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Tom Anderson

Coon Rapids, MN
Commenter for
6 years 9 weeks

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Posted on 06/11/14 at 08:26 pm in response to Senate Republicans block Franken student loan bill

Does it really pay to refinance? And what about the deal agreed to last year?

Posted on 06/09/14 at 06:58 pm in response to Yet another archbishop can't remember much

Why there was a statute of limitations. Is this guy even older than Archbishop Flynn who is in his 80's?

Posted on 05/29/14 at 07:05 pm in response to Franken, Peterson, Walz: Shinseki should resign

Are our legislators right or wrong to ask for the resignation or not? Should the President demand the resignation? (Relax, there will be some other government job for the man to do.)

Posted on 05/28/14 at 07:35 pm in response to Minnesota transportation advocates woo business after 2014’s failure

But only paid for by one leg (gas taxes). Seems fair. Can't see why there wasn't more support.

Wants people to purchase their phones and electronic devices from out of state. If the companies that make the devices don't include "kill switches" will Best Buy stores just have empty shelves where the electronic used to be?

Posted on 05/14/14 at 07:25 pm in response to After rate jump, Senate Democrats push new student-loan plan

"We believe the rest of America should have a fair shot at an affordable education.” Agreed. What do loan rates have to do with college being affordable?

"we need to let students refinance their debt the same way that people do on their homes" And who doesn't refinance their home every year?

"allow borrowers to refinance their student loans to last year’s low 3.9 percent interest rate" Why shouldn't we all get to refinance at a lower rate from some past time? In fact, why...

Posted on 05/14/14 at 07:01 pm in response to DFL-GOP bonding bill blowup a day before vote

The project spans three states and when Congress didn't come up with the promised money it left a lot of Minnesotans without basic water service. Give the city of Luverne credit though, they've coughed up over $400,000 and are likely to put up another $1 million. Local control would be quite applicable to things like civic centers and arenas and ballparks, all things that the state is quite willing to fund.

Posted on 05/14/14 at 08:31 pm in response to Why are Senate DFLers blocking the toughest payday loan restrictions?

Actually the answer is probably more supply and demand. If less people were in such desperate means there wouldn't be so many loans necessary. In the meantime, people should be free conduct personal business amongst themselves.

Since a special session in a bonding year would be catastrophic for the DFL, the best move for the Legislature is to drop the completed bill on the Governor's desk on the last day so there won't be time to vote on a different bill.

I also don't understand how NOT including something in a bill results in ‘the Governor having "something rammed down my throat.’"

On the other hand, if that's how the Governor would actually feel, then he'd understand how about half the state feels...

Posted on 05/12/14 at 05:30 pm in response to Candidate case study: Looking for straight answers from McFadden

This story "well" is going to dry up and then where are we?