MNGOP, $2 million in debt, decries Obama's "out of control spending"

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The MNGOP thinks this guy's spending is out of control, but those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Pot, meet kettle.

Late last year, figures released by the MNGOP's own Internal Finance Review revealed that the party is about $2 million in debt. Review committee chair Jeff Johnson characterized the MNGOP's balance sheets as containing "some ugly stuff."

Yesterday, President Obama released his proposal for the fiscal year 2013 federal budget. And despite the fact that the president's budget would actually cut the federal deficit from $1.3 trillion this year to $901 billion next year, with further decreases in future years, the MNGOP promptly released a statement decrying Obama's "out of control spending."

The New York Times highlights Obama's 2013 budget as containing "tax increases on the affluent and cuts in spending, especially from the military, both to reduce deficits and to pay for priorities like education, public works, research and clean energy."

The Times notes that while the current year's deficit of $1.3 trillion is the same as when Obama took office, it has shrunk measured relative to the total size of the economy -- the deficit is 8.5 percent of GDP now compared to 9.2 percent in 2009. If Obama's budget is approved by the legislature as-is, which almost certainly won't happen, the U.S. deficit for fiscal year 2013 would fall to 5.5 percent.

But here's what MNGOP Chairman Pat Shortridge, who took over for Tony Sutton last month after the party went public with its debt problem, and Deputy Chairwoman Kelly Fenton had to say about Obama's proposal:
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New MNGOP Pat Shortridge inherited a mess when he took over after his failed predecessor -- kinda like that Obama guy.
[Shortridge] On the campaign trail, candidate Obama promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. He has failed incredibly and instead has run up trillion dollar deficits each year he's been in office. His budget released today is more of the same failed tax and spend policies that have driven our country further into debt and put Minnesotans on the hook for Obama's out of control spending. Minnesotans won't stand for this and in November, will vote to end the Obama presidency.

[Fenton] Obama's budget plan is simply out of touch. When he's added $3 trillion to the deficit over the past three years, cutting $4 trillion from the deficit over the next ten years is not a significant move to get our country back on track. Minnesotans and Americans deserve better leadership than this, and Minnesota will turn out in November to send Obama back to Illinois.
It's easy for the MNGOP to stand on the sidelines and lob criticism toward Obama. But how can party leadership expect Minnesotans to take their Obama's-spending-is-out-of-control view seriously when the MNGOP's own balance sheet is a model of fiscal irresponsibility? 
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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ya, if only the GOP had access to all them public employee union dollars they wouldn't have "money problems."

Example;Money is taken from you via taxes, given to the schools, paid to the teachers, stolen from the teachers by their union, and finally the given to the democrat party by the teachers unions.

It's quite the clever money laundering scheme....

green23
green23

 That's incredibly weak, even for you.

It's pretty simple: the people who benefit the most from the Republican legislative majority are too damn cheap to contribute to their own Party. Where's all of that evangelical money, now that the evangelicals have taken over the MN GOP? Bradlee Dean alone could probably write a check to wipe out that debt, but he doesn't.

Another pretty simple fact: Sutton spent way too much money in 2010, then he lied about it, then he bragged about how he's not going to pay the bills for the recount.

I really doubt that the fines from the FEC for Sutton's false financial reports helped out things, either.

But, yeah, it's the unions' fault for not giving money to a Party that wants to destroy them. Sure, that makes sense.

I really have to thank you for hanging around here and showing everyone what the alternative to the Democrats is. You don't even pretend that your wingnut agenda "Of The People" is ascendant anymore. Now, it's all about how "liberals" are stupid, which will make them vote the way you want, I guess. Because if a crusty old evangelical geezer calls someone stupid, people change their minds immediately. That's just how the world works, right?

Please, tell us again how "the libs" are scared of Bachmann. You've got your finger right on the pulse of public opinion, don't you?

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

13% of union donations go to republicans-so is this also a "clever money laundering scheme'?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

13% of what union?  Definitely not the teachers union!

Union Political Campaign Contributors 1990-2010

American Federation of Teachers = 25,682,800 Democrat / $200,000 Republican

and another bias in tax supportAmerican Fed. of State, County, & Municipal Employees = $40,281,900 Democrat / $547,70 RepublicanSo what nonsense are you spiting now, and who brainwashed you into thinking that?

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

I know! We'll just make it illegal for workers to organize, just like they did back in the 1890's!!

Makie
Makie

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Makie
Makie

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Freealzonzo
Freealzonzo

You've obviously never heard of the right wing justification of just about everything:  IOKIRDI

(It's ok if Republicans do it)

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