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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Posted on 07/29/14 at 03:23 pm in response to Walz on VA deal: 'This is the way things should be done'

The deal calls for $10 billion for vouchers to veterans to use at civilian facilities, $5 billion to open more facilities and hire more doctors and nurses, and $2 billion for "miscellaneous."

The solution to getting veterans the treatment they need NOW, is not to build more facilities and hire more doctors. That takes years. They should add that $5 billion to the $10 billion in vouchers.

The $2 billion for "miscellaneous" is nonsense. Add that to the vouchers also, for a...

Posted on 07/29/14 at 08:31 pm in response to Walz on VA deal: 'This is the way things should be done'

to an inept, corrupt bureaucracy is not to throw more money at them. The solution is to shut them down.

Posted on 07/29/14 at 08:35 pm in response to Walz on VA deal: 'This is the way things should be done'

You don't know what you're talking about. The vast majority of veterans seeking medical attention are not those from the Iraq and Afghanistan, they're guys from the Vietnam era. They're old guys with the same conditions as other old guys getting treated in civilian hospitals.

The VA system is not only inept and corrupt, they're a waste of taxpayer money.

Posted on 07/29/14 at 01:43 pm in response to Jury awards Ventura $1.8 million in defamation case

made the point in his news conference that the money was not coming from the widow and orphans but from an insurance company. If that's true, I'd bet that affected the jury's decision.

Posted on 07/29/14 at 08:19 am in response to To make sure everyone succeeds, we must provide equity and opportunity

Now that we're no longer a sovereign nation, and given Keith Ellison's call for bringing to Minnesota even more of the young people flooding across the open Southern border than are already here, what will happen to the education and employment gaps that are so unacceptable now?

Do you think Ellison is unaware of the existing white-nonwhite gaps in education and employment? Do you think he wants the gaps to widen for some reason? What could he possibly be thinking?

"If we just want someone to balance the books, let’s not make this an elected position and hire an accounting firm.”

We could save a lot of taxpayer money by eliminating this constitutional office altogether. If I was the republican candidate, that's the platform I would run on.

Virtually all of the recent articles that have recalled the events leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, whether they mentioned HHH or not, seem to feature the same meme of how the senate democrats knew they were going to need republican votes to pass it, and thanks to some good old arm-twisting on Everett Dirksen, they got it done.

In reality, the republican votes were never in question, as 82% of the republican senators voted for passage with only 6 opposed (27–...

"Oh, you lived." Sounds like something I've said to my kids.

The role of a father is to teach his kids to be responsible citizens, to play by the rules, to be self-reliant, and if you were my kids, how to throw a pass while rolling to your left.

Overtly or subliminally, that ad is reminding us that too many people in our society have been conditioned to look to government to solve their problems, no matter how small and solvable.

People who know this, recognized the...

Posted on 07/25/14 at 09:52 am in response to Michael Walker might have the toughest job in Minneapolis

Michael Walker has the easiest job in Minneapolis because no one expects him to succeed.

No city bureaucracy, no matter how well-intentioned or how well-funded, can reverse the course established 50 years ago with the launch of the "Great Society."

Posted on 07/25/14 at 08:55 am in response to Affordable Care Act: Another story behind the numbers

Supposedly, about 10 million of the 40 million people who were said to be without health insurance now have it as a result of Obamacare. Everyone on the Left, including yourself, seems to be happy with that result. There are articles all over this week about how "successful" Obamacare is.

Ten million people is about 3% of the population.

Most thinking people, and people who aren't interested in government being in total control of their lives, if I'm not being redundant, don'...