Posted: 10/08/14 19:52
by Dave Mindeman
As I think most people are aware, the real essence of a contract is the details, the fine print, the fulfillment clauses.
Mike McFadden is apparently giving Minnesota a contract with none of the above.
Excuse me, Mr. McFadden, as a business man you should be aware that none of us are going to sign that contract without seeing the fine print.
So, here are some questions:
If you are visiting all 87 counties every year, does that mean you will meet with at least one constituent in every county? or just do a drive by.
Will your quarterly town meetings mean EACH actual quarter, or maybe 1 four day open to the public office presence?
Sure, you can post your vote and reasoning, but how about we get to forward OUR reasoning BEFORE you vote.
If you promise not to seek re-election if you vote with your party 97% of the time, how about you tell us which "unbiased" group determines that. And do cloture votes count as part of this voting process?
And as for your "action" bills.....
--Balanced Budget Amendment? So 90's...
--No Budget - No Pay? Your Senate salary is chump change for you anyway and GOP uses budget as a tool for ideology. Why don't you address that instead?
--Legislation for Keystone and other pipelines? If this is a binding contract, I think you better tell us what "other" projects you mean. And as long as we are putting this in writing, will you guarantee American steel?
--A repeal of the Medical Device Tax? A contract requires that you tell us what your revenue offset will be.
--Legislation to streamline our regulatory process? Does that mean bank regulation as well? Remember what happened with lax rules on that.
And about those additional pledges...
I am uncomfortable with redirecting public school money into charters. Why not fully fund them all? Details, McFadden, details.
On health care. Contracts need details on this. You can't take away health care from people without telling us what the alternative is. That is NOT a contract worth signing. Details, McFadden, details.
Energy plans for energy independence. So unlimited fracking? Tar sands oil? No exports? Details, McFadden, details.
Simplify tax code? For whom? Will you simplify it for corporations and actually make them PAY taxes? Details, McFadden, details.
If you may think that your signature on that piece of junk constitutes a contract, you aren't much of a businessman after all.
Minnesota won't be signing that contract.... not a chance.