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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 09:29 PM
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MN Republicans Literally Auctioning Off GOP Congressmen And State Lawmakers To Highest Bidder
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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/25/304274/min... /


A Republican committee in Minnesota has been caught creating an eBay-style auction site to sell access with politicians, including top lawmakers like Rep. John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), as well as State House Speaker Kurt Zellers (R-MN). With bidding starting at $250, the committee offered opportunities to get up close and personal with each lawmaker. The announcement for the auction was reportedly sent to area lobbyists.

Yesterday, the progressive group Common Cause called out the Carver County Republican Party, the committee sponsoring the fundraising effort, for crossing the line on what is acceptable behavior for some of the most powerful members of the Minnesota legislature and U.S. Congress. The GOP committee quickly deleted its website, but not before Common Cause took a screenshot:



Its time we take the for sale sign off our government, so that it works for working and middle class Minnesotans, said Mike Dean, Common Causes Minnesota director.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 10:37 PM
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1. Down with Kline!! ........... Down with Kline!!
he is afraid of me
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 11:14 PM
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2. Tell us more..
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 11:57 PM
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3. He will not talk to me, he will not answer my e-mails,
he refuses to meet with me face-to-face

His people told me I do not have the right to meet with him if he does not want to.
I told them that the Constitution affords me the right.
I was told his schedule is secret. For two weeks I have been calling his office to get his State Fair schedule
and was told I could find it on his website. I called yesterday and asked where I could find that information on his site
and was told that they do not post it there. I asked why I was told that it would be there. And then they had the gall to
tell me no I was wrong and I could find information on his telephone Town Halls. I told her that I was asking for the last two weeks about the Fair and was told go to website. I was told again I was wrong. I asked if she was calling me a liar.
To top it off one lady said he just had a couple of town Halls. I was told with the Chamber. I asked what Chamber. Oh, the Chamber of Commerce. I told her those were not Town Halls, those are not people. I was told they were. I was also told that small businesses were corporations. I tried to explain what a sub-chapter S-corp was. So many talking points in their heads that they have no room for facts. Stupid, stupid people.

I was also told that I have written and called him enough that he knows where I stand and that should be good enough.

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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 09:14 PM
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4. Good for you!
I'm in Paulsen's district - he has telephone town halls as well. And what a joke those are, ask your question and then they mute you so you can't do any follow up. They are all such cowards.


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