Budget triage ahead for state GOP

  • Article by: BRAD SCHRADE and PAUL MCENROE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: December 25, 2011 - 10:37 PM

Republicans will learn this week how deep in debt their party is - and who their leaders will be. Successors for both former GOP chairman Tony Sutton and former Majority Leader Amy Koch are to be chosen this week.

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forpeopleDec. 25, 11 9:32 PM

Ha, ha, and this is the party that is going to save state government from budget problems? And protect family values? Indeed, it seems like this is the party with no financial management abilities and a lack of values. I think we need to disband this party. It is totally out of touch anyway.

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norselandcDec. 25, 11 9:36 PM

Where are the Koch brothers when you need them?

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grmartin23Dec. 25, 11 9:48 PM

However the state Republicans came to be broke, it doesn't bode well for any of their candidates facing difficult challenges. It gets harder to make the case that you're the party that can "fix government" (not to mention being the "party of business") when you're bankrupt. Whoever is to blame, it's going to be a slight smudge on the image of the state party as a whole in the next election.

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suzukisvDec. 25, 11 9:53 PM

Clearly, their only course of action is to cut spending and not to consider raising any revenue in any way. It's no that they don't have enough money, it's that they just spend too much.

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petelnghDec. 25, 1110:21 PM

I really do love stories that point out the hypocrisy of those who constantly whine about "family values" and "fiscal responsibility". Just in case you've missed it; the lack both.

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dranderson99Dec. 25, 1110:26 PM

Financially bankrupt, intellectually bankrupt, and morally bankrupt. GOP RIP.

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perksDec. 25, 1110:29 PM

"Job Creators" please repay the people you borrowed money from. While you are working to lower taxes for the rich and reduce services for the poor and middle class you should not spend more money than you have in the bank. Will you still have this debt in the fall when you spend millions to run negative ads in the upcoming election.

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maddyinmplsDec. 25, 1110:32 PM

The pro-Pat Anderson spin doctors (what few there are) are having a field day in the Star Tribune. Shame on the Star Tribune for getting fed from one side. And also, shame on the Star Tribune for other stories. "Percolating on the Internet," or something like that is what you are calling it. Actually, it's called reporting, and you guys are playing catch-up. Star Tribune "Exclusive." Come on, it's Star Tribune catch-up. Don't mislead your readers. Many of them know better.

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smasicaDec. 25, 1110:47 PM

A failed restauranteur handling the state party's finances. Yeah, that was a smart move. Reap what you sow, right?

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wildfoxDec. 25, 1110:47 PM

"Republicans are supposed to be the party of fiscal management." ... but never are. Repubs spend and run without paying the bills! Kinda reminds me of our last POTUS and MN gov.

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