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Reports from the 51st District
DEAN DOHRMAN

Capitol Report: Response to governor's budget proposals

Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 12:07 PM
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  • Missouri's Educational ranking is 48 out of 50 states. We are losing in the early grades. Funding for Early Childhood Education is a must if we care about our children and their education.

    -- Posted by CWilli on Thu, Jan 31, 2013, at 2:19 PM
  • Mr. Dohrman,

    As you are a member of the state house, not a federal official, how about you keep you focus on state business.

    Your opinions of federal government spending are just that, opinions. As you have no control over that, nor were you elected to a federal post, how about leaving the GOP talking points out of your conversations with your constituients?

    National economics are a little more complicated than "oh, oh, we are borrowing money from those evil communist chinese" there, chicken little.

    I realize most local politicians dream about winning the GOP lottery and becoming another millionaire Koch or Addelson lackey Senator or Congressman in DC, but I, personally, will have more respect for you if you stick to trying to make Missouri a better place and leave the 'second guessing' of the federal government to folks who actually know something about monetary systems and capitalist macroeconomics.

    I grow tired of hearing every Tom, Dick, and Harry think they have all the answers to our federal government woes and economic maladies and can sum it up in one paragraph (that would be your 6th paragraph above).

    Guess what, government austerity is not the answer to everything. Also, your beloved GOP does not exactly have a good track record when it comes to fiscal responsibility or restraint, or solutions to societal problems.

    -- Posted by countryman on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 8:08 AM
  • Well it sounds like we have another tow the party line politician in which most of us are just growing very frustrated with this type of leadership.

    What I would like to see is corporate welfare addressed! How about the fact that every walmart is costing taxpayer thousands by not paying their employees a living wage and leaving them reliant on state and federal aid.

    What can we do to ensure profitable companies like wal mart pay our citizens a living wage, so taxpayers dont have to pick up the tab?

    -- Posted by cheesehead on Mon, Feb 11, 2013, at 5:47 PM
  • FIRST TIME REVIEWER OF ABOVE BLOGS'. SCRAP THEM; GET CURRENT. THE SAME WITH THE "CAPITAL REPORTS". TELL ME WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW & PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. THE PAST IS PAST; GONE FOREVER!

    -- Posted by Chevy on Wed, Jul 24, 2013, at 3:57 PM
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