A couple of points;
A couple of points;
1. During his two terms as Governor of Minnesota, he has used innovative and conservative leadership to balance the state’s budget, cut spending, reform health care and improve schools without raising taxes.
2. Under his leadership, Minnesota has nation-leading health care, the highest school test scores, and a leading economy.
3. He worked while attending the University of Minnesota, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. He went on to earn his law degree and become a criminal prosecutor.
4. He was elected to the local city council in 1989 and to the state House of Representatives three years later. In the state House, he quickly rose to become the Republican majority leader, and led efforts to enact the largest tax cuts in Minnesota history.
5. After being elected governor in 2002, Tim kept his campaign promise and balanced the budget every year without raising taxes. In fact, he cut taxes by nearly $800 million, moving Minnesota out of the top 10 highest taxed states – a goal of every Minnesota governor for over 30 years.
6. While keeping a lid on taxes, he has championed innovative education and health care reforms that are national models. A firm believer in the power of competition, his health care reforms made price and quality more transparent for patients, moving the health care system towards paying for and achieving better health care outcomes.
7. To make sure Minnesota school children are prepared for the modern economy, his education reforms hold teachers accountable, rewarding the best with a groundbreaking performance-pay system.
8. He didn't quit. ;)
Look, I like Sarah Palin and think she is very good for the conservative movement in America. Could she be the POTUS? I think she could. Is she the best choice and does she have a good shot at winning? I do not think so.
Might as well let Obama win. That way at least if and when the economy goes to complete and utter hell, you can blame him.
What is this efficency and diversity rather than monolithic mass consumption of energy you speak of. You mean Ethanol which takes almost as much oil to produce and is a heavy polluter. Uses a food source to make this crap and imposes a import tax on it from Brazil cause they can make it much cheaper by using sugar cane instead of corn. Or wind power where 80% of the $1.7 billion that was supposed to create jobs in this country was farmed out to foreign firms. The billion or two that Pickens invested did not work out too good for him did it. Or how about the train in CA that will be built by a foreign company and they will even finance it for us. What a deal; these green jobs are causing those dollar bills to fly right out of this country and creating no or few frigging jobs at the same.
FYI, natural gas is the cheapest and cleanest form of energy. So why does the Federal government piss our money away to heavly subsidize these greenie bondoggles rather than promote natural gas. Oh, that's right. It is a fossil fuel so it is evil, and we need to tax the shit out of it. If Obama has his way, he will just nationalize the oil companies after the gasoline taxes he imposes; that will get us on par with $6 a gallon gasoline like in the EU.
I think Palin can trounce Obama in a debate and win the Presidency. I am not so sure Pawlenty can. One thing is for sure if we get another wimp that will not attack Obama like a junk yard dog on his policies and the damage he is doing to this country, we will in all likelihood hand Obama a second term. I want to see the debates between the top candidates; may the top dog win. No Romney though.
Last edited by M21; 04-13-2010 at 03:40 PM.
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