Jon Stewart: Questions For MN Governor Pawlenty


Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will be on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this Thursday. He’ll be interviewed by Jon Stewart. Progressive think-tank Minnesota 20/20 is very familiar with the Governor’s record and solicited readers to send suggested questions for Stewart to ask. Minnesota 2020′s John Van Hecke shares the questions with The UpTake’s Mike McIntee.
Here are some of the questions people are proposing:
  1. Tom Thompson says:

    Jon- Please ask T-Paw why my property taxes have gone up over 70% since he took office, yet he says he’s a no new tax govenor. His statements that he is a no new tax gov is one of the most blatent lies I’ve ever heard a public offical make. How can he say this with a straight face?

  2. James says:

    Ask our absentee governor (absent for the past year or more) what he thinks society should do with the poor people who have lost health care, education benefits and other services under his “Screw the poor, pander to the rich” policies.

  3. Yvonne/Brainerd says:

    Governor Pawlenty, How many bridges fell down while you were Governor? How many brideges in Minnesota aren’t safe?

  4. Gary says:

    Please ask T-Paw why he bragged about the Minnesota state employee group insurance plan in how it has reduced the cost of health care (Meet the Press Across America at the University of MN) after he vetoed a bill that would have given all public school employees the exact same insurance? This is one more example where politics is more important for T-Paw than good solid public policy. He vetoed the bill because he hates public school employee unions and no other reason.

  5. Dominic Ryan says:

    Jon Stewart should ask Governor Pawlenty about how Minnesota now has a regressive tax system after 8 years of his leadership. I’d like to see him explain why and how he thinks it is fair that middle class pay a higher rate of state & local taxes than the top 10%?

    I’d also like to have Stewart draw the connection between our economic woes and Pawlenty’s creation of a regressive tax system.

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