'Within its means' is different for g...

'Within its means' is different for government

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 9, 2010, titled 'Within its means' is different for government. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

What is this right-wing mantra about state government living "within its means"? Pawlenty and Emmer love to hold up the image of a wise family that spends only as much as it can afford.

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wjh

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 9, 2010
Dutton Foster you really need to challenge the President who said back in 2006;
"Washington is shifting the
burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren,"
Obama said in a 2006 floor speech that preceded a Senate vote to extend the debt
limit. "America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership."Obama later
joined his Democratic colleagues in voting en bloc against raising the debt
increase.Now Obama is asking Congress to raise the debt ceiling, something
lawmakers are almost certain to do despite misgivings about the federal debt."
Source; http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewarti...

The Democratic left are just amazing hypocrite's. They can’t even admit the debt they were running against when George Bush was in office is that same thing they spent the last 2 years increasing.

I’m ready to vote these people out NOW!

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#2 Sep 9, 2010
"'Within its means' is different for government" Correct, it means however much the government can rip off of the taxpayer!
" A government, on the other hand, can expand or shrink its "means" simply by raising taxes or lowering them" Good theory but when has government ever shrank?
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#3 Sep 9, 2010
"Instead of this rant, let's focus on three questions: What do we need from our government (and what don't we need)? How can our government serve our needs efficiently and reduce waste? How can we most fairly levy taxes on ourselves to pay for the government services we need?" - Dutton Foster, St. Paul

There hasn't really been that much opposition to the government levying taxes for its "needs". The debate has centered mostly around defining what a "need" is.
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#4 Sep 9, 2010
A couple thoughts on your letter, Mr. Josephes, regarding the motorists already on the freeway.

That other pedal on the floorboard is called a brake. It's okay to put your foot on that once in awhile. Yeah, I know, it causes your cruise control to disengage but it's not really that difficult to reactivate.

And how about that three second rule. If the motorists on the freeway weren't tailgating so much, there would more space for merging it would be smoother.

Back off and let the merge take place.

And finally, in spite of the left-lane bigots, its okay to shift safely to the left temporarily when you see a car coming onto the freeway.

Yeah, yeah, I know. You have the absolute right to remain right where you are and not budge, but a little courtesy and consideration on the freeway goes a long way towards safety, too.
Wait

Long Lake, MN

#5 Sep 9, 2010
Minnesota drivers are NOT Nice!!

The drivers that "Park" in the left lane going the posted speed limit. Of course anyone with a brain knows every speedometer reads faster than the car is traveling AND law enforcement "Normally" isn't writing speeding tickets for anything under 10 MPH over the limit. AND if you find a COP writeing tickets for 9 MPH over the ticket doesn't go on your driving record. So you can driver 10 MPH OVER the speed limit and you will be going about 8 MPH over and probably won't be ticketed. Of course if passing a COP or seeing a COP checking speed you need to slow to the speed limit.

And the right lane drivers that speed up filling a gap you were going to enter into when you are merging onto a freeway.

However MnDOT is the worst because Minnesota highways are JUNK!!

Minnesota highways are ranked 25 in the country because of congestion. Remember Minnesota taxes are of the highest in the country, get it?
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#6 Sep 9, 2010
Wait wrote:
Of course if passing a COP or seeing a COP checking speed you need to slow to the speed limit.
But if you're not going to get a ticket (according to you), why bother slowing down?

This one sentence nullifies and makes a joke out of everything else you said.
Wait

Long Lake, MN

#7 Sep 9, 2010
Gndydncr wrote:
<quoted text>But if you're not going to get a ticket (according to you), why bother slowing down?
This one sentence nullifies and makes a joke out of everything else you said.
I witnessed a blond inch past a Trooper on a freeway and get pulled over.

COPs have LARGE egos and show disrespect and you may get tagged.
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#8 Sep 9, 2010
Wait wrote:
<quoted text>
I witnessed a blond inch past a Trooper on a freeway and get pulled over.
COPs have LARGE egos and show disrespect and you may get tagged.
Ahhhhh. Now I understand where you're coming from.
MCullen NE

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 9, 2010
Around the world, I see Muslims killing each other, stoning women and killing or threatening to kill people who disagree with their religion. What are we supposed anti-Muslims not getting here?

Tom R. Kovach, Nevis

Our military government has been killing people around the world for years. How are we any better than Muslim terrorist when we have are own terrorists?
And the liberal media? Like Fox news?

Since: Aug 10

Blacksburg, VA

#11 Sep 22, 2010
MCullen NE wrote:
Around the world, I see Muslims killing each other, stoning women and killing or threatening to kill people who disagree with their religion. What are we supposed anti-Muslims not getting here?
Tom R. Kovach, Nevis
Our military government has been killing people around the world for years. How are we any better than Muslim terrorist when we have are own terrorists?
And the liberal media? Like Fox news?
wow
chris

Millersburg, PA

#12 Mar 16, 2011
what to do

Since: Aug 10

Blacksburg, VA

#14 Apr 26, 2011
chris wrote:
what to do
who knows

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