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  policy wonks

Florida Genius Protests Obama Taxes By Throwing Money At People

Everybody knows Florida politics is serious business, executed by serious people with reasoned and logical beliefs. We should all definitely take them seriously, because they are definitely sane and not at all the opposite of that. Take Gary Root, for example. The 71-year-old from Naples is less of an activist and more of a yeller of things, but he’s been standing up for his Republican causes in his own way for months now: He gets drunk, goes into Democratic Party offices and yells at them. Tell Rick Scott he can head back to his lair — there’s a new governor in town, and he’s way better. But wait! There’s more. Governor Root was arrested last week on trespassing charges, after reportedly barging in, yelling, then throwing a penny, “as that’s all he has left after being taxed by Obama.” Read more on Florida Genius Protests Obama Taxes By Throwing Money At People…
  cool stunts

Guy Runs Up and Dumps Bag of Pennies In Front of Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidate

Republican nominee for governor of Minnesota Tom Emmer supports “tip credit,” the policy of most states of a lower minimum wage for waiters because they make tips, but he made the mistake of saying waiters are making $100,000 a year in tips and hurting their employers. That angered waiters and such, so he had to hold a town hall meeting for them. And some guy wearing a messenger bag came up and dropped an NPR tote full of 2,000 pennies in front of the guy. Read more on Guy Runs Up and Dumps Bag of Pennies In Front of Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidate…