Tag Archives: 2010

2010 Elections : How the ME Generation Voted

“I’ve got mine—good luck getting yours.” I thought the ME generation was those that were born in the 1970’s but based on the 2010 Elections, it seems the ME generation is the BabyBoomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). James Surowiecki writes about the shift in senior citizens voters. Here are his key points : […]

Asking the $86,000 Question

Tom Emmer offered some interesting observations during the campaign … — We live in a world where spending beyond our means is not an option — The elimination of wasteful government spending starts with the elected officials who are the watchdogs of the state taxpayer dollar — Put the people first – not government bureaucracies, […]

MN-01 : The Triumvirate Breaks Up

The handwriting was on the wall, yet why did it take so long ? Al Quie has finally formally announced his endorsement in Minnesota’s First District. After fellow Republicans Dave Durenburger and Arne Carlson had endorsed Tim Walz (D-MN-01) for another term, there may have been some wondering what Al Quie would do. After all, […]

Photo : Muscatine Journal - Mr. Kline and candidate Miller-Meeks

St. Louis Park kid asks a Great Question

Thomas Friedman writes another great column … first, lamenting about our choices this election and candidates that are promoting many of the very same ideas that got us into this mess. Am I hearing right ? Let’s have more tax cuts, unlinked to any specific spending cuts and while we’re still fighting two wars — […]

MN-02 : Kline Breaks PLEDGE and Still Gets Endorsed

The Conventional Wisdom is that the problem with schools today is that too many lazy, underperforming students just get passed from grade to grade without thoughtful evaluation of their worthiness … well, that must be the process that the ECM editorial staff used to endorse John Kline to represent Minnesota’s Second District. As Dave Mindeman […]

MN-GOV : Emmer Wants to Cut Doctor’s Taxes

Tom Emmer’s stump speech is so familiar : “It’s not the time to increase taxes to preserve the growth of government. It’s time to reduce taxes, streamline government and free the entrepreneurial spirit that is in Minnesota to start creating jobs.” Yet, what does he mean ? Whose taxes will be reduced ? On Friday, […]

EYES on MN-03 : Dollars From Doctors

Observation : Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. (by Roul Turley) Although healthcare reform now progressing into the implementation stage, that doesn’t mean the battle is over. Karl Rove has alluded to the Obama Administration having an “enemies list” … well, let’s just say that some groups are willing to […]