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jody rooney

withrow, MN
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Posted on 10/17/14 at 09:05 pm in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

shown on table 2-8 of this report:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/tobacco/mats2010finalfeport.pdf

Shows that lower income people are more likely to smoke than those of higher incomes

And lower income folks will pay more of the tax then it is regressive.

Another look can be seen here on the CDC...

Posted on 10/17/14 at 09:08 pm in response to GOP targets Met Council as campaign issue

for a seat on the council? He is so sensible.

Posted on 10/16/14 at 02:14 pm in response to Can the Met Council be tamed?

although I would probably take Jim Nobles advice on anything and really think the hybrid is a good pragmatic alternative for the whiners.

The issue isn't about equity it's about vision and coordination and it is much easier for a central body making objective decisions to do just that.

The transportation network is not just about commuters it is also about moving goods. make the The new Stillwater bridge is not redundant, look at the map in Wisconsin. Try to find good...

Posted on 10/15/14 at 11:25 am in response to Stanley Hubbard is a major contributor to Koch brothers' new super PAC

If Mr. Hubbard's values include anything like compassion then he should match his political contributions with contributions to help homeless youth or some other group so that they can become self sufficient.

How about comparisons of political and charitable giving. Not faux charities that say they are education organizations that spew political propaganda in the guise of education, but ones that put food in people's stomachs, a roof over their head, pays for education of...

They use to be responsible for training and with them you got well trained workers pretty much right off the street.

Now I think Connie is quite right - businesses are asking to government to foot the bill for their pre on the job training. Become a union shop and you won't have to worry about training.

Is anything that doesn't affirm white male superiority considered hate speech?

Besides we in Minnesota always knew Lief Erickson landed on the North American Content well be fore Columbus. Then of course there is St. Brenden and his mad monks.

But be that as it may: I believe the true first inhabitants some might say first discoverers (I don't believe we have found any pre homo sapiens here) came here much, much earlier.

Posted on 10/13/14 at 10:33 am in response to Why some Medicare outpatients pay more at Minnesota's rural hospitals

I wonder what the impact is on health outcomes by state.

Posted on 10/13/14 at 10:44 am in response to Major agreement in archdiocese sex abuse cases to be announced Monday

You mean like say the League of Women Voters who use to manage the debates (might I add at no cost to the government) until they were given the boot by parties.

And Mr. Brodkorb wants to replace them with a paid commission. Here I thought he was a smaller government fewer taxes Republican.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 07:00 pm in response to Dayton likes infrastructure tax, Chamber of Commerce not so much

You are free to go elsewhere any time you would like. I mean no one should stay if they don't like it. If you would like a free ride state there is always the south. Their taxes are low but they sure get a lot of federal money. Now let's see Texas has no parks so if that isn't of value to you go there.

If you can't move because you have a job or are going to school here, well duh.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 07:03 pm in response to Dayton likes infrastructure tax, Chamber of Commerce not so much

probably benefit most from a good transportation system.