facing right now. You see, the problems stem from progressive liberals and their ideas. Look at the debt Obama has already created, he’s done more damage in one year than Bush did in 8! Okay… go ahead and play your blame Bush card.
Oh yeah... Although I do not agree that Obama has done more damage in a year than Bush did in eight, at least you admit that the Bush administration did damage.

I would suggest reading up on the Patriot Act and the Warner Act. Because the long term effects of the removal of our personal freedoms is yet to be seen in it`s full capacity.

On the other side of that..... I would have respected Obama more, had he took office and removed BOTH those acts from law. Instead, he and his administration are using them to their advantage. So... THAT is one example of how BOTH parties work against the American public.

I believe it`s time for the next American revolution.

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