GOP's lips say 'yes' to jobs; actions say 'no'

  • Article by: PAUL THISSEN
  • Updated: April 10, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Minnesota House minority leaders says the Republican party has been either off-course or an obstacle for Minnesotans in need.

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totaltruthApr. 10, 1210:57 PM

""GOP's lips say 'yes' to jobs; actions say 'no'""

___Yup... That is in stark contrast to ""Obama's lips say 'no' to jobs; actions say 'no'""

___Obama's policy of pushing his anti business policies and rhetoric tells us that he absolutely does not want to add jobs in the United States...

___But it does appear that he wants U.S. businesses to add jobs overseas!!!!

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wcentralApr. 10, 1211:16 PM

What a remarkable contact to the fear that rules at the legislature. They are scared someone might vote without a picture ID, oblivious to the fact that our open voting-same day registration has allowed Minnesota to have the highest level of citizen participation in the country. Zellers is worried that teachers and government workers are destroying our State, while Thissen sees teachers and government workers as indispensable in building a strong State. Senjem sees more tax breaks to health care execs making 20 million as job creation, Thissen sees that bonding for highway construction actually crates jobs now. Sviggum sees double dipping taxpayer dollars by attacking renter vredits

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falcon1679Apr. 10, 1211:20 PM

Rule of thumb for Republican speak. If their lips are moving, they're lying.

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wcentralApr. 10, 1211:28 PM

What a remarkable contact to the fear that rules at the legislature. They are scared someone might vote without a picture ID, oblivious to the fact that our open voting-same day registration has allowed Minnesota to have the highest level of citizen participation in the country. Zellers is worried that teachers and government workers are destroying our State, while Thissen sees teachers and government workers as indispensable in building a strong State. Senjem sees more tax breaks to health care execs making 20 million as job creation, Thissen sees that bonding for highway construction actually crates jobs now. Sviggum sees double dipping taxpayer dollars by attacking renter credits and health care for elderly as acceptable, Thiissen sees care of the poor and elderly as a responsibility of the haves. Keep up the good fight Rep Thissen. It's scary to have the GOP professing business acumen when they've run their own party to bankruptcy.

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mcjoe1Apr. 11, 12 1:11 AM

I have a feeling the election come November is going to come down to which party is willing to stand up for the middle class. The wealth gap in this country has reached dangerous levels, and the future of our democracy requires a correction here. The rich and powerful have been using their money more effectively in buying influence, and the world of partisan media and Internet news has been very successful for them. Rupert Murdoch's UK media empire has correctly picked and backed the winning Prime Minister over the past 3 decades. Having your chosen candidate win 100% of the time over 30 years, that's influence that money shouldn't be able to buy. Rupert's biggest media source over here is of course Fox News.

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dltrmtApr. 11, 12 2:37 AM

Walking the walk a is not just talking a good plan of action, which is what we've received from the Minnesota State GOP this (and last) legislative session. They come to their press conference and tell us how jobs are the primary focus (and that they did not have any plans to offer more amendment issues up for vote, but we knew better because, their lips were moving), actually agreeing with the DFL minority and Governor on this issue, then proceed to work on every social agenda their party could possibly muster while their only idea of a jobs bill consisted of more tax cuts and breaks for corporate while paying for it with the renters credit for our seniors, disabled and middle class, and even then leaving a deficit of over a BILLION dollars on the bill. I don't know much but I do know that every bill that has a cost must be paid for in full or it can not be put before the floor for a vote. These yahoos are so inept with the idea of actually paying for the bills they write it's no wonder that they are mired in debt and can't even make rent payments. I wonder if they can be evicted? I surly know they can be tossed out next November.

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Willy53Apr. 11, 12 6:25 AM

All we need to know is that republicans are still pushing the same tax cut/deregulation agenda that pushed us off the recession/depression cliff. How can anyone still believe this stuff. Their policies have never worked in the history of our nation. More tax cuts for business and corporations means simply more money in the pockes of the privlaged. Our economy will never recover if the middle class cannot spend and cannot send their children to college without life time debt. NOTHING the republicans have proposed will benefit either the economy or the vast majority of Minnesotans. This is so blatant I'm surprised any working person ever votes republican.

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thehoffersApr. 11, 12 7:13 AM

Trading political broadsides between two parties that both fail to come up with legitimate ideas is so, business as usual.

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bblylevenApr. 11, 12 7:18 AM

The corporate and political elites have funneled billions of dollars into their media empire trying to convince the middle class to vote against itsself very successfully. Democrats will have to do a much better job at clearly and simply defining why they are better equipped to lead America back to prosperity. In that respect this article is a step in the right direction.

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rms316Apr. 11, 12 7:37 AM

All lip service. Even in Wisc., Gov. Walker just vetoed a Equal Pay Amendment. How is that possible? The GOP does not have the best interests of most people in their agenda. The current batch of GOP'ers, whether they are in Minn., Wisc., Ohio, anywhere, need to be replaced.

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