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Beth-Ann Bloom

Woodbury, MN
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5 years 25 weeks

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Posted on 11/06/14 at 02:57 pm in response to Minnesota DFL, GOP in day-after event: Nobody’s delighted

I wonder how much is in the message.....For example when the minimum wage goes up the media shows city dwellers at the Capitol, but the many rural Minnesotans who are paid minimum wage are not visible. Looks like the action benefits only the metro so it is an easy path to run against those folks in the Minneapolis which unfortunately touches on issues of race and class too

I am disappointed by the text accompanying this data. It is far more slanted than the numbers and MinnPost would usually call for.

Take for example, this paragraph from the intro:
The stakes are high — Republicans are in the minority in both legislative chambers and hold no major statewide office. Winning the House would give them a say in how policy and budgets are shaped over the next two years.
It could have been written like this:

The stakes are high —Democrats...

Posted on 10/22/14 at 07:50 am in response to Why the DFL will lose the Minnesota House

Mr Schultz may want to order a new crystal ball. These were his final predictions in 2012:

Final Predictions
Presidency: Back in March I said Obama would win with 272 electoral votes. He still wins but with 290-305 electoral votes. He also will get around 50.5% of the popular vote.
US Senate: Democrats retain control with 51 seats.
US House: Republicans retain control but with a slightly narrower margin.
Minnesota Congressional Delegation: No change. Nolan and...

Posted on 10/17/14 at 11:59 am in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

Impressive and atypical record of accomplishment. Thank you Governor Dayton for keeping your word!

All the more reason to support Steve Simon for Secretary of State. Minnesota will be well-served by a smart-principled man well-schooled in the complexity of election law and committing to make voting available to all as it should be in our democracy.

I like my Secretaries of State smart which is why I support Steve Simon

Please re-label this as a personal opinion piece rather than give it the semblance of news or commentary.

If elected, Mr McFadden couldn't sell off Mississippi or lay off non-productive older citizens or disabled children to save money and improve achievement scores. The business model is not directly applicable to the complexities of government. On the other hand he CAN park a boat so that might come in handy when reviewing the Navy budget or legislating priorities for the Corps of Engineers or improving maritime policy.

Posted on 09/08/14 at 01:46 pm in response to Former candidate Tom Horner likely to join Johnson campaign for governor

Wasn't Horner a Republican before he was an Independent?

Posted on 09/03/14 at 10:13 am in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

Important to realize that many of the voters used these as code words. Many opposed to rights for LGBT people now phrase it as a privacy and constitutional rights issue. Similar language has been used to oppose immunization,pasteurized milk, teaching science and sex education in schools, opposing the census etc. No news here.