GOP makes key concession on health sp...

GOP makes key concession on health spending

There are 11 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 12, 2011, titled GOP makes key concession on health spending. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Republican lawmakers negotiating a health and welfare spending package made a key budget concession Thursday to Democratic Gov.

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Not Enough

Portland, OR

#1 May 12, 2011
They're going to have give in even more. Dayton needs to cut down on his spending proposals and the Republicans have to agree to some tax increases.

Of course the Republicans will never agree to that. Their strings are being controlled by the radical conservatives, it has been that way for the past 20 years. They are not interested in making the state better, only pushing their destructive agenda on the rest of us.
Republicthug

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 13, 2011
After all these weeks of being lost in space are the Repub's finally starting to realize they are lost?
Dayton

Elk River, MN

#3 May 13, 2011
I thought Dayton wanted to meet in the middle? So far the republicans have gone 90 yards and Dayton refuses to go ten. Think of all the positive changes we coud've had in this state with Emmer as governor. Dayton has no clue what he's doing, he just gets his talking points from the far left. Only 30% of Minnesotans agree with the guy.
Pat

United States

#4 May 13, 2011
"One-point-six billion you don't cut without harming a lot of vulnerable people and hurting the health care infrastructure we have"......translated: "Elderly and infirm Minnesotans will die if we do this."

But, by golly, we won't raise any taxes on the rich! We wouldn't want wealthy Minnesotans to pay their share of the burden of a civil society!

How about if every city in Minnesota sets up "begging stations" where the poor and infirm can plead for support from their fellow citizens? We could tastefully decorate small shelters to place along the road ways and side walks for the poor to utilize for their needs.

I think it would provide all of us with a good lesson in the concept of "charity", something that many of us seem to have forgotten.
jw in the grove

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 13, 2011
Pat wrote:
"One-point-six billion you don't cut without harming a lot of vulnerable people and hurting the health care infrastructure we have"......translated: "Elderly and infirm Minnesotans will die if we do this."
But, by golly, we won't raise any taxes on the rich! We wouldn't want wealthy Minnesotans to pay their share of the burden of a civil society!
How about if every city in Minnesota sets up "begging stations" where the poor and infirm can plead for support from their fellow citizens? We could tastefully decorate small shelters to place along the road ways and side walks for the poor to utilize for their needs.
I think it would provide all of us with a good lesson in the concept of "charity", something that many of us seem to have forgotten.
how much more of their share do you want? dayton wants 20% more spending and now is holding the poor up to justify his reckless spending.
Slim Pickens

Minneapolis, MN

#6 May 13, 2011
A fine example of the federal govt holding the states hostage again. The feds need to get out of the states business.
non union supervisor

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 13, 2011
If you want to pay your fair share just send in a check. No one stops you. Stop trying to be charitable with others money. I earn mine and I want to keep it. The elderly are among the most prousperous people in MN. Just check the facts.
Not the brightest bulb

Minneapolis, MN

#8 May 13, 2011
Pat wrote:
"One-point-six billion you don't cut without harming a lot of vulnerable people and hurting the health care infrastructure we have"......translated: "Elderly and infirm Minnesotans will die if we do this."
But, by golly, we won't raise any taxes on the rich! We wouldn't want wealthy Minnesotans to pay their share of the burden of a civil society!
How about if every city in Minnesota sets up "begging stations" where the poor and infirm can plead for support from their fellow citizens? We could tastefully decorate small shelters to place along the road ways and side walks for the poor to utilize for their needs.
I think it would provide all of us with a good lesson in the concept of "charity", something that many of us seem to have forgotten.
You are one serious whack job. Get off the dole.
Danno

Minneapolis, MN

#9 May 13, 2011
Pat wrote:
"One-point-six billion you don't cut without harming a lot of vulnerable people and hurting the health care infrastructure we have"......translated: "Elderly and infirm Minnesotans will die if we do this."
But, by golly, we won't raise any taxes on the rich! We wouldn't want wealthy Minnesotans to pay their share of the burden of a civil society!
How about if every city in Minnesota sets up "begging stations" where the poor and infirm can plead for support from their fellow citizens? We could tastefully decorate small shelters to place along the road ways and side walks for the poor to utilize for their needs.
I think it would provide all of us with a good lesson in the concept of "charity", something that many of us seem to have forgotten.
The only cities that would need them are Mpls and StP, and the so-called poor would only show up on nice days. If people want to help, they can do so privately without the need for liberal theives in our government.
Hmmm

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 13, 2011
Don't increase spending over 2010 levels...deficit GONE! Pretty simple concept, and nobody gets 'cut'.

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#11 May 13, 2011
Pat wrote:
I think it would provide all of us with a good lesson in the concept of "charity", something that many of us seem to have forgotten.
Charity -- giving money or time willingly to those who the individual deems worthy.
Redistribution -- the government taking money for distribution to people that a third party feels is entitled to other people's money.

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