(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.)
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.”
And he wants to be president…..