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Today's jobs report from the Labor Department was stunningly good. The 7% rate is the lowest in 5 years. Over 200,000 jobs were created - with an average of 195,000 per month for the year. The economy is coming back.
But not everyone is accepting all of this. On December 3rd a number of Republican Committee chairmen, including the 2nd District's own John Kline, sent a letter to the Labor Dept about beginning an investigation into the validity of the Labor Department's employment statistics. This move was
That is worth repeating....a $1 billion surplus. And now the politics of it will start to temper our enthusiasm. The MN GOP will try to figure out some way to take all the credit. The Governor will quickly explore an election year tax cut. But I would suggest that everybody please try to remember how we got here.
Governor Dayton has been in office for 2 budgets. One with the Republicans in charge of both Houses and the other with the Democrats in . . .
In an effort to extend his criticisms of Obamacare, he now concludes that the tentacles of the "flawed" health care law have been undermining our education system.
In a newly established line of attack on the Affordable Care Act, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who leads the House Education Committee, is highlighting stories of school districts' plans to cut back on programs and part-time staffers to meet the demands of the health care law.
He seems to be saying that every cut back (part time workers . . .