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#42 Feb 23, 2010
This bill shows how irresponsible the democrats are. Most of the items in the bill aren't needed and all of them are way over-priced. If the government is involved, we will be paying way too much.
#43 Feb 24, 2010
no arguement here
“Wher's dem turkey necks?”
Since: Dec 08
#44 Feb 24, 2010
Aren't you the pot calling the kettle black?
Listen pal, there has been corruption in all political parties for over a century.
Ever heard of the Teapot Dome Scandal?
Google it and see what year that occurred.
Corruption and politics go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Saint Paul, MN
#45 Feb 24, 2010
Cut it all, both the DFL and Republican funding. Maybe keep in the Childrens Hospital expansion and bridge repair. End of story.
Saint Paul, MN
#46 Feb 24, 2010
The dome is fine and a snake pit for visiting teams. Wilf or NFL can buy their own stadiums here or some other city. Why allow Rich crooked NFL owners to threaten the cities who built the NFL to build them stadiums....they are laughin' all the way to the bank.We can create jobs through the construction industries of rebuilding our infrastructure and rural areas. Enough said.
#47 Feb 25, 2010
Why are you resorting to name-calling? Is it because you don't have an intelligent enough argument to counter what the Democrats are doing? It definitely sounds like it.
#48 Feb 26, 2010
did you look at Old Country Buffett?
#49 Feb 26, 2010
There was an odd vote this week in the Minnesota House to preserve general assistance
medical care (GAMC), an ultra-expensive welfare healthcare program that Governor
Pawlenty has slated for closure on April 1st.
The vote was odd because many House Republicans voted for it. Again, this program's
costs were skyrocketing out of control, with double-digit growth rates every budget
cycle. This program was on a trajectory to eat funding from every other program
area, including K-12 education and law enforcement.
The bill that passed last week came at a cost of $283 million and would do nothing
to reform eligibility and benefit sets - the very thing driving costs. Perhaps the
DFL majority should first tell taxpayers how they intend to close a $1.2 billion
deficit before passing bills that spend hundreds of millions of dollars. Let them
first show their tax increase proposals and at least give us an idea of how deeply
they want to punish success and productivity.
Moreover, the arguments from the DFL were filled with the typical vapid, illogical
appeals to emotion that seem fill their rhetoric. They spoke of veterans and the
elderly being "kicked off" health care. As you would expect, the facts are just
a bit different.
First, no one is being kicked off health care. Current enrollees will be auto-enrolled
in another health care program that admittedly has a less generous benefits set.
That's the point. We can't afford GAMC.
Second, veterans and the elderly don't use GAMC, or at least they have other alternatives.
The elderly are already covered by Medicare, a strictly federal program. Veterans
are covered by VA medical benefits. One veteran actually testified in committee
that he's on GAMC because the clinics under that program are more convenient that
the clinic availability offered under VA benefits. Again, we can't afford this type
The DFL simply ought to get to the business of balancing the state's finances before
taking up spending bills like this one and the $1 billion bonding bill, which should
be more accurately called the "debt bill."
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