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Tim Walker

St. Paul, MN
Commenter for
6 years 13 weeks

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Posted on 04/08/14 at 07:55 am in response to DFLers minimum-wage deal: raises, indexing, delays, caps, overrides

Just one of the scare tactics (which thankfully failed) trotted out by businesses is this one: In Tuesday's Pioneer Press, a spokeswoman for the grocer's association claimed that retail grocers operate on a 1% profit margin.

What rot. No, strike that, what a total, bald-faced, straight-up lie.

Posted on 02/25/14 at 08:36 am in response to Minnesota Poll: 60% want surplus refunded to taxpayers

"It's not surprising that those who most believe in the collective are those who contribute to it the least."

Huh?

Last I checked, the corporations getting massive tax breaks and underpaying their share toward supporting a civil society were *against* the "collective" and *for* directing their wealth to their shareholders.

Just one more point of evidence that you live in a fact-free, upside-down world.

Posted on 02/13/14 at 04:49 pm in response to Marty Seifert: ‘Minnesota government costs too much’

Are you still a racist?

http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2009/04/politicians-minnesota-bu...

I ask because you expressed a very racist attitude at a debate in 2009. Here is the relevant passage:

Seifert then...

When a Minnesota resident calls Sen. Franken's office seeking help from his staff on some matter such as overcoming bureaucratic red tape, for example, Franken's staffer does not ask the caller his or her political ideology or whether he or she voted for Sen. Franken.

No, the staffer offers what help is available regardless of these factors.

Unlike a certain GOP Minnesota House Representative who did have such a political litmus test in place ...

Posted on 02/05/14 at 08:48 am in response to More are eligible for heating assistance

The crown jewel, in my opinion, of Block E was the infamous Moby Dick's bar and pool room.

Now, I can't say that I was a regular, but I did enjoy my time spent there back in the day.

Sigh.

I miss a lot of things that I used to enjoy as a twentysomething ...

Posted on 01/27/14 at 08:57 am in response to Minnesota adds 9,500 jobs in December; unemployment rate stays at 4.6%

And in Wisconsin, the economy is stagnating or in decline.

Thanks, Gov. Walker, for applying your union-busting, ideologically driven austerity measures in my home state.

The results are awesome!

Surely you've reached your campaign pledge of adding 250,000 jobs by now, right?

Posted on 01/13/14 at 10:17 am in response to Vikings stadium bond sales delayed; 2016 opening imperiled

Clearly, John, female murderers are better at evading the law. It's the only possible explanation, right?

Posted on 01/03/14 at 10:59 am in response to Darn you, Michael Moore, for telling the politically uncomfortable truth

As others have said, what President Obama should have done was push hard for single-payer from the outset, then agree to the jury-rigged structure in the ACA only after the GOP countered with that. It was, after all, their general idea.

Then, the GOP would have declared victory because in their minds, they averted socialism and kept Obama from implementing a government takeover of health care.

Of course, that's only speculation, and while I suppose that such a scenario *might*...

Posted on 12/03/13 at 05:29 pm in response to Minnesota Tea Party Patriots support repeal of income tax

"Once the democrats got a taste of other people's money they were hooked."

And yet, GOPers have been in and out of power in the last 150 years, and they have also not been able to wean themselves from the sweet, sweet manna of the income tax.

Why not?

Your hyper-partisanship has resulted in permanent blinders that prevent you from seeing reality.

Posted on 11/27/13 at 08:58 am in response to Willmar City Council is irredeemably dysfunctional, consultant says

Update: Duluth Mayor Don Ness declined his pay increase.