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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
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I would love to see your suggestion come to be but how do we get there?

Currently elections are not about ideas anymore, they are strictly about negative ads, platitudes and political claptrap. November 4th was an off year election and the 2016 election officially started Wednesday November 5th. Politicians are running 24/7, 365 days a year, not based on their accomplishments, because many have none, but based on what their puppeteers want them to be saying and doing. On the flip...

Posted on 11/24/14 at 10:31 am in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

recently rated Minnesota 5th best in the nation for their business climate. Wisconsin was rate 32nd. Lookout Wisconsin Walker is likely to make a presidential run. So he can look presidential you are about to go on a crazy ride ala Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty stole from the educational funds so he could balance the budget and ultimately left the state $6,000,000,000 in debt. Mr. Pawlenty didn't even want to live in the mess he created so he left the state. So much for effective rational...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 08:09 pm in response to More reaction to Obama's immigration move

Immigration isn't a political issue it is a very moral issue that politicians have to fix, but won't. The immigration problem was created by politicians through decades of inaction. Mexicans were allowed to come here to work for abusively low wages because, according to politicians, they were the only ones who would do the work. Immigration isn't a political issue it is a very moral issue. The Mexican's did their work, many had children, and now their families contain Mexican citizens...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 12:25 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

The politician don’t know what to do with immigration because of their decades of inaction. This is a case where they should deal with it no matter the political consequences. If it is a major problem harming the country as the GOP claims, it’s their job to keep harm from happening in and to our country.
For years politicians have turned a blind eye to America's immigration problem because it benefitted their district. The Bush administration response to illegal immigration was...

Posted on 11/22/14 at 08:21 am in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

“THEY CAN COME BECAUSE THEY WILL DO THE JOBS NO ONE ELSE WILL DO”. Those are Bush's words not mine. You know as well as I do proposing something in politics is a political ploy so they can say they tried. There is a chasm between proposing and accomplishing. That is why congress has a stunning 8% approval rating. Now the GOP has two years to prove they can govern. It is going to be hard to get the word No out of their lexicon so they can govern. I bet your new leadership poster boy...

Posted on 11/19/14 at 02:20 pm in response to More than 90,000 undocumented immigrants in Minnesota

The politician don’t know what to do with immigration because of their decades of inaction. This is a case where they should deal with it no matter the political consequences. If it is a major problem harming the country, it’s their job to keep harm from happening in and to our country.
For years politicians have turned a blind eye to America's immigration problem because it benefitted their district. The Bush administration response to illegal immigration was always “THEY CAN COME...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 11:23 am in response to Mr. President: Act now on immigration

The politician don’t know what to do with immigration because of their decades of inaction. This is a case where they should deal with it no matter the political consequences. If it is a major problem harming the country, as the GOP claims, it’s their job to keep harm from happening in and to our country.

For years politicians have turned a blind eye to America's immigration problem because it benefitted their district. The Bush administration response to illegal immigration was...

Posted on 11/18/14 at 08:24 am in response to Mr. President: Act now on immigration

I understanding why sweeping G.W. Bush under the carpet is a goal for the GOP. I just repeated Bush's mantra on immigration. “THEY CAN COME BECAUSE THEY WILL DO THE JOBS NO ONE ELSE WILL DO”. Of course not everyone will agree on an approach to immigration, that's America. The party of NO has nothing to cry about because they could participate in improving our immigration system if they didn't have to have it all their way.

President Obama didn't get an explicit warning from...

Posted on 11/11/14 at 07:27 am in response to Paul Molitor can't save the Twins

Not until Mauer's no trade contract runs out. His contract is sucking the financial life right out of the team. Never has anyone been paid so much and performed so little. Mauer has been injury prone, can't be counted on for a hit with runners on base, for a big guy he has very little power. Joe leaving is the key to the Twins improving. When he leaves then they can start paying for pitcher and hitters. Molitor will have his hands full to improve the team. He doesn't lack personal...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 12:47 pm in response to The seven biggest takeaways from Minnesota's 2014 election

I voted, but turn out was low because of absolute voter burnout. 24/7, 365 days a year campaigning, nothing but burned out talking point that say nothing, facts are totally unimportant, polls are measuring the money race and not accomplishments (because there are none), the activist SCOTUS' Citizen United decision does anything but unite citizens, with good reason the politicians negative poll numbers are sky high, the next election starts before the polls from the current election close,...