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Jason Lewis: He Gives Us A Letter Of Contempt And Condescension
by Dave Mindeman

Jason Lewis is a condescending jerk.

Here is a letter to Northfield News that Jason Lewis wrote to respond to calls for a town hall....

To the editor:

Sara Weeks of ISAIAH Northfield's letter deserves a response.

He is responding to this letter.
Linked here.

What follows in italics is his response:

Not only have I met with countless groups and citizens both in the district and in D.C. since taking office just two months ago, I have done two telephone town halls from Washington (where the . . .
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When In Doubt (or Daudt) Attack Rail
by Dave Mindeman

Annette Meeks is the CEO of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (a puzzling title) and she shares Kurt Daudt's fear of trains.

In an op-ed in the Star Tribune, she "rails" (excuse the pun) against the North Star line. Offering a dramatic shutdown as a "solution"....

It's time to stop making excuses for this costly failure. Instead of pouring good money after bad by expanding Northstar, Metro Transit should immediately discontinue weekend service on that line. Then transit officials, in conjunction and with guidance from the Legislature and the administration, need to begin . . .
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The ACA Is Still Standing-But The Fox (Price) Is In The Henhouse
by Dave Mindeman

Well, Obamacare is still standing. It weathered a frontal assault and managed to withstand it.

But there is still a big problem.

The ACA still needs some fixing and we currently have a party in charge that will fix nothing.

HHS is now run by Tom Price. As the Commissioner, he has extraordinary powers to make the law work or make it fail. I think you know what his preference will be.

The Republicans will probably continue to attack the ACA on the margins and they can do more to cut the . . .
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On Health Care: Republicans Just Never Seem To Get It
by Dave Mindeman

Well, the Republicans failed in the first attempt to pass this horrendous health care bill. They will be coming back, and maybe they can squeeze it through, but it has a tough road ahead.

Republicans seem to miss the point when it comes to health care. The whole point. They seem to assume that people are upset about the mandate requiring the purchase of a health care policy. And yes, there are a few.

But here is the issue. People need to have health care. Most people realize it and those that don't will, . . .
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MN Legislative GOP Trying To Kill Off Transit
by Dave Mindeman

The Minnesota Legislative Republicans seem to be all in on the Metro - Greater MN divide. They have fired a mortar shell into the heart of our transit system by sending a letter to the current administration to withdraw the Federal funds pending for Southwest Light Rail.

Daudt's fear of trains raises its ugly head again.

Funny, this doesn't have anything to do with the State budget. It doesn't save any state money - we are already invested. All this does is kill a project that has taken years to set up.

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