What Government stuff can you live without

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Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 20, 2012
For starters:

The outstate State Patrol can be eliminated. Minnesota Counties submitted a plan to the Legislature to do just that but Legislators wouldn't do it. Outstate Troopers don't provide 24 hour coverage, are very costly with management, dispatch, equipment, training, compensation etc...

Many MILLIONS could be saved by eliminating outstate Patrol.
Lady from Cleveland

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 20, 2012
I don't care what you get rid of but don't you dare try to take away my Obamaphone.
Fredo

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 20, 2012
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#4 Nov 20, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
For starters:
The outstate State Patrol can be eliminated. Minnesota Counties submitted a plan to the Legislature to do just that but Legislators wouldn't do it. Outstate Troopers don't provide 24 hour coverage, are very costly with management, dispatch, equipment, training, compensation etc...
Many MILLIONS could be saved by eliminating outstate Patrol.
There are numerous agencies and services that are duplicated by the Feds when the States are already doing the same job (e.g., Dept of Education).

However, the problem more often is an issue of the largesse of the government. This is a result of the dysfunction public sector unions. Unless we do away with public sector unions, we will never accomplish the task of bringing anything back under control.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 20, 2012
So, just for grins & giggles, tell me what you have against public unions, that doesn't apply to all unions(which you also hate, being a REALLY poor, bitter, dumb, middle "manager" with no skills)... Atleast, you "got " a sweet 4 door "collectible".. LMAOROTFU~!2
Capt Obvious

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 20, 2012
Blah, blah, feds bad. Blah, blah, unions bad. Blah, blah, definition of insanity. Keep thinking and posting the same ole shat and expect a different result in 2014. Blah, blah, blah.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Nov 20, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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There are numerous agencies and services that are duplicated by the Feds when the States are already doing the same job (e.g., Dept of Education).
However, the problem more often is an issue of the largesse of the government. This is a result of the dysfunction public sector unions. Unless we do away with public sector unions, we will never accomplish the task of bringing anything back under control.
Agreed, a state (DFL) Rep told me the DFL WILL NEVER vote for anything that eliminates any positions in State Government. That pretty much sums up how once a state agency is established it will NEVER go away.

Take the new AIS staffing, those new positions will NEVER go away, ever!

Unions manage the Government, tail waggs dog.
frogmann

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Nov 20, 2012
youtube.com/watch... Old Fart or Young Stinkers the Goverment
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#9 Nov 21, 2012
All of it

-Troopers/Police - Get guns Stand Your Ground
-Dept. of Edumaction & brainwashing - 200 years without it, go to private schools
-etc. you get the point

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