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Tim Saxton

Burnsville, Minnesota
Commenter for
2 years 40 weeks

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Posted on 04/18/14 at 01:27 pm in response to Minnesota's minimum wage may suck workers from Wisconsin

It could turn into an area like California, where people live in Arizona for lower costs of living, lower taxes, etc, but work in California.

After a while, companies move out of the area with higher costs of operation. If you can move your company across a boarder and reduce your costs 50%... why not? Minnesota may become the "Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there...." and not just because of the winters.

Posted on 09/19/13 at 09:47 am in response to House food stamp cuts would hit at least 32,000 Minnesotans

If those jobs were designed for somebody to make a living wage on. "Entry Level" jobs designed for teens-young adults, not a 35 year old with 4 kids. Back when I worked McDonalds, it didn't pay rent, utilities and other living expensive. But I lived in a house with 4 friends. My McJob was more than enough to cover 1/5th rent, 1/5th utilities, etc.

Worked there for a year then found a better paying job using the experience I gained to excel there. Left that job after 2 years, to...

Posted on 08/26/13 at 02:39 pm in response to GOP candidates for governor tackle Dayton, heat at State Fair forum

1. The Supreme Court has not stated that all citizens have fundamental right to affordable healthcare. The court said that Obamacare was constitutional as a tax. This means they will let the law stand, and it isn't illegal.

2. The stimulus bills have had little stimulus effect. For example, one of the stimulus bills was "Cash for Clunkers" that would save Detroit. Have you noticed that the unemployment rate climbed nonstop until the Republicans took over Congress and stopped the...

Posted on 05/23/13 at 10:05 am in response to Tweaking ranked-choice voting: Minneapolis considering three changes

If somebody as 73% of the vote, and the and the vote was counted, it's over.

Ranked choice ends when A) Somebody has more than 50% of the vote, or B) only one candidate is left.

If nobody is over 50%, and there are more than one candidate, the lowest ranking candidate is dropped, and people who voted for him/her use their next ranked vote. This process repeats until winning conditions are met.

If a candidate has over 50% of the vote, nothing could happen to reduce that...

Posted on 12/18/12 at 03:34 pm in response to Strib: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity clips

People who say "it's good enough for me, it must be good enough for everybody"

You don't know what everybody needs. Keep in mind the 2nd amendment isn't about hunting. It's about protecting yourself. During the LA Riots, Store owners were on the roof of their business with such weapons. Just being there was enough to deter looters.

Fire from magazine: That includes quite a few pistols. Are you saying pistols can't be used for defense? They also can fire as fast as you pull...

This topic has been discussed by many, and in the news quite often. Most people who vote have an opinion on this.

The old title "Photo Identification Required for Voting." is what we discuss."Voter identification" and "Photo Identification" are key words what identify what the propose changed is.

The new title: "Changes to in-person & absentee voting & voter registration; provisional ballots" Doesn't mention "Photo Identification" or "Voter Identification". That makes...

Posted on 06/15/12 at 09:21 am in response to Commentary: 'Device tax' will cost money, jobs ... and lives

The math does work... and you wonder why we ship mfg jobs over seas....

Posted on 06/15/12 at 09:35 am in response to Commentary: 'Device tax' will cost money, jobs ... and lives

Why do we have tax codes with loopholes and more loopholes that require you to dig through more and more pages to find ways out of taxes... and of any company uses a loop hole they are screamed at for dodging taxes.

And yes GE got out of paying taxes... they also donated heavily the current president when he was running and took advantage some new "green" loopholes put in place by said president.

Not everybody has the funds to brib..er "donate" to president and lobby for...

Posted on 05/10/12 at 12:47 pm in response to Our street car lines — yesterday and today

You complain about a 30 minute drive, but as somebody who relied on public transit, that won't change just because you stop driving, in fact it takes longer.

Unless you are lucky enough to live and work on a single line, you will have transfer to another line (or 2 or 3). That is more down time. Not to mention if you miss the train/bus (it will happen, no matter how well you plan something will come up).

And as for buses or trains, I'll back the bus every time. The bus routes...

Posted on 04/09/12 at 03:03 pm in response to Gov. Dayton vetoes Voter ID bill, but it goes on November ballot anyway

Nice FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) attack.

You can't cash a check with out ID. You can't get on a plane with out ID, You can't get a credit card with out ID. You can't get a bank account with out ID. You can't do anything with out ID... but you don't see anybody claiming disenfranchisement or suppression about those things.

The Indiana and Georgia Voter ID laws have not only been upheld by the supreme court, but praised it. They also show a stronger minority turn out since...