More signs point to a lengthy siege

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON, ERIC ROPER and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: July 10, 2011 - 7:43 AM

"If this thing goes to the State Fair," said Rep. Larry Howes, "it will probably go to January."

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furguson11Jul. 9, 11 6:40 PM

legislature pay and per diem is not essential if they are not doing any work.

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mpdad1638Jul. 9, 11 6:40 PM

Koch & Zellers are busy with jobs, jobs, jobs to worry about any type of compromise.

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bakagaijinJul. 9, 11 6:47 PM

I do hope these legislators understand that as far as I am concerned they are all fired. I will not vote for any incumbent in the next election. I'm all for spending cuts and lower taxes but I am not for what is going on now. If you can't make it work without shutting down the government then you are not fit for the job and: FIRED.

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stevensp0Jul. 9, 11 6:47 PM

Koch and Zellers have planned this shutdown with their party leaders since January. They are ruthless and are holding the middle class and poor of Minnesota hostage along with 22,000 workers. They think they have the trump cards because Governor Dayton actually cares about who gets hurt. Who do you think is working for average Minnesotans?

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ttwo67Jul. 9, 11 6:48 PM

Both parties need to get there act together NOW.

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changeagent2010Jul. 9, 11 6:48 PM

The Repubs & Tea partiers are getting their way -- Are you "small govt" types happy now? Like it or not, this is what the reality of your ideology looks like. Turns out everybody is going to feel the pain sooner or later -- just as soon as you "need" govt. services or assistance -- not some nameless "somebody else" who you think is "sucking off the teat". Not so much fun is it?

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RF6700Jul. 9, 11 6:54 PM

If a long shutdown is the solution to our massive spending problem, then I'm all for it.

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farm4goodJul. 9, 11 6:57 PM

As long as the legislature does not show up for work, not only cut there pay, but cut there health benefits.

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RF6700Jul. 9, 11 6:58 PM

stevensp0, Dayton has the same Marxist idiology as Obama who is taking this country down the wrong path, and we need to stop these guys right now.

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themostancieJul. 9, 11 7:01 PM

Dayton has the same Marxist idiology as Obama...and apparently Reagan, nixon, Eisenhower, Bush I and II...progressive taxation and government works programs.

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