Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 May 17, 2013
The House passed it a couple of weeks ago. The Senate passed a different version a week ago.

This weekend, Gov GoogleyEyes staff along with a Conference Committee will sit down and decide how much money the private sector employers will pay their employees.

What a sad commentary on the state of our country. Government has no business setting the terms of a contract between two private parties.

There was an updated story in this morning's Pioneer Press on this. The first comment posted after the article was from a very intelligent man.

His words were:

Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, said the bill is a small step toward giving workers a livable wage.

Let me translate for you. Although I have never ran a business in my life nor had to operate under a budget I will get a raise for workers on minimum wage. I am just clueless on how business works and now I feel real good because in my mind every body deserves a raise in spite of their education and work ethics. I do not believe when business people tells me that passing this bill may cause employers to lay off a worker or two because I am in government and know how businesses should be ran.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_23265953/minneso...

This guy gets it. Sen Barb Goodwin does not.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 May 17, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
The House passed it a couple of weeks ago. The Senate passed a different version a week ago.
This weekend, Gov GoogleyEyes staff along with a Conference Committee will sit down and decide how much money the private sector employers will pay their employees.
What a sad commentary on the state of our country. Government has no business setting the terms of a contract between two private parties.
There was an updated story in this morning's Pioneer Press on this. The first comment posted after the article was from a very intelligent man.
His words were:
Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, said the bill is a small step toward giving workers a livable wage.
Let me translate for you. Although I have never ran a business in my life nor had to operate under a budget I will get a raise for workers on minimum wage. I am just clueless on how business works and now I feel real good because in my mind every body deserves a raise in spite of their education and work ethics. I do not believe when business people tells me that passing this bill may cause employers to lay off a worker or two because I am in government and know how businesses should be ran.
http://www.twincities.com/ci_23265953/minneso...
This guy gets it. Sen Barb Goodwin does not.
Wonder how many times the lemmings have re-elected Goodwin or is this her first go around at implementing socialism?

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#3 May 17, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Wonder how many times the lemmings have re-elected Goodwin or is this her first go around at implementing socialism?
Goodwin is no dummy. But she certainly is not smart either. The guy commenting on the PiPress site had it 100% correct. It appears that her only job has been as an elected representative and as a honorary type educator.

And we all know that means she does not have a clue how the real world works.

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Goodwin attended North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, then went on to Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, receiving her B.A. with numerous honors in Sociology and Political Science.

Goodwin served on the Columbia Heights School Board[2] from November 2009 until becoming a member of the Senate, and has also served as an adjunct professor at the Hamline University Graduate School of Business in Saint Paul from 2008 until 2010, teaching legislative practice and government contracting.[3]

Minnesota Legislature

On June 1, 2010, Goodwin filed as a DFL candidate for the Minnesota Senate representing District 50.[4] The district includes the cities of Arden Hills, Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hilltop, New Brighton, Shoreview and St. Anthony and is divided between Anoka and Ramsey Counties. On June 28, 2010, the district committee voted to revoke the endorsement from embattled incumbent Senator Satveer Chaudhary and grant it to her. She defeated Chaudhary in the August 10, 2010, DFL Primary, garnering 70% of the vote to Chaudhary's 30%. She subsequently won the November 2, 2010, General Election, garnering 52% to Republican Gina Bauman's 41% and Independent Rae Hart Anderson's 6%.[5]

Goodwin was re-elected to District 41 in 2012, receiving 62.82% of the vote and defeating Republican candidate Gina Bauman.[6]

Goodwin previously served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007.[1] While in the House, she specialized in state budget issues, consumer protections, homeowner construction and repair protections, jobs, education, health care and business and labor issues. She also supported expanded transit options.

Her special legislative concerns include jobs, budget, consumers, and health care.[7] Goodwin encountered controversy when she was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune as saying that although she supports gay marriage, she is uncomfortable about moving so quickly to legalize it in Minnesota.[8]
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 May 17, 2013
Like you had a clue, after lying your way thru life and working a whole 2 hours & 15 minutes.... LMAOROTFU~!

FAKER !!
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#5 May 18, 2013
Repeal: minimum wage

-First off why does it exist: To see to it that the average unskilled worker does not need to live in poverty. It has NOT accomplished this.
--Those that are uneducated, inexperienced youths can't get jobs because of minimum wage laws; making them too costly to hire and train. Yet, repealing the minimum wage would allow many young, minority and poor people to work.

-Also, If people are cheaper to hire, businesses will hire more people and then more jobs would equal a better society.

- Of course there is also just doing the right thing because truly the only proper and fair wage is what an employer and employee voluntarily agree on.

-We should repeal minimum wage
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 May 18, 2013
If employers were fair, you'd have a point, but WE'RE KILLING WORKERS FOR American companies NOW !!

CAN YOU SAY WORKING/STARVING Americans & SWEAT SHOP USA !???

IN WASHINGTON-

WE HAVE THE HIGHEST MINIMUM WAGE IN THE COUNTRY !!!

NO PROBLEMS !!!

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