Minneapolis is a premier American city handicapped by a centralized,
overreaching government that is stifling the freedom and prosperity of its
citizens. MCRC advocates a philosophy of localized, limited government,
strong wards, and active citizens. We seek to elect candidates to city
office who want to open Minneapolis once again to small businesses,
parent/teacher controlled schools, and to make our city affordable for
For all candidates, campaign workers, party
officers, volunteers, this is a good opportunity to learn what is required
of all campaigns to comply with the
financial state rules. An infraction of these rules is very serious and we
should all know what is required. There are many dates and locations from
The Politics of Poverty, Part 1
By Bill Glahn
"As it turns out, using [liberal Blogger Tony] Petrangelo's voting index,
the metro's poverty areas rank among the most Democrat-voting areas in the
state...What are we to make of the fact that the Met Council has
identified no area of poverty that is represented by a Republican?"
Documents show Dayton earns less than many Minn. city, county
leaders MPRNews, 11/11/13
"...city managers, police chiefs, parks directors, county health
agents among them -- now drawing bigger paychecks than the
governor. In some cases, pay for the same position shot up more
than $40,000 in about eight years." All these employees are forced
to pay union dues that feed the MN Democrat party. Coincidence?
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Cam Winton emphasizes jobs, schools and services
By Steve Brandt Star Tribune, 10/18/13
"His platform keys on three priorities: growing jobs by easing red tape at City Hall to make doing business easier, pushing for better school results,
and focusing on doing basic city services better. He said he'd make getting part of his salary dependent on making progress on those priorities."
Imagine a Democrat giving up public funds for not performing. Never happen.
Minneapolis Building Houses For Artists; Selling Them At $100k Losses
Up and at 'em with Jack and Ben Twin Cities News Talk, 9/24/13
"This is madness. Minneapolis is letting people buy houses for 70 cents on the dollar so the new owners can turn around and sell them for
a $50,000 to $100,000 profit?" Only government, which spends other people's money, would think this losing proposition is a good idea.
Linden Hills getting not-so-extreme makeover
By Bill McAuliffe Star Tribune, 9/15/13
"Betsy Hodges, who represents the area on the Minneapolis City Council and
is running for mayor, said Linden Hills, Uptown and neighborhoods along
the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail line all face intense
development pressure particularly in an improving economy. One of her
stated goals, and one of
Mayor R.T. Rybak's, she said, is to increase residential density in the
city." We don't need the central planners downtown (Betsy and R.T.)
socialist version of high-density communes around govt. defined
transportation routes. Mpls. neighborhoods developed just fine over the
last century without
guidance from on high.
Obamacare exchange leaks data of 2,400 unsuspecting customers
By Sarah Hurtubise Daily Caller, 9/14/13
Who is the employee and why do they have access to this highly
personal data? Are they a high level employee? How can they simply
attach what should be a highly classified file to an email and
send it to a private party? Why hasn't this MNSure employee been
named and fired? This is a classic example of our government which
demands to know everything about us (for our own good) and yet is
never held responsible when they fail. Time to reign in
Outsourcing Even a Democrat Can Like
By Bill Glahn Look True North, 9/10/13
"For 2012, House Democrats reported receiving a total of
$189,036.51 of "in-kind" contributions. The American Federation of
State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) donated $13,350.20,
mostly in "staff and mileage" costs. The Education Minnesota
teachers union donated $63,394.51 in "staff time." Taking the top
spot, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) donated
$108,593.99 in "staff expense" to the House Democrats.
The House Democrats' Republican counterpartsthe HRCCshow only
$7,230.63 of "in-kind" contributions. Of that amount, $6,880 is
attributed to "fundraising
event" costs." House Democrats must vote on public employee union
contracts and appropriate funds to pay for government employees'
salaries and benefits.
How likely is it that elected Democrats would defy union demands?