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craig furguson

Minneapolis, MN
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4 years 16 weeks

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Posted on 10/03/12 at 01:20 pm in response to Who’s poor? It’s debatable

If you included food supports, housing and Medicaid. Medicaid in particular must cost the government something similar to what private persons pay. Maybe $10k per year for individuals and $16k for families.

Posted on 10/03/12 at 11:25 am in response to Shooting at Accent Signage puts focus on workplace violence

I'm a little confused why MPD declined to say if Engeldinger had a gun permit citing privacy concerns, while the Isanti County Sheriff said that there was "No reason to deny gun permit" to Joseph Kadlec, who was just charged in a road rage incident.

So is permit information private or public?

Posted on 09/26/12 at 03:04 pm in response to Judge rules against Amy Senser and criticizes husband Joe

Smackdown for the Sensors by Judge Mabley. There is never too much sympathy for the convicted, especially when it is a homicide. They need to learn to get used to that.

Posted on 09/17/12 at 01:02 pm in response to Wisconsin collective bargaining fight is back on the table

I'm a left leaning liberal do-gooder, but welfare card fraud is a real problem problem. Per a May 25 Strib article,"Nearly 3 percent of the 535,520 low-income Minnesotans receiving those benefits have sought four or more replacement benefit cards, behind only South Dakota, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C." I don't mind helping a poor family, but the fraud needs to end.

By the way, Vadnais Heights is between SHOREVIEW and White Bear Township. They are part of the White Bear School District, so the city will not have to float bonds for schools. Roads could be an issue though. Vadnais also has a city hall with a limestone block exterior and copper-like roof and a interior vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. They also have two spiffy new fire stations, one with various meeting rooms that seats up to 400. I get to enjoy marveling at these facilities when I drive...

Posted on 08/29/12 at 10:04 am in response to Chris Christie’s GOP convention speech: 20 truths make a lie

It always does irritate me and make me a little suspicious when some has to tell me they are "telling the truth" before making a statement. It's like they know they don't always tell the truth and have to clue me in when they are doing it.

Posted on 08/02/12 at 01:21 pm in response to Important health-care milestone begins to roll out

In Freakenomics, Donohue-Levitt hypothesize that Roe v. Wade reduced crime by reducing the number of unwanted babies, who tend not to grow up in pro-social environments and are more prone to commit crime. There has been much discussion the last few years also about the impact of anti-lead initiatives on crime. So I wonder if crime will be further reduced if women have more control over when and if they are having kids?

Posted on 07/26/12 at 10:24 am in response to Voices event seeks to mobilize conservative women to run for office

When your best choice to head a conservative event is Amy Koch. What's the lawsuit cost for taxpayers to date, $85k?

Posted on 07/27/12 at 08:59 am in response to Voices event seeks to mobilize conservative women to run for office

So liberal women aren't married, have no children, are not paying a mortgage, not in charge of the family finances, have no kids to put through school, don't own their own business, are not co-owners in the family business, or work in the private sector where people are held accountable? and liberal women don't pay taxes.

I think not.

Posted on 07/26/12 at 10:34 am in response to Minnesota's financial woes match those of other states

Minnesota should go back to including inflation on the expenditure side as well as the revenue side of the budget forecast.