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(For five months, the GOPers in the Minnesota Legislature have been protecting the Boardroom - the richest 2% - at the expense of everyone else. And I mean everyone: teachers, veterans, seniors, students, etc etc etc - and especially children. Today is the last regularly scheduled day of this session; a session the GOP has seen fit to stick it to everyone. So it's no surprise Pawlenty chose today to formally announce he's running for President; Pawlenty once was GOPer Majority Leader in the House. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to remind folks that a quote of Pawlenty's from 2002 is still a policy of today's Greed Over Principles party.)
21 March 2011 - Sure, he left the state with the biggest deficit in Minnesota's 152 year history - leaving someone else to clean up his mess.
Pawlenty left a LOT of messes here in Minnesota. To me, the following is what I'll remember Tim Pawlenty for:
"Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government." -- Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty, April 2001 - as quoted in the Aitkin Independent Newspaper (entire column here)
"Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government."