Friday, August 19, 2005

TPL on TP

The TPL of MN (that's the Tim Pawlenty-haters League) released their scorecard for 2005 to KvM today. Not surprisingly, they call the cigarette fee a "tax." Instead of donating money this year to an organization that rips Republicans for sport, I suggest anyone serious about electing Republicans purchase a "I am MDE" shirt.

13 Comments:

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why purchase that (rather lame) shirt? So that Cafe press and MDE make some money? MDE could not possibly donate the proceeds to any campaign because disclosure laws prohibit anonymous donations (well, except if he wanted to give to the Socialist Worker's Party candidates, they are exempted from disclosure laws). The MN TPL is an *ideological* group. TimPa raised taxes on cigarettes, that goes against their ideology, therefore he deserves that rating. The TPL is a non-partisan group anyway. What is it with you and MDE, you have some sort of mutual masturbation going on (I know, I know, Republicans don't know how to masturbate).

 
At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you are soooooo gay.

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Now that Gov. Pawlenty has said he won't sign the pledge, Strom will soon be irrelevant...just as it was prior to the pledge.

 
At 6:53 AM, Blogger lloydletta said...

The Taxpayer's League will not be irrelevant if they play their cards right.

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I'm sorry, but with all due respect, everybody knows you aren't a Republican. So can you just stop pretending and leave the inter-party stuff to the real Republicans.

 
At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Ms. Young start the "Progressives for Krinkie" caucus?

Join or run for the shrubbery?

Decisions, decisions.

 
At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should change your slogan to "such a shill for Pawlenty, it's shameless." You must be gunning for Brian McClung's job.

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Hey, I'm nobody's monkey.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Zack said...

don't kid yourself

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger lloydletta said...

Nope, I don't think much of the Michele Bachmann wing of the GOP. I happen to think Krinkie stood on principle on the fiscal issues - and Pawlenty does not.

I also don't agree with the taxpayer's league pledge - and think Pawlenty had no business signing it - but since he signed it, the taxpayer's league shouldn't be faulted for pointing out that he's breaking his pledge.

I agree with the TPL on stadium taxes and expansion of gambling. I disagree with them on transit issues - and think the governor is right to support the Northstar corridor.

I find Pawlenty's efforts to stick it to Hennepin County residents with a stadium tax to be breaking his pledge to the taxpayer's league. I hope the Taxpayer's League scores that vote if they have that idiotic stadium session.

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I bet if it were a WNBA stadium, you wouldn't complain.

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger lloydletta said...

Yes I would. And it's not a WNBA stadium.

And it adds insult to injury to stick it to Hennepin County taxpayers without a referendum. In Minneapolis, we voted to increase taxes for schools and the library and planetarium. We'd vote against a stadium - and that's why they don't want a referendum.

I am also a University alumni, and was irritated that the alumni association sent out something asking us to ask the legislators to support the gopher's stadium. I happen to think there are higher priorities for the University of Minnesota - and would like to see state $ going to the U be for the sciences.

I'm also one who thinks the Guthrie would probably have been able to build without state bonding. However - working near the Guthrie - I can say this - the Guthrie is going to improve the area near that. Stadiums do not do that. The area near the Dome is horrible. And though stadium boosters claim that the stadium will improve the area near the garbage incinerator, economic impact data doesn't bear that out.

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Since when did you become little Miss Fiscal Conservative?

 

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