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Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 09/17/14 at 08:33 am in response to PreferredOne says it's pulling out of MNsure for business reasons

"I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year."
Source: Speech, "A Politics of Conscience," June 23, 2007

To be fair, if you like your PreferredOne plan you can keep your PreferredOne plan, but that price, you can't keep that. This is the plan that featured the lowest cost, the broadest network, and the largest enrollee population (6...

Posted on 09/03/14 at 07:38 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

In the same paragraph as you seem to be supporting better opportunities for children, you support abortion rights so as not to "obliterate the legal concept of privacy". Let's pause for a moment and consider those two ideas together. A moment wasn't long enough.

How about giving a child a chance to live, how is that for an opportunity?

Posted on 09/04/14 at 09:04 am in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

What about a pre-born child is not a child? As we know, some abortion practitioners perform partial birth abortions, and some of those children survive the process, only to have their spinal cords snipped post-birth. There is no difference in the child between partial birth and post birth, yet one is legal to kill, the other is not. To not "obliterate the legal concept of privacy" this must be preserved?

It is not about a belief, it is about a fact.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 03:01 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

Back your claim, else it is just another throw away line for the scrap heap of MinnPost baseless opinions.

It seems that liberals use a different measure for compassion; it is how much lip service do I give to using government money on well-meaning and ineffective social programs. Conservatives would prefer to keep their money from the government's grasp and invest it in their own families and in their own communities. A Syracuse University study by Professor Albert C. Brooks backs...

Posted on 09/04/14 at 03:25 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

They ....

Your characterizations and stereotypes and self-serving assumptions, while mildly amusing, amount to more unfounded blah-blah-blah, and don't contribute to the conversation. These types of stereotypes, and the thinking behind them, are the under-pinning of racist thought. Same thinking, different target.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 04:08 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

No, just a calling out regarding the use of stereotypes to avoid addressing the points of the discussion.

The contribution of pro-life billboards is a message of help and of hope for those in need, the message of alternatives to ending a life, to people that find themselves in a tough spot. You can mock that if you like, but those messages are an important contribution to the conversation. Thanks for asking.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 04:20 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

Yawn? Wake up!

Typing the word "nothing" in all caps is not a rebuttal. Although, it may have to do if it is all that you have.

Who is more effective and efficient with money, those caring for a family, those close to the community, or the government? I know your answer is the latter. Sadly it just isn't so. I don't have overhead like the layers of government like those that burden government sponsored social programs.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 04:29 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

What also counts as charity is the money that liberals give to their causes that may not pass my sniff-test of what constitutes charity. The point is that they give far less, as they see it as the government's job to dole out compassion and generosity. Compassion by proxy isn't compassion, it is delegating your responsibility to your community back to the government.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 09:42 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

It was Research Study Conducted by a Major University. Because it flies in the face of your wisdom, it is “one claim from a professor ...”. Still no rebuttal?

I have no contempt nor do I lack empathy. If you disagree, quote me.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 09:50 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

It was RB that was trying to pare down conservative giving because it did not fit his definition of charity. Same goes for liberals; they give to some things I don’t consider charity. Bottom line, conservatives give more.

Since we are all enjoying this topic, here is another excerpt from the Realclearpolitics link that I provided above.

“In 2000, brows were furrowed in perplexity because Vice President Al Gore's charitable contributions, as a percentage of his income, were...