Courtesy MNGOP

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie once again has been rebuked, this time by Minnesota's independent Legislative Auditor, Jim Nobles, for unilaterally implementing online voter registration without the consent of the Legislature or Governor.

Read more: There He Goes Again!

Courtesy MNGOP

As the Democrats in Washington play hardball to...

RAISE the debt ceiling

INCREASE spending


GROW the debt

Is it really possible given what they said just a few years ago?



In 2006, then-Senator Obama said this: "America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

~ Obama, U.S. President


November 17, 2004:

"We can't just give a blank check over and over and over again."
~ Nancy Pelosi, Democrat House Minority Leader

March 1, 2006: "Most Americans know that increasing the debt is the last thing we should be doing."

~ Harry Reid, Democrat U.S. Senator

 November 18, 2004:
"The request sounds like a drunk going to an AA meeting, saying just give me one more drink..."

~ Charles Rangel, Democrat U.S. Representative
   July 7, 2011:
"As a nation, we have accumulated $14.3 trillion in debt. This in itself is a very bad and dangerous thing."
~ Al Franken, Democrat U.S. Senator from Minnesota


... but he is standing firmly by the side of President Obama and will vote to raise the debt ceiling again! The nation's debt is now over $17 trillion. When will it stop?
Over the last few years, career Democrats in D.C. have had a lot to say about raising the debt ceiling. Stand with us to help reign in out-of-control spending in Washington.

Some time between the middle and the end of October, the federal government will reach a hard limit on the amount of debt it can issue, and its ability to finance governmental operations will be affected. Confusion about the debt limit abounds, and this Issue Brief will address some common questions.

Read more: The President’s Legal Authority at the Debt Limit

MNSure rates 22% higher... than health insurance already available.

Asking the right question is just as important as getting the right answer. 

Case in point? MNSure devotees asked themselves: How do MNSure’s rates compare to other states implementing Obamacare?
The real question: How do MNSure’s rates compare to what’s already available to Minnesotans?
The real answer:

Read more: How do MNSure’s rates compare to what’s already available to Minnesotans?


By Greg OConnor - September, 2013
SUMMARY:  Because of the fast changing major events of the last month, I have set aside my report on:
  • Edward Snowden's TWO oaths of office
  • Medical Marijuana & the Federal Nullification movement, and the Tribal Casino Monopoly / Reservation Drug Problem.

  Instead I will report on:

  • Kenya - Somalia & al-Shabaab, the Budget Fight, ObamaCare, Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Highlights on the Syrian Situation.

Read more: Federal Legislative Report - September, 2013

September 29, 2013

Dear Friend,

Last night in Congress, I supported legislation which passed the U.S. House of Representatives, H.J.Res. 59, to keep the government running and protect all Americans from the devastating affects of ObamaCare by delaying the President's health care law for one year.

This is the second time in eight days the House has voted successfully to keep the government running, ensuring basic services essential to millions of Americans continue to get funded. I encourage the Senate to take up this critical legislation and send it to the President. But in the event the Senate does not stop a government shutdown by Monday night, I was pleased to support additional legislation yesterday (H.R. 3175) that ensures our sons and daughters in uniform would still get paid.

I am disappointed it has come to this. Washington must set aside the partisan bickering and political brinkmanship and do what's best for our country so critical government services and programs keep running.


John Kline
Member of Congress

Courtesy of MNGOP

The REAL TRUTH about the government shutdown is that Senate democrats REFUSE to act!

September 20 - House Republicans pass a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (230-189) to keep government running at current spending levels and defund the Affordable Care Act. SENATE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ACT!

September 28 - House passes another Continuing Resolution to keep government open and avoid a shutdown.
Republicans attempt to negotiate with Democrats and agree to delay implementation of Obamacare for 1 year. SENATE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ACT!

Read more: The Real Truth About the Government Shutdown

September 21, 2013
As we continue to knock down individual members from the long list of liberal talking points, another we can add to the scrap heap of history is that Republicans are the "party of the rich."  

Read more: Party of the Rich? That's the Democrats

Content courtesy of MNGOP

The only thing you really need to know about Obamacare and Minnesota’s version of Obamacare, MNSure, is that:

Congress and the Minnesota Legislature will not have to use it.

Of course there is much more that is wrong with Obamacare and its Minnesota version, MNSure, but the sheer volume and magnitude of the problems make it hard to sort out.  So in the end, this is all you really need to know!

But for those of you trying to keep track and understand the massive implications of this government takeover of our healthcare industry, here’s a top ten.

Read more: Top 10 Un-Affordable Care Facts

Child care union law blocked by federal appeals court

This post is from the Hot Dish Politics blog

Blog post by: Jim Ragsdale                                   

Updated: September 19, 2013 - 6:33 PM

A hotly-contested law that was to allow in-home child care providers to vote on whether to unionize has been temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court.

Officials of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which is representing Minnesota providers who oppose unionization, said they received notice late Thursday that their motion for an injunction blocking the law was granted by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to lawyers for the group, that means the child-care union election cannot take place until the injunction is lifted. The appeals court said it wants to wait to see if the U.S.Supreme Court decides to hear an appeal on a related case dealing with unionization of home-care workers. That case is called Harris v. Quinn.

Jennifer Parrish, a plaintiff  in the suit who is campaigning against union, said,  “I am on cloud nine. This is exhausting. Having to get out there and educate providers. It's become a fulltime job. Having law enjoined at least gives us bit of security knowing they can’t bring us an election any time soon.”

Jennifer Munt, a spokeswoman for AFSCME, the union seeking to organize providers, said the union will continue its work "full steam ahead."

“This one-sentence decision has nothing to do with the merits of the case," Munt said. "It’s a temporary roadblock that doesn’t stop us from organizing. We are moving full-speed ahead because child care providers want a union."

Officials of the Legal Defense Foundation said the ruling only blocks the unionization of child-care  providers and does not affect personal care attendants, who are covered by the same law.

"Today's ruling from the federal appeals court is the first step to remedy the injustice done by Democrats to the hardworking childcare providers and parents of Minnesota, said a statement from Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, a former provider who opposed the law.  "While the legal battle over this law is far from over, I'm happy Minnesota moms and dads and their childcare providers can be breath a little easier for now as the threat of forced childcare unionization is no longer imminent."

This post is from the Hot Dish Politics blog

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