Notes from all over

by GDA


The IRRRB is getting a lot of attention, again. The Senate bill is backed by Sen. Bakk and the DFL, while the House bill (Rep. Tom Hackbarth's) is backed by the Republicans.
Everyone knows that the IRRRB has been used, somewhat, to garner votes by their doling out of funds. If you look at the money they have gone through since its inception 40 years or so ago, it is hard to see where they have helped the economy. The money they gave out to cities and townships would have bought a very large business that would have employed thousands. The taxes they would have paid just might have done the same for cities and townships as the way the IRRRB has given out money.
Reorganizing the IRRRB so that it can help grow our economy as it was set up to do, should be the goal of both parties.
It would be nice to have our political parties as concerned about the people as they are about themselves and their parties.
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I know I could never vote for Hillary Clinton for president. I just don't trust her and I know she wouldn't have the backs of our people in the Armed Forces. Trump is interesting, though. I like the statement that came out, "When both the Republican Establishment and the Democratic Establishment attack the same candidate, then you know you've found your guy."
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With all the problems in the world and in this country, isn't it interesting that the big debate is whether a transgender can urinate in the women's bathroom? Seems like we have a lot of problems more urgent than this one. Face it, there are approximately 300,000 transgender people, although I don't know how they came up with that figure. I didn't know there was such a big problem.
The fact of the matter is, the powers that be bring up something like this to take our minds off the real problems.
By the way, did you know that the conservatives in this country are supposed to own 200 million guns and 12 trillion rounds of ammo? As they say, "If we were violent, you'd know it."
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The good news is that the 2016 Minnesota Legislature is coming to an end. Yeah, they haven't done much, but that is good for us, the taxpayers who have to pay for their shenanigans.
They have had a good ol' time down in St. Paul. There have been a lot of meetings, but not much has happened. Their biggest goal is to see which party can spend the $900 million surplus. Now, if that was in private life, we would pay off bills or save it, but these people can't wait to spend it. They could use it to cut taxes and bring Minnesota away from being one of the most taxed states around. That just could bring in some businesses and jobs.
No, they won't do that. How can they buy votes with ideas like that?
Well, your senator or representatives just might be back in your neighborhood, soon. Ask him or her some tough questions if you can find them. They tend to gather in groups away from the public eye.
Heck, ask them why we need such a large Legislature?
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The weather is getting better, have a good week fishing.