Thursday, August 04, 2005

Pawlenty: Legislature needs accountability

Gov. Pawlenty has unvieled his plan for preformance based pay for legislators after their inability to get anything done the past two years.

Stay tuned for a play by play of Tom Rukavina's angry rant.

14 Comments:

At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Pat said...

Shouldn't Pawlenty also be paid based on this scheme? Wasn't he also a do-nothing legislator before he became Gov?

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Your argument is not only weak, but flawed. This is no "sceme." You DFLers are just pissed you didn't think of it first.

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Minnesota Democrats Exposed said...

Pat - Republican Minnesota is correct. You are just upset tha Pawlenty beat you to the punch.

 
At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Pat said...

"Scheme" means a "systematic plan of action" in this instance, not a devious plot. Words can mean more than one thing.

His pledge, that he ended up breaking, tied his hands and could have been one of the reasons why the shutdown happened.

Pawlenty was the GOP leader in the legislature, you're telling me that his sessions were always productive?

Also, money should not be an incentive for legislators to do their jobs. That's what elections are for.

 
At 8:29 AM, Blogger GOPWingman said...

Correction:
Pawlenty was the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, like Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Eden Prairie) is now.

The shutdown occurred cause the Dems decided it was time for theatrics instead of working on making a deal.

 
At 8:37 AM, Anonymous pat said...

Pawlenty did veto a bill that passed both houses. That kept the shutdown going.

Wingnut, "Majority Leader of the House of Representatives" is what I mean by "GOP leader in the legislature."

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Your stupidity is eclipsed only by your ignorance. Pawlenty vetoed no bills during the shutdown.

Are you making things up because you are insecure with your beliefs, or just really that stupid?

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger PleaseGodNotHillary said...

Pat said, "Money should not be an incentive for legislators to do their jobs."

What's wrong with incentive pay for legislators? If it's good enough for the rest of the free world, then it sure as hell is good enough for them.

Liberals(exasperated groan)!

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger GOPWingman said...

Pat said...

Could you please cite for me which bill the governor vetoed that made the shutdown occur? I would appreciate knowing the file number.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Apparently a sense of civic duty isn't enough for liberals.

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, how's the search coming along for that long lost bill?

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous pat said...

What I meant to say was that his veto of the transportation bill was the cause of the shutdown in the first place. His refusal to sign any bill that had a tax increase prolonged it.

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

So you were wrong! Ha! That is simply untrue. The DFL did not put forth a single conprimise until well after the shutdown occured. The DFL thmbed ther nose at all of the state's union workers just to make Pawlenty look bad.

So the shudown occured because Palwenty vetoed a bill well before the end of the orignial legislative session? The same bill that wasn't a sticking point during negotiations? The same bill that would unfairly tax greater Minnesotan residents?

Dude, yuo must be high on something.

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger GOPWingman said...

I dunno about you, but with gas prices where they are right now, I'm very glad the Governor vetoed the transportation bill. Would you like to be paying more in gas taxes?

 

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