Walz is a Fraud on Covid LockDown



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Corporations do this all of the time. Businesses expand facilities when rates/ labor is cheap.
Government isn’t a business. Most importantly, government is the reason money is “cheap”. The Fed is artificially lowering interest rates. To use that as a reason to spend more really highlights the problem.
 




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Government isn’t a business.
Say wut? Like really, how is it not a business?

Let's just for a second assume that the servicing of debt was deficit neutral, and further assume the 30+ year lifetime - granted these are two big assumptions. Why is the post wrong?
 

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Gov. Tim Walz proposes end to COVID-19 emergency powers Thursday

Gov. Tim Walz has outlined a plan to end his COVID-19 peacetime emergency on Thursday, his office announced late Tuesday.

The plan to end the emergency, which has been in effect since March 2020, came after the administration struck a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on monthly emergency food payments for Minnesota residents.

The announcement came just before midnight as the Legislature continued to work on the last remaining bills for a two-year state budget that must pass by Thursday to avoid a partial government shutdown.

The emergency powers, which Walz had earlier proposed lifting on Aug. 1, have been the subject of a long political battle that continued even moments before the governor announced their end.

Those powers were being debated late Tuesday as the House took up the state government budget bill that funds Walz's office and other state constitutional officers, in which Republicans sought to include an immediate end to Walz's power.

House Democrats introduced an amendment to transition out of the state's COVID-19 emergency response shortly after Walz's agreement with the federal government late Tuesday.

"Our agreement with our federal partners to extend those benefits for Minnesotans, coupled with the thoughtful plan outlined in the House Democrats' amendment to wind down the emergency response in state government, means that we can close this chapter of our history and celebrate the brighter days ahead," Walz said in a statement late Tuesday.

"I ask our colleagues in the Minnesota Senate to adopt this amendment, help us finish the job, and avoid a government shutdown."
 

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They actually ended last night via the legislature. Walz just wants to give the impression he decided to end them July 1 (two weeks after extending them to August 1). It's one day, not a big deal. Media won't be honest about it, as usual, painting this as Walz's idea.
 

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They actually ended last night via the legislature. Walz just wants to give the impression he decided to end them July 1 (two weeks after extending them to August 1). It's one day, not a big deal. Media won't be honest about it, as usual, painting this as Walz's idea.

All the people with Stockholm Syndrome are celebrating.
 



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But I was told Walz would be keeping his emergency powers forever!!!!! What a terrible dictator Walz has been.
 

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But I was told Walz would be keeping his emergency powers forever!!!!! What a terrible dictator Walz has been.

He's used his emergency orders to sue and jail small business owners and preach anti-science, while letting hard criminals continue to commit serious crimes and destruction to our cities.

Sounds like a typical and awful dictator to me.
 

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He's used his emergency orders to sue and jail small business owners and preach anti-science, while letting hard criminals continue to commit serious crimes and destruction to our cities.

Sounds like a typical and awful dictator to me.

Let's not forget about the 6.5 million dollar warehouse he bought for all the bodies.
 

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But I was told Walz would be keeping his emergency powers forever!!!!! What a terrible dictator Walz has been.
This is a pretty funny response. He kept them for a year + and now you are acting like that is no biggy because they eventually ended. They ended when they became a bigger liability to him politically than he was willing to take. Plain and simple. His abuse of power in this case is clear and undeniable. Walz is a dishonest d'bag.
 



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This is a pretty funny response. He kept them for a year + and now you are acting like that is no biggy because they eventually ended. They ended when they became a bigger liability to him politically than he was willing to take. Plain and simple. His abuse of power in this case is clear and undeniable. Walz is a dishonest d'bag.
Correct. Have to give him credit, he held on longer than Cuomo. Couldn't get past this scenario though:

"Why is the government locked down?" Because Walz wouldn't give up his emergency powers. "WHAT? We're wide open and there are like 70 cases a day."

He held on as long as he possibly could and is now framing it as his idea to end them.
 

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Correct. Have to give him credit, he held on longer than Cuomo. Couldn't get past this scenario though:

"Why is the government locked down?" Because Walz wouldn't give up his emergency powers. "WHAT? We're wide open and there are like 70 cases a day."

