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frank watson

white bear lake, MN
Commenter for
5 years 19 weeks

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Posted on 08/10/12 at 01:58 pm in response to Tarryl Clark hoping her political chops pay off

One reason they're not is because of property taxes placed on small business. If you think your home property taxes are high you should talk to a small business owner.

Posted on 08/08/12 at 03:51 pm in response to Six reasons why Obama will win re-election

But it would be nice if you listed one reason to vote for Obama.

Posted on 08/13/12 at 02:34 pm in response to Six reasons why Obama will win re-election

As someone who doesn't have healthcare, I really hope it is affordable but with all the bureaucracy that comes with it I hate think how much it really is going to cost. Singapore has a private and public option that is affordable, from what I hear. Romney has supported public healthcare, Obamacare was based on it. It was sad to see Mitt switch just to get the Rep nod. Fear mongering from both sides drives up cost. Plus now that Obamacare is a tax, yet another broken promise and lie.

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Posted on 05/19/12 at 10:38 am in response to Panel approves McCollum measure to ban spending on NASCAR

Thanks Betty! You're tackling yet another major wasteful project. No one more than you knows how to effectively recruit members of our Armed forces more than a Representative from the great state of Minnesota. I'm still waiting for you to even offer a suggestion or plan for an Energy Policy, Entitlement Programs (unless its Congress which has its own), affordable healthcare, deficit spending....

Posted on 05/04/12 at 03:50 pm in response to Forbes: Stadium will enrich Vikings owner Wilf, not help taxpayers

The Gopher Baseball team has been playing its spring games at the Dome, including 38 games this spring. I don't believe the Viking stadium will be able to accommodate baseball.

Posted on 04/19/12 at 09:15 am in response to Who's dumber on the Vikings stadium: Dean Urdahl or Jim Souhan?

So someone is going to pay Zygi $1.2 billion for the Vikings, you know he is NOT going to give it away. And the new owner is going to move to LA and NOT collect Naming Rights, Suites, Concessions, advertising and PSL income. They better have really deep pockets, really deep. The Emperor has NO clothes.

Posted on 03/22/12 at 02:24 pm in response to 'Farm to School': Moving from pink slime to purple beets

I really doubt that 1/3 of American School children are obese or overweight. Is that compared to super models?

I've worked as a sub in the local school districts and I would estimate that it's not even 10%. 33%! To balance this out, are there really districts that have overweight and obese rates over 50%? If so where?

Posted on 03/15/12 at 01:59 pm in response to Funding questions quickly sideline Vikings stadium bill

So in what way does the NFL subsidize the Vikings? Do they mean the 120 million each team receives from the TV package? Have the Vikings and the NFL open up their books and prove their case.

Posted on 03/19/12 at 08:56 pm in response to Five things they're not telling you about the Vikings stadium

The "new" stadium is going to be 70% bigger than the Dome. This includes a Viking Hall of Fame, Restaurants, and other venues for the public to take in. Trouble is the public is paying the cost of these business inside the "new" stadium. The NFL and Vikings stand the most to gain and should foot the bill. It's pretty unheard of the taxpayer paying to open private restaurants and other venues, much like the ones that will be inside the Viking stadium.

Posted on 01/23/12 at 02:23 pm in response to Appeals Court decision on Defense of Marriage Act expected

I think I might be a hyprocrite, don't really appose same sex unions but might have an issue with multiple unions. Are they less than able to love, raise kids and function as a family?