‘No more cuts’ chants fill Capitol

Advocates for the disabled filled several floors at the Capitol to “send a simple but loud message to lawmakers:  preserve core services for Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens.”  Organizers said more than a thousand people turned out who chanted “No more cuts!” 

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle spoke, DFL Minority Leader Paul Thissen told the crowd Republicans may break their promise to protect the disabled.  GOP Senate Health and Human Services Chair David Hann added “It’s a tough environment we’re in, I wish I could say here’s the answer.”

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 02/11/2011 - 07:17 am.

    Mr. Hann, it’s actually VERY EASY to say “Here’s the answser” in a way that would help those in need. All you have to do is realize that the homeless, disabled, unemployed, and those whom you would never want as an employee (the unemployable) need and deserve help and support from the government MORE than your fabulously wealthy leash holders need a 5th home, a bigger yacht, a larger overseas investment portfolio, and an even more leisure-filled lifestyle.

    But then, you’re not willing to realize that, are you? YOU think the problem with Minnesota is that the rich aren’t rich enough (and presumably never will be).

  2. Submitted by Lynda Friedman on 02/14/2011 - 12:04 pm.

    The Republican majority in the Minnesota House and Senate appears to be moving in the direction of believing disabilities to be simply lifestyle choices. Or perhaps they are putting support for the disabled in the same category as EPA regulations: nice to have but unaffordable in these “tough” times.

  3. Submitted by Mohammed Ali Bin Shah on 02/14/2011 - 06:29 pm.

    Actually, all you have to do is realize that the homeless, disabled, unemployed, and those whom you would never want as an employee (the unemployable) need and deserve help and support from PRIVATE CITIZENS and ORGANIZATIONS such as Churches, Synagogues, Temples, Mosques and other PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS. Everyone must look into his/her heart and find it within themselves to help others based upon their own view of morality. The government has no business telling me who I must help or even force me to do so.

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