Drew Emmer over at Wright County Republican, which must be an offshoot of the Jason Lewis progrum at KTLK, rants about DFL bills.
There are 37 bills that Emmer critiques in his rant. He calls the rant "Who voted for these idiots?"
What he fails to point out to his readers is the fact that many of these bills are co-sponsored by Republicans as well, but his analysis fails to criticize them.
I guess Mr Emmer, kin of Mr. Individual Rights, thinks people ought to have the right to smoke but not have the right of access to basic and affordable health care. HF 683
He is anti-worker. He does not support a workers right to have a written job description, a description of their salary, and a bathroom break. HF 643
He fails to see the vision of Governor Pawlenty, whereas the Governor wants Chinese and other languages to be taught to our students, a bill put forth requires language immersion in the summer. HF 623
Agricultural fertilizer research and education council and program established. Rep Bud Heidgerken (R) is a sponsor. HF 652
Greenhouse motor vehicle emissions reduction initiative enacted, statewide transportation plan modified to reflect environmental impacts, and money appropriated. Rep Jim Abeler (R) is a co sponsor. HF 639
Upsala regional community center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Rep Bud Heidgerken (R) is a co-sponsor. HF 757
Adult dependents private health care coverage expanded by including those not enrolled as full-time students. Co- sponsored by Rep Jim Abeler (R). HF 475
State Patient Handling Act adopted, programs and committees established, grant funding provided, funds transferred to the assigned risk safety account, and money appropriated. Co-sponsored by Rep Jim Abeler (R). HF 712
Changing the requirements for in state resident tuition. Co-sponsored by Rep's Jim Abeler, Randy Demmer, Ron Erhart, all (R). HF 722
A bill that penalizes businesses that engage in price gouging. HF 740
Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted. Co sponsored by Rep Abeler (R). HF 635
The National Volleyball Center to be built in Rochester. He ripped Rep Kim Norton for her sponsoring of the bill but fails to criticize Rep Laura Brod, Steve Swiggun (former Speaker of the House), Denny McNamara and Randy Demmer. HF 624 In fact, this bill has more GOP sponsors than DFL.
Medical use of marijuana. Rep Tom Hackbarth is a sponsor as well as former Speaker Steve Swiggum, and Chris DeLaForest, all (R). HF 655 I don't support the bill, but Steve Dille does on the Senate side.
Renewable energy objective and state economic benefit strategy required. Supported by Rep Dennis Ozment. HF 660
Dairy animal revolving loan program established, and money appropriated. Supported by Rep's Heidgerken, Urdahl, Shimanski, and Demmer, all (R). HF 666
No criticism of Demmer, Brod, Swiggum, Urdahl, Shimanski or Abeler though, as they signed onto this legislation?
As session moves on, can we expect an update on more GOPers who sign onto these bills? I'll do my best to expose the GOPers who sponsor bills that some view as "idiotic".
Speaking of which, wanna see how much work Tom Emmer has gotten done in St Paul?
8 Bills, 3 the chief author of and 5 sponsored.
Don't work too hard, that per diem raise was nice though.