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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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6 years 11 weeks

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Government can force businesses to be open 7 days a week when government offices are open 7 days a week.

Let the business owner decide when they'll be open or closed.

Posted on 01/22/15 at 01:15 pm in response to Kline opposes Obama's idea for free community college

If you want to increase the cost of something, have the government subsidize it.

Posted on 01/21/15 at 10:09 am in response to Hearing from the other Minnesotans at the State of the Union

the term "special interests," think of these people too.

Not all Americans believe they have a right to what someone else has, nor do they believe it is the government's role to confiscate it for them.

to charity notwithstanding. Compassion isn't measured by how much you give away of someone else's money.

He's the one who claimed that even though he wasn't on the ballot, his policies were.

“I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them." - Barack Obama, 10-2-2014

And "his policies" took a beating. So there's that.

Posted on 01/21/15 at 10:05 am in response to Minnesota is (tied for) the best state in the country

People seem to forget that Robin Hood didn't "rob from the rich." He robbed the tax collector and returned the money to the people from which it had been confiscated. They also seem to forget that the bad guys in the story (the tax collector and the sheriff) were from the government.

Posted on 01/21/15 at 01:58 pm in response to Minnesota is (tied for) the best state in the country

to that sort of thing, I would suggest that people notice the demographics of the No. 1 and 2 states and then compare them to Mississippi's.

The previous Public Works director was a transfer from Parks and Recreation. I guess the mayor believes that role doesn't actually need a professional street maintenance engineer. And the streets show it.

Posted on 01/21/15 at 01:32 pm in response to Gov. Dayton proposes $100 million for expanded child care tax credit

When the child care providers realize that their client families are being subsidized by the state, what do you think is going to happen to child care costs in this state?

What's going to happen? The same thing as what happened when colleges realized that easy student loans and generous Pell Grants meant they could increase tuition and other costs accordingly.

"According to data from the Labor Department, the price index for college tuition grew by nearly 80 percent between...