For It Before He Was Against It

Al Franken supported a program that uses taxpayer money to give foreign companies a leg up in the market over US companies…

…until someone whispered “Hey, Al – this directly harms Minnesota business, and uses Minnesotans’ tax dollars to do it…”.

But in politics, policy must become parochial for a politician before they see the error of their ways. In July of 2013, the Bank’s activities became a threat to Minnesotans and for Franken, who voted to reauthorize the Bank just months earlier.

Half a billion worth of business (provided you’re a crony of Franken and his clique).  Good, right?

Apparently Franken needed reminding that Minnesotans are his constituents; he reversed his vote when someone apparently reminded him of this factoid:

But when the citizens of Minnesota were in danger of being directly and substantially harmed, Mr. Franken suddenly became “concerned.”…

U.S. iron ore production is concentrated in Michigan and Minnesota…

Australia is in the midst of an economic boom right now, due in significant part to the expansion of its mining industry.

And how’s the Iron Range doing these days?

Now – let’s place some odds on whether MPR, the Strib or the MinnPost ever cover this story.

5 thoughts on “For It Before He Was Against It

  1. Emery, allow me, please…

    Almost every day, Al outreaches himself in setting new records for arrogance, deceit, and greed. It’s honestly breathtaking to watch him. His idea of mumpish, unctuous ruffianism is no political belief. It is a fierce and burning gospel of hatred and intolerance, of murder and destruction, and the unloosing of an oligophrenic bloodlust. It is, in every sense, a disaffected and pagan religion that incites its worshippers to a biggety frenzy and then prompts them to endorse a complete system of leadership by mobocracy. Al keeps trying to draw young children into his sophomoric way of life. And if we don’t remain eternally vigilant, he will obviously succeed.

  2. He was never funny. He was never smart. Yet, he’s obscenely rich.

    What am I doing wrong?

  3. Stink; remember what P.T. Barnum said about nobody every going broke because he underestimated the intelligence of the American people?

    Franken is also one of the architects of the “85%” rule which has made low cost health insurance plans “history.” Turns out that as long as you require certain things to be covered, there is indeed an overhead cost. Wow.

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