Klobuchar, Bills spar in vigorous State Fair debate

MinnPost photo by Devin Henry
Klobuchar said her record as a bipartisan dealmaker would help her most effectively represent Minnesotans. Bills said, “I think with the economy the way it is, every incumbent in America is terrified and should be terrified."
Kurt Bills
MinnPost photo by Devin Henry
Rep. Kurt Bills favors a flat tax.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Chuck Johnson on 08/31/2012 - 10:54 am.

    You Left Out the Part About Warmonger Amy Signing That Letter…

    …to Obama, along with 43 other Senators, pushing for an end to diplomacy and getting a war started with Iran.


    Of course the consequences of this war, which has been termed imprudent by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, would likely include consumers paying $10 per gallon for gasoline and ultimately complete bankruptcy of federal government. Is Klobuchar really crazy enough to believe that this proposed war has the support of Minnesotans? She must not be, because she, along with her minions in the local press do everything possible to keep her position in this matter concealed from the public.

    Shouldn’t Klobuchar’s demand for war be part of any debate considering its implications for the public?

  2. Submitted by Nancy Gertner on 08/31/2012 - 12:05 pm.

    Comparing Records as Legislators

    Senator Klobuchar and Rep. Bills are both completing first terms as elected legislators. The similarity is that both were members of the Majority party in their legislative body. The difference is that Senator Klobuchar was able to get some of her bills and amendments signed into law and Rep. Bills was not. Senator Klobuchar was successful in working with members of the other party to get her legislation passed. This seems an indicator that sending Rep. Bills to Washington to represent all the people of Minnesota might be detrimental to our representation if we expect our elected representatives to achieve a legislative agenda and not just talk to the press. Rep. Bills saying we should be “terrified” looks like a scare tactic that seems an indicator he has extreme views on some policy issues and may not be aligned with the views of a majority of Minnesotans.

  3. Submitted by Michael Cavlan on 09/08/2012 - 12:08 pm.

    Journalist Ethics

    Copy of letter sent to Devin

    Dear Devin Henry

    I was saddened to see your article in MinnPost on the Klobuchar- Bills US Senate debate. Without asking some of the deeper journalistic questions that needed to be asked. Excluding the critical voices of dissent has become the norm in “debates” today.

    By being silent on this, you are in fact condoning it and participating in the attempt to silence dissent in our country.

    Need I remind you that the Press is protected in the First Amendment precisely because your role is supposed to be a watchdog over those in power. Instead of being a lapdog for them.

    You have to decide, for yourself wither you will be a watchdog or a lapdog. Your own personal journalistic ethics and integrity is at stake Sir. I can also rest assure you that this campaign and its ideals will refuse to be silenced. All we ask is that you do your job, as a journalist.

    We are deadly committed to this task. I have cc’ed in some of the central members of the campaign staff in this communication


    Michael James Cavlan RN
    Candidate US Senate 2012
    Minnesota Open Progressives

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