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MinnesotaCare: House GOP Brings Out The Budget Axe
by Dave Mindeman

So now MinnesotaCare is on the chopping block.

House Republicans released details Thursday of their spending plan for health and human services programs, which as expected would terminate MinnesotaCare, a public health insurance program that provides coverage for some 90,000 people.

For nearly 2 years, the House Republicans have been using MNSure as their punching bag - yet, when the budget axe falls, they decide to eliminate the health care program that works.

Rep. Tara Mack, who chairs the committee that gives us this budgetary piece of work, explains:

"This . . .
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Hillary Clinton Leading The Charge Against Citizens United?
by Dave Mindeman

Whatever you think about Hillary Clinton's candidacy or on what scale her progressive tendencies lie....we should all take notice regarding a policy statement she made yesterday.

In outlining her "four big fights" for the 2016 campaign, this one has been getting particular attention:

Third: "And we need to fix the dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment," she said, breaking some policy ground for her.

That is a big deal. I don't know if some wonky . . .
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Christie On Marijuana - Wrong Stand; Wrong Time
by Dave Mindeman

In an obvious attempt to maintain relevancy in the GOP presidential primary, Chris Christie is going to "get tough" on marijuana.

When asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal drug laws in those states that have legalized and regulated cannabis, Christie responded unequivocally.

"Absolutely," Christie said. "I will crack down and not permit it."

Citing an "enormous addiction problem" in the U.S., Christie, who has not yet announced a presidential run but has launched a political action committee, said that a very clear message needs to be sent "from the White . . .
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The MN House GOP Revolving Credit Card In Transportation
by Dave Mindeman

The Minnesota House Republicans like to talk a lot about the average family budget. They like to make comparisons to family budgets and our own state budget. And all of this talk often involves some criticism of taxes. The average family budget cannot take an increase in taxes. They just can't.

But you know what gets most family budgets in the most trouble? Debt. Credit card debt. Mortgage debt. Payday loans. Borrowing from friends. Debt is something to be careful with...to manage properly. And, . . .
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Yes, We Are Ready For Hillary
by Dave Mindeman

As a progressive I know I am supposed to be skeptical...but I do want and support Hillary Clinton to be our next President.

I supported her in 2008 as well, (doing an enthusiastic transition to Obama when that became a reality) - I just think it is past time for this country to have a woman as President. And since being a woman cannot be the main reason for qualifying for the job, Hillary Clinton brings all of the needed other attributes to the table.

Yes, I worry that she is a bit . . .
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