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GOP: $636 million boost to budget won't help unions

Good lord, still with this issue... If anything this demonstrates the polarizing and damaging effect of judicial activism. But the facts are pretty clear. The Republicans won the election. They went up against union mobs and death threats to pass their budget. Then they successfully defended a conservative judge at the ballot box once this budget was threatened in the courts. Similar measures have been adopted throughout the country. Even the Democrat controlled Massachusetts state legislature passed the exact same ban on collective bargaining. Their rationale was that they needed to save money. In short, it's over. The government gravy train has derailed.  (May 16, 2011 | post #36)

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Homophobes? Wouldn't homosexuals be the last group to give a damn about what happens to planned parenthood?  (Apr 29, 2011 | post #13)

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Medicare hurting a lot worse than Social Security

Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which was passed by the House, contains reforms to Medicare that will make it financially viable down the road. The Democrats are all ready making opposition to such reforms the centerpiece of their 2012 campaign. The last thing conservatives are being accused of right now is not having the courage to take on entitlement spending. The GOP stepped up, and they will need your support if we are to save Medicare down the road.  (Apr 29, 2011 | post #6)

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Minnesota GOP wants new hurdle for tax hikes

This is one of the most remarkably biased articles I have ever read from the Pioneer Press. And that's saying a lot. Whatever editor approved this should be ashamed of themselves. As for David Orrick, I'm quite sure he lost his journalistic integrity a long time ago. Hopefully your new editor, having had experience editing opinion pieces, will be able to root out garbage like this in the future.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #3)

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Sign swiped at Ohio home where Superman was created

Screw Superman. http://www.comicsa lliance.com/2011/0 4/27/superman-reno unces-us-citizensh ip/  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #1)

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Senior citizens scare Paul Ryan out of town hall over tax...

And I should add, I hope every single Republican votes for this budget. I challenge Senators like Nelson, Manchin, and Warner to vote against it.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #8)

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Senior citizens scare Paul Ryan out of town hall over tax...

Well... judging by the "spontaneous " posting of releases like this, it appears that this is how the Democrats are going to run in 2012. Everyone knew whoever proposed a deficit reduction plan would pay a political price, and the Republicans were the first to step forward. But maybe it is for the best. We as a nation do have to decide when to grow up and face the inherent problems with Medicare, the deficit, and entitlement spending overall. The Democrats don't have a plan. So it's between fear mongering about "ending Medicare" and passing reforms that will ultimately save the program. Between those two choices, I'll bet on the GOP and Rep. Ryan's plan.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #7)

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Wisconsin Supreme Court recount begins

Kind of like the mystery votes that showed up from heavily DFL counties to make Al Franken a Senator. A recount didn't overturn that either. But whatever, I know how you Democrats think... either we won, or the evil Republicans cheated.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #4)

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Senior citizens scare Paul Ryan out of town hall over tax...

Left wing organization buses in activists to disrupt townhall meeting. My goodness, what a story... Fortunately this poor attempt at a press release will only be read in comment boards such as this. My advice would be to keep yelling and avoid actual dialogue with Congressman Ryan. Your band of semiliterate nut jobs would look plain silly trying to debate him.  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #3)

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Medicare hurting a lot worse than Social Security

A very fair and accurate description of the unfortunate condition of Medicare. Clearly reforms are needed. "We face the "hard choices" many political candidates proclaim themselves ready to make but flee from once elected." i.e, President Obama.  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #1)

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Wisconsin Supreme Court recount begins

"The whole concept of a recount is new to us." Very inspiring. A 7,000 vote swing would be unheard of. This is clearly a waste of taxpayer money. But hey, whatever gets this whole thing over with.  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #1)

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Wisconsin poll: Walker law really about hurting unions

So those right wing fascists in the Massachusetts Democratic controlled House voted to eliminate collective bargaining rights for their state employees today. http://www.boston. com/news/local/mas sachusetts/article s/2011/04/27/house _votes_to_limit_ba rgaining_on_health _care/ I wonder if they will be recalled too.  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #246)

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Republican lawmakers push Minnesota constitutional ban on...

It's unfortunate that the threat of judicial activism at the state and federal level requires amendments like this to be passed. The definition of marriage should be determined by statutory law. However, the threat of our marriage laws being overturned is quite real. 30 states have passed similar amendments to prevent this from happening. Current state law all ready bans gay marriage. So yea, good idea. Way to go Senator Limmer.  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #7)

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Proposals move Wisconsin primary, require voters to show ...

Wouldn't our current standards requiring people to verify their address to register limit certain qualified people from voting? For example, a person who flees the state to a battered woman's shelter. Or even someone who didn't know they needed some sort of documentation to register the day of the election. Having any standards in place will prevent someone who is qualified from voting. A balance between universal enfranchisement and the legitimacy of the election is always sought.  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #41)

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