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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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5 years 36 weeks

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Wait until this Fall when the premiums shoot up by 15-40% and those who were subsidized by the taxpayers are told they're losing their freebees.

It'll all be gone in 2017 when the republicans repeal it anyway.

that I receive no government benefits. And the way I figure it, after risking my life for 8 years for this nation, you still owe me even if I decline the offer.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 09:47 am in response to Larry Sabato upgrades his rating of McFadden's chances

McFadden should wait until this fall when skyrocketing insurance premiums put Obamacare and MNsure back in the news again and then hit the airwaves with the ad with Franken saying on the floor of the senate "People who are happy with their current plan wouldn't need to change it" which we now know was a blatant lie to get Obama elected.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 09:37 am in response to Examining McFadden’s charge that Franken uses scare tactics

"They never would have made it without Social Security survivor benefits," Franken said in the ad. "

The plan that was being discussed to "privatize" social security (I have no problem using that word) was an idea that would allow young people the CHOICE of designating a certain portion of their monthly FICA taxes into a private account for retirement.

The idea was based on a study in the early 90s that showed that people who would have invested the equivalent amount of money...

Posted on 07/24/14 at 11:20 am in response to Examining McFadden’s charge that Franken uses scare tactics

It was a CHOICE to people to use if they were so inclined.

I don't know about you but 90% of retirement plans, including those for public employee unions, are invested in the stock market (including horror of horrors, oil stocks! yikes!) so good luck to you all if you think it's a bad investment.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 11:27 am in response to Gubernatorial candidate Zellers signs 'no new taxes' pledge

which you favor, apparently.

The internet sales tax is just another reason why young people would never vote democrat if they were only paying attention.

Posted on 07/23/14 at 04:57 pm in response to Zellers reiterates his 'No Tax Increase' pledge in GOP governor's race

Taxes are mandatory, fees are voluntary. Want to avoid the "tax?" avoid the voluntary activity.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 05:59 am in response to Zellers reiterates his 'No Tax Increase' pledge in GOP governor's race

Take all that extra money you have and write a check to the state treasury. Your "high expectations of our government" will be funded through your efforts as it should be and they'll be glad to take your money.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 09:51 am in response to Zellers reiterates his 'No Tax Increase' pledge in GOP governor's race

It's just the best one.

Posted on 07/23/14 at 12:15 pm in response to What could Congress do about Medtronic's move overseas?

their customers do, cut the corporate tax rate to 0%. Seriously.

And while we're at it, let's eliminate the immoral and counterproductive personal income tax and replace it with a national sales tax and a wealth tax. Fifty percent tax on all wealth over $1 million. should do it. Hollywood and Wall Street won't like it but who cares? All wage earners would go on a spending spree with all that new disposable income that would boost the economy and create jobs.