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There is this constant Republican background noise that turns over every stone they can find that might hold a criticism for health insurance via the ACA.
They have been focusing lately on premium increases. So let's try to introduce some more factual reasoning into this.
First of all, premiums in health care have been increasing forever. The reason we have tried so hard to reform health care and the reason why we passed the ACA is because health insurance premiums have always been increasing faster than inflation, the economy...everything.
By itself, the Stars and Bars flag is a pretty innocent piece of cloth, but as with every historic symbol, it is what it comes to represent that gives it meaning.
The flag we are talking about was never the "Confederate" flag; it was the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.....General Robert E. Lee's army, the army that fought in the eastern theatre of the Civil War. In the beginning, it was a very proud symbol. The Army of Northern Virginia was a proud fighting force and were successful against a . . .
It would seem that the MN Republicans are going to have an election discussion about Gov. Dayton's push for increases in Commissioner salaries. But if they insist on doing that, then let's make sure we have all the facts.
1. If the GOP was so concerned about this, why did they allow a window (July 1st) for the governor to do it? In fact, they legislated it that way (the House GOP voted for it). Why didn't they just slam the door entirely early in the session - they had that option. . . .