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Susan McNerney

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
5 years 41 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 07/23/14 at 10:16 am in response to Mike McFadden open to raising the age for Medicare benefits

this guy is going with attacking Medicare and SS (and with mathematically nonsensical positions at that). The ads write themselves.

Posted on 07/08/14 at 09:59 am in response to GOP seems determined to run on Dayton 'bungling' the economy

when republicans are in charge, all the numbers are the opposite of what they are now. Everything seems topsy-turvy to the poor dears.

Posted on 07/03/14 at 10:21 am in response to 16,000 MNsure applicants left in 'limbo'

the 16,000 uninsured before Obamacare?

If this is limbo, then I guess they were previously in some sort of h*ll, along with hundreds of thousands of others who went totally without health insurance, or who had junk insurance. Now at least they will likely be insured this year when the problem is worked out, and the uninsured population has been reduced by 40%.

Perspective, people.

at the puddling of wealth among the non-productive classes. Nothing wrong with that. However, I doubt Franken is "angering" any of the people who can now go to the emergency room or treat their cancer without declaring bankruptcy.

War with Iran? War with Russia? War in Syria? War in Iraq? Not withdrawing from Afghanistan? I fail to see how Obama has failed at all. It's inevitable that the American president who decides not to invest in war will be labeled "weak" and "ineffective" by those who never saw a tank they didn't like. If you're keeping up, you'll find that we've had some big victories - chemical weapons out of Syria, Iran's nuclear program in huge capitulations to the west, and Putin is now in a very tight...

who make the great cause in their life reducing the wages and benefits of entire classes of people. In this case, these activists want the people who care for children to be little more than serfs. They want your kids to be raised around people who can't afford to feed their own children. Why take that up as The Thing You Care About? There a many, many more worthy causes.

Posted on 07/01/14 at 08:23 am in response to More Minnesota manufacturers say they're 'thriving'

for saying the ACA is limiting growth? It's sad so many business owners are so utterly brainwashed against anything this president does. Small businesses have been smothered by the old health care system, a system that left many sole proprietors unable to afford insurance at all. Now they can actually pay their hospital bills. How awful.

Perhaps what they're really worried about is that employees are no longer chained to them in order to preserve life-sustaining care for themselves or...

Posted on 06/30/14 at 12:10 pm in response to When should a student's writing raise red flags?

although professors may see this sort of thing more often simply because they are handling large volumes of students and materials, it isn't really that common. I went through 4 years undergrad in an English dept, and an MFA degree, and though some of my fellow students wrote things I'd consider offensive or gratuitously violent none of it remotely crossed the line to the sort of material described in her article.

However, I was once followed by a young student while walking across...

I hope for the day when the feds really clamp down on debt levels for schools with high debt default rates, which are overwhelmingly for profits. There's been a little progress, but not enough.

In any case, the only people I know that have gone successfully through these schools and actually finished are people that could have gone to a traditional institution for half the price (they had the grades). These folks think they did just fine - but in reality they have twice the debt they...

Posted on 10/24/13 at 05:58 pm in response to Bachmann: Sebelius should resign over health-care website problems

she's been my congresswoman for several years, and I don't recall seeing her brain getting past page 1 the entire time.