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greg copeland

st. paul, MN
Commenter for
4 years 32 weeks

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Posted on 11/01/11 at 08:20 pm in response to 'No!' is current Capitol answer to a public subsidy for Vikings stadium

Good People of Minnesota:

I am claiming VICTORY on behalf of all those 500 citizens who attended the Ramsey County Charter Commission Public Hearings to oppose the Ramsey County Commissioners efforts to ram a $675 million, 30 year half percent sales tax increase down our throats. The Ramsey County Commissioners who contracted in May 2011 with the Vikings to take away our Ramsey County Charter rights to a People's referendum vote on the $675 Million Sales Tax will pay the price for...

The 200,000 plus 'officially' jobless Minnesotans
can only wonder why it took 10 months for Governor Dayton to hold his jobs summit today.

Why did the Governor not invite anyone among the unemployed to attend this 'sold-out' event, as the Governor's web site described it yesterday?

This summit was just another gathering of the usual experts on creating full employment: the corporate clients of the public relations firm that organized this 'jobs summit', union leaders,...

Posted on 10/20/11 at 04:22 pm in response to 16 GOP legislators say no new taxes for stadium

Sorry...Conservatives don't buy Stadiums for Billionaires...I applaude Legislators who willing to tell Zygi and Dayton, NO NEW TAXES... If want to buy Zygi a new stadium, by a Full Priced Ticket! Don't ask the rest of us to subsidize your entertainment to the tune of over a Billion Dollars...$675 Million,interest costs included, from a new 30 year Ramsey County sales; and another $300 Million from Minnesota's empty bank account, means paying off $600 Million, principle and interest on 30...

Posted on 10/21/11 at 11:39 am in response to McCollum hosts Vikings meeting in D.C.

Hey Betty get a grip...The "significant commitment" you "applaud" in your PR statement is the Ramsey County Commissioners undemocratic decision demanding 30 years of new sales tax collections from the People of Ramsey County, $675 Million of the People's MONEY to benefit your good buddy, Billionaire Zygi Wilf...All done Without A People's Referendum.

I hope the voters punish you for your shameless shilling with OUR Money for this New Jersey Billionaire and his Team of nearly win-less...

Posted on 10/19/11 at 11:20 am in response to NFL worried about 'alternative plan in another city'

Don't by the NFL Hype!

If you don't like the idea of our Legislators spending your tax dollars to participate in a Special Session in November to tax us in the future for the benefit of Zygi Wilf's Viking Corporation; Call Governor Dayton today at 651-201-3400 and tell him! NO SPECIAL SESSION IN 2011!

Posted on 10/18/11 at 12:13 pm in response to Social Security: Seniors to see COLA increase in 2012

St. Paul Seniors Don't Spend Your 3.5% to 3.7% Social Security COLA Increase until you pay your property taxes, which are slated to grow by $15,152,240 for Capitol City residents.

The City of St. Paul is planning a 6.5% property tax hike.None of this includes the new round of 2012 tax hikes known as street maintenance assessments in St.Paul which were mailed out last week.

The St Paul Public Schools want 3.6% more in taxes, and Ramsey County is seeking a 1.7% tax increase for...

Posted on 10/18/11 at 12:39 pm in response to Veteran Sen. Ann Rest sees familiar stadium scenario playing out

Governor Dayton should cancel his schedule of meetings this week being held to please Zygi Wilf and Viking's fans and skip five weeks of public relations gymnastics to justify a Special Session of Legislature to spend money Minnesota does not have on a stadium.

Instead the Governor such tell his staff to go work drafting legislation for a Minnesota Economic Growth Plan. We need a JOBS Initiative to put 220,000 officially unemployed citizens back to work and reform of the Minnesota's...

Posted on 10/18/11 at 01:52 am in response to Class divides America -- and conflicts reflect a broader battle

Governor Dayton's People's Stadium seems to illustrate David Schultz's column. Why it's a teachable moment right here in River City.

The Lake Woebegone-Ramsey County Commissioner's have contracted with the Viking's to build a billion dollar stadium for the benefit of a New Jersey Billionaire's private corporation with $675 Million of the People's money, taxed away from them over 30 years on purchases large and small.

This new sales tax for Viking Entertainment will, according...

Posted on 10/11/11 at 02:04 pm in response to Another hearing on proposed Ramsey County sales tax hike for stadium

TRUTH IN BOND ISSUES...Ramsey Co. Share will cost
$674,907,878 in New Sales Taxes

The Media, new and old, continue to discount the actual cost of the proposed Ramsey County "contribution" to Zygi's Stadium.

The Ramsey County Board of County Commissioners paid their financial consultant, Springstead, to produce a 30 year Sales Tax Revenue Bond Schedule showing the cost to retire the $375,550,000 bond issue for the proposed new Viking's Stadium.

Springstead's...

Posted on 10/10/11 at 02:00 pm in response to Growing pains: LRT construction tough on some businesses

Come on Swifty this the DFL's Billion Dollar Public Works Jobs Program, Obama Phase I; Obama Phase II is in Congress... Of course the irony is that St.Paul's Jobless Rate has gotten worse;Yes, actually increased over the last two years of Light Rail Transit construction.

Here is the JOBS CRISIS story the old media, nor the new media writers, have reported in their on-going years of coverage devoted to multiple press conferences and visits by the US Secretary of Transportation hosted...