He held on as long as he possibly could and is now framing it as his idea to end them.

Yup purely politics. His deranged base is not smart enough to see through it.
 



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They actually ended last night via the legislature.
Because of House Democrats, because of Walz. (y)

Repubs weren’t going to shutdown the state for the electric vehicles thing, they sure as hell weren’t going to over something this tiny and insignificant.
 

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He's used his emergency orders to sue and jail small business owners and preach anti-science, while letting hard criminals continue to commit serious crimes and destruction to our cities.

Sounds like a typical and awful dictator to me.
Lol. How have you personally suffered under this brutal dictatorship? Why didn't you flee to freedom on the western border?
 

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If you look up irony in the dictionary, you see this post.

Please enlighten me on why this is irony?

If the best you can do is suggest I am a republican or a Trump supporter, you are wrong because many of those people are also deranged.
 

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Lol. How have you personally suffered under this brutal dictatorship? Why didn't you flee to freedom on the western border?
Did you personally suffer under Trump? Why didn’t you flee to Canada?
 


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Please enlighten me on why this is irony?

If the best you can do is suggest I am a republican or a Trump supporter, you are wrong because many of those people are also deranged.
If you aren’t one of us, you’re one of them.
 

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States Best Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic


Minnesota’s Safety During Coronavirus (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
  • 12th – Vaccination Rate
  • 16th – Positive Testing Rate
  • 6th – Hospitalization Rate
  • 4th – Death Rate

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LOL- most of those states were the absolute death rate per million dumpster fires:
2nd worst- New York 2276 d/million
3rd worst -Mass
4th worst - RI
7th worst- Conn
11th worst- Penn
12th worst Mich
 

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Let's not forget about the 6.5 million dollar warehouse he bought for all the bodies.

This must have been at the height of the ”Minnesota Model” hysteria. Whatever became of the folks that conjured that up? Are they still working for the state, teaching students, advising Walz, or maybe Biden cabinet members?

One for the ages.
 

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LOL- most of those states were the absolute death rate per million dumpster fires:
2nd worst- New York 2276 d/million
3rd worst -Mass
4th worst - RI
7th worst- Conn
11th worst- Penn
12th worst Mich
Maybe they didn’t factor in LTC deaths in their rankings 🤷‍♂️
 

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States Best Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic


Minnesota’s Safety During Coronavirus (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
  • 12th – Vaccination Rate
  • 16th – Positive Testing Rate
  • 6th – Hospitalization Rate
  • 4th – Death Rate

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The KARE11 article seems to have missed that this was measuring a recent time period

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Let's not forget about the 6.5 million dollar warehouse he bought for all the bodies.

This inspired me to look back at the Enns, Kulasingam, and Gildemeister model that was so fatally flawed. Yes, Dr. Enns, one cannot argue with the modeling. Now, model the long term health effects of childhood and adult obesity. Inform Walz immediately.


On March 25, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz presented two scenarios describing the state’s future outlook related to the COVID-19 outbreak. One projection showed that cases would peak around April 26 in Minnesota if there were no mitigating steps to slow the virus. The death toll in this scenario could reach 74,000. The other scenario showed a time frame with significant and staged mitigations in place that pushed the peak to about June 29 and projected deaths in the 50,000–55,000 range.

…“We’re figuring out ways to compare what we’re actually seeing with what our model is predicting, then adjusting assumptions about [the course of the virus],” says Enns.

Models offer guidance and show possibilities, and all model makers are quick to add that no numbers are certain. “Models are not crystal balls,” says Stefan Gildemeister, Minnesota’s State Health Economist, who has been Enns’ MDH partner in the modeling project.

“We really want to report things as a range,” says Enns. “We need to build in uncertainty as a clear message. The trends and impacts of the disease are fairly stable; the exact timing and number of cases are very uncertain.”

Modeling is a dynamic exercise and the Minnesota team is continuing to refine the model day by day as new information becomes available to give Walz a more accurate appraisal of the state’s current situation and possible progress. What is certain is that the team will do its best job.

As a modeler, says Kirkeide, you have complete control over what your results look like. The most important thing is to have absolute integrity.

“Yes, numbers may look grim, but they are what we’re getting,” she says. “You can’t argue with what you see.”
 




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