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Geo. Greene

Brooklyn Park, MN
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4 years 29 weeks

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Posted on 07/24/14 at 11:12 am in response to Mike McFadden open to raising the age for Medicare benefits

Because I want to fix things. Things I know nothing about and cannot articulate a thought about, nor do I have any positions on, but gosh darn it something needs to be fixed and I'm just the kind of guy who want's them to get fixed.

Or did I miss something?

...the owners and top execs won't move. They like living in the US, but want to freeload off worker's taxes. Real patriotic 'Merkins" they are, dad gum it.

Posted on 07/14/14 at 08:54 am in response to Minnesota House candidate makes AIDS, 'Gay Agenda' campaign issues voters see this as more than just plain weirdness and instead develop an urgent concern for our democracy. One party has created an alternate universe where reason and fact matter only when they don't disagree with their ideology and their theology.

This fact free, non-rational way of thinking has already had us in a war we didn't need to fight and a deep recession that was a result of the historically monumental failure of trickle down. Conservatives think corporations are...

Posted on 04/30/14 at 02:14 pm in response to Minimum-wage name game: how top legislators enforce discipline

...that many others do not. People are our most valuable infrastructure and at every turn she is fearlessly looking out for Minnesotans. Others can sweep in at the last minute and take credit, but down the line it's Sen. Eaton who people will remember for the considerable heart she puts into everything she does.

Posted on 04/07/14 at 02:02 pm in response to How Justice Roberts’ campaign-finance ruling ignores the real world

He's saying that the way the system works, you can buy votes for your legislation as long as you don't explicitly say it -and it's legal. And it shouldn't be.

When the rich get to use the Grateful Dead's sound system and the rest of us can only whisper, that's a problem. However, voters should remember that all that money is spent trying to influence voters. Republicans are against any and all campaign reform and try as hard as possible to limit the number and kinds of people who...

... that the Gov would propose lowering taxes is that they believe their own propaganda that all DFLers want to do is raise taxes for the sake of raising taxes.

Here in the adult world, if the budget looks good and we don't have to keep a tax then we don't have to, plain and simple. We like our tax cuts as much as the next guy.

We look at things differently: DFLers look at what we, as citizens, decide needs to be done that can't be done efficiently or fairly (or just isn't)...

Interesting bit there. The single most important story about Republicans is that, after Gingrich, the rule has been NO compromise AT ALL. It does not seem to matter the issue -even if whatever it is was their idea in the first place! Once the President or Democrats accept it then they must now be against it. They've abused the filibuster rule now for a decade and in the house they simply waste their time trying to undo Obamacare.

The goal seems clear: Stop everything the Dems or the...

Posted on 05/29/13 at 02:50 pm in response to Michele Bachmann’s legacy: prototype of today’s post-fact politician

For someone who grew up in the Space Age, back when science and reason were held in high regard, it is sad to see so many "post-fact" (love that) politicians like Bachmann paid attention to at all.

Evolution, the most settled theory in science, is opposed with trumped up junk science promoted by preachers. Scientists must be wrong about global warming, but oil companies must be right. Bachmann and her party like science when it makes them money and hate it if it might cost a company...

Posted on 11/29/12 at 01:26 pm in response to Klobuchar, Franken cheer potential filibuster reform

When I was a sprat a filibuster was so rare it made the news. It was intended to let a minor viewpoint have it's day to try to change the majority's opinion.

Now it's effectively changed the Constitution. The Constitution says 51 votes but the filibuster -when it's used routinely as a partisan tool to prevent anything the other side wants- now makes it 60 votes. This childish behavior by the GOP -I want my way and if I can't have it you can't have yours- is responsible fort the...

Posted on 11/26/12 at 11:56 am in response to Wary business community appears ready to work with DFL Legislature

The historically monumental failure of trickle down to actually trickle down and the tragic result of deregulation resulting in our deep recession should be enough to convince anyone that Republican economics has been, as George Bush Sr. called it, voodoo economics.

It has long been a fable that business groups must necessarily support Republicans. Many business leaders believe that the public investment in schools, science, roads, courts, as well as expense deductions for building...