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Todd Hintz

St. Louis Park, MN
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Posted on 01/29/15 at 11:44 am in response to How Senate Republicans are planning to respond to Dayton's budget

Let me go out on a limb here and guess at what the GOP budget will look like. It'll include tax cuts for the wealthy and businesses, slashing money for human services, borrow money from schools, slash LGA, but only for large cities, and defund the ACA website.

Did I miss anything? Oh, and they'll put a rider in there to ban abortions after the first thirty minutes.

Posted on 01/29/15 at 05:02 pm in response to How Senate Republicans are planning to respond to Dayton's budget

People can already send their kids to a private school--just go and pay for it yourself.

I think it's a hoot that a conservative is actively using the phrase "empowers the poor and most vulnerable." If conservatives really were that concerned with the downtrodden they would have voted for unemployment extensions during the Great Recession and would fight for universal health care instead of trying to repeal Obamacare.

I've got my tickets right here for the first George Takei Wits show. Can't wait to go!

We already tried to wrong efficiencies from the system and you know what that got us? A major freeway bridge collapsed in the middle of a metropolitan area because they were re-decking the damn thing when they should have been replacing it. But our Republican governor at the time, Tim Pawlenty, wanted to do the minimum necessary to get by and "wring efficiencies from the system."

Brilliant flippin' idea.

Look, it takes money to build a society. You can cheap out on it and,...

Posted on 01/28/15 at 07:56 am in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

Whenever the subject of jobs comes up, the Republican's first and only response is "we need to reduce taxes on corporations and the 'job creators' and reduce regulations." Never mind that it's demand that creates jobs, not some rich person getting another $10,000 back on their taxes while middle and lower class wages are stagnant.

Posted on 01/28/15 at 12:33 pm in response to Do Republicans really care about 'people like you'?

You're right on the money with that perception. The GOP were the ones who voted against extending unemployment benefits during the Great Recession.

They also
-Want to insert the government between women and their doctors via abortion restrictions, vaginal ultrasound, and birth control restrictions.
-Want to reduce taxes to businesses and the wealthy, even though they're already rich. What do they need yet more tax cuts for?
-Are vehemently opposed to universal...

Posted on 01/27/15 at 12:01 pm in response to Dayton goes big with transportation plan

The 35W bridge collapsed in what, 2007, and Republicans are STILL saying we need to study the issue some more? How much more time do they need to run the numbers and get some scope on the issue? Seriously! Seven years isn't enough time to pick up a phone and call MNDot? Even if the budget figures are sent via stage coach instead of email it shouldn't take this long to get it together.

Sorry, man, but it sounds like they're being deliberately obtuse so they can kick the can down...

Posted on 01/27/15 at 12:32 pm in response to Minnesota needs to attract outsiders to offset population loss

And people say we don't need immigrants...

Government was created to cater to we, the people, not we, the businesses. If you want to remain closed on Sunday, then by all means do so! But don't force all the other businesses to also closed just because you don't feel like being open.

As far as people sobering up on Sundays, your morality is not my concern and should not be imposed on me. You have no idea what someone else's work schedule is like and when they can fit friends and family into their social calendar. For most...

"Driver's [sic] pay a gasoline tax..."

I'm sure you're not aware that most bikers also own cars, so they're paying gasoline tax, license fees, and road maintenance even though they use the roads less. According the the article below, those fees only account for about 14% of the cost of a road in Minneapolis. Guess who pays the rest?