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Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 12/16/14 at 08:15 am in response to Liberals protesting bad cops need to take on unions

Joe:

You have clearly broken lockstep with the wise liberals that closely follow these type of key liberal issues on the MinnPost comments.

I think that this one says it all: "'Disgusting' is about the only word I can think to use to describe this piece while still meeting comment submission standards."

It seems that you have been taken roundly to the wood shed for your thought on this topic. Speaking of woodshed, this bit of labor union news was reported by yesterday's...

Posted on 11/26/14 at 06:09 pm in response to A call for sales tax on cars and gasoline

That is the Minnesota Vehicle Sales Tax rate.

Who's purchasing cars sans sales tax?

Posted on 11/29/14 at 03:28 pm in response to A call for sales tax on cars and gasoline

That is not the way it works.

You cannot avoid sales tax by buying out of state; the tax is collected when the title is transferred and the vehicle is licensed in Minnesota.

Posted on 12/02/14 at 07:15 am in response to A call for sales tax on cars and gasoline

Back in 2007, the biggest destination for the MVST was the general fund; since 2007, the money has transitioned from the general fund to the Highway User Tax Distribution Fund and the Transit Fund. That is how the legislature cut the pie

According to this NPR report, the average new car price topped the $30,000 mark in 2012:

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Posted on 12/03/14 at 07:02 am in response to A call for sales tax on cars and gasoline

Your link backs my statement, "Back in 2007, the biggest destination for the MVST was the general fund." That year 46.25% went to the General Fund (the biggest pot); the next biggest pot is 30% to the Highway User Tax Distribution Fund.

What makes automobiles and gasoline different than TVs and blenders is that cars and gas are already heavily taxed. The state tax alone in Minnesota is $.30/gallon; $6 on every 20 gallon fuel fill. Roads benefit more than just those people owning and...

Something has never occurred. Does that mean it never will or it is long overdue? History is irrelevant.

The next President may be a Democrat, but not this Democrat.

I will comment on two reason this is the case. The first is that she is not a likable person nor a likable candidate. I am aware of the polls that have her winning the presidency in 2016. Those are the same polls that in 2006 had her winning the Presidency in 2008. Let's get excited about those polls!

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Posted on 11/17/14 at 01:17 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

In politics, as in life in general, there is an old tradition of minimizing a loss, finding an excuse (not enough of my friends showed up), presenting an analysis that minimizes the margin of defeat, and even find a silver lining or new opportunity.

It pretty much turned out like the polls predicted in the weeks running up to the election. There is nothing to indicate that the results would have been any different if turnout had been greater. Unless, of course, your math assumes...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 01:45 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

... of another old tradition employed to minimize loss.

Seeking comfort in the fact that your opponent has also experienced defeat, regardless of the passage of time or the margin of loss. I remember the time ...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 04:09 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

Who did that? Eric didn't nor did I.

Posted on 11/18/14 at 01:45 pm in response to John Harris on political B.S.

Truth only improves with age.

No greater case study than what you descibed, Hope & Change.