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Dennis Wagner

Mpls, MN
Commenter for
3 years 35 weeks

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why do we require representatives, councilmen, commissioners, senators etc. to have a residency requirement? The logic in "The Answer is No" suggests or implies that what ever the job, residency has "no bearing" on commitment or performance!

Posted on 11/21/14 at 10:03 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

You work for (represent) all your constituents! If not you don't believe in democracy
Ever hear that quote "we the people in order to form a more perfect union"
United we stand divided we fall, keep dividing, we surely will fall and the ashes of America will go to the victor party.

Posted on 11/21/14 at 10:11 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

Every year corporations in America/Millionaires/billionaires get Billions perhaps trillions in tax breaks, subsidies and special compensation. "choosing " good guys and bad guys with a Red Hat=good guy, Blue Hat=bad guy mentality, and calling it fair and logical is ludicrous! Just because a favoritism (corruption) for some, has been written into the law does not make it right.

Posted on 09/16/14 at 05:44 pm in response to PreferredOne says it's pulling out of MNsure for business reasons

Republicans complaining about a free market failure and wanting the government to step in and fix it!

Posted on 09/17/14 at 05:17 pm in response to PreferredOne says it's pulling out of MNsure for business reasons

"State Republicans wasted no time in weighing in on the matter:

“Earlier this year, Gov. Dayton promised Minnesotans ‘we’re going to make this better.’ My question to Governor Dayton is: when? How long do Minnesotans have to wait?” said a statement from House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt."

Is Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt not looking to "Governor Dayton" a government official for the "government" solution?
Didn't see where he said, Let the Free Market...

All those that never kicked the dog, slapped the cat or whacked their kid or another human being out of frustration take a step back! Looks like there are just a couple of us that aren't pure to the core! Instead of "Corrective action" we have hyperbole, excessive, holier than though, self-aggrandizement accusations and "Lynch mob" mentality. Correct, the media has Lynched Mr. Peterson as though this was a 1950's Mississippi KKK gathering, this entire show is a "disgusting" window into...

Posted on 08/19/14 at 05:48 pm in response to Minneapolis' newest tool to fight inequality: racial equity assessments

Enough of the jaw-boning, nothing is perfect "City Hall" get off the dime! Perfect is the excuse to do nothing! Or is the objective to spend all the $ on admin and consultants and not on getting anything done?

You would think the Testers and Swifts would be out here pounding on efficiency! They are very noticeably silent?

Posted on 08/18/14 at 07:37 pm in response to Defending Minnesota's election process

Gov. Arne Carlson: Elected with ~ 67% of the vote, not even endorsed by his own party. Probably the best Governor in the last 20years!

Posted on 08/16/14 at 08:48 am in response to In first budget, Mayor Hodges proposes tax levy increase for Minneapolis

Lets see, say your property taxes are $3600/year 2.4% increase = $86.40 /52 we are talking ~$1.66 per week. Gas has been ranging $3.59-3.29 last 4 months or so ~ .30 per Gallon swing, typical driver ~ 1250 miles per month say 25 mpg average =50 Gallons/month = $15/month $15/4=$3.75/week more than 2X the potential tax increase, with no additional benefit.
Seems to be a lot of misplaced whining here!

It isn't the increase its how its spent and what we get for it, typical blind...

Posted on 08/04/14 at 04:35 pm in response to U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses McFadden in GOP U.S. Senate race

Given the radical, non-compromising & partisan stance of the COC over the last dozen+ years or so, sorry Mike, their endorsement is like the kiss of death! Don't even think they endorsed Arnie 20 years ago?