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Kline's Policies On Student Debt Could End The Middle Class
by Dave Mindeman

Rep. John Kline is upset about the National Debt. He takes pride in his "pork busting" positions. He thinks America must be more fiscally responsible.

But his is ruining our future economy.

I'm not sure why the main stream press turns away from the student debt issue, but it is the next major financial crisis. Millions of student loans end up in default and the taxpayers are the ones holding the paper.

Higher education is the means by which we build the middle class. They invest in themselves and . . .
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Johnson And McFadden - Trying To Find Something That Sticks
by Dave Mindeman

I realize that Republican attacks are always going to be there, but it would be nice if they made actual sense.

McFadden and Johnson are calling news conferences and using terms like incompetent against Governor Dayton and Sen. Al Franken about the Preferred One pullout from MNSure. And it troubles me that they get away with such distortion.

MNSure is a free market exchange. Yes, free market. Insurance companies can enter the market and they can leave the market. They price their own product and the consumer chooses.

Preferred One . . .
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Regarding PreferredOne - Nobody's Fault, Just Business
by Dave Mindeman

(Forgive me if this gets a little lengthy, but I wanted to cover it all)

I guess the GOP thinks that the latest news about Preferred One pulling out of MNSure is worth a whole bunch of media time. So I guess I hate to disappoint them when I say the Preferred One pullout is no big deal.

I will try to explain this and I will speak slowly for all you conservative bloggers on the True North site.

Let's evaluate this based on facts...(we all remember those I hope) and along . . .
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Preferred One Leaves MNSure - For Business Reasons
by Dave Mindeman

The news today about Preferred One dropping out of MNSure is going to be a "new" GOP talking point.

But consider this statement when MNSure rates were first outlined during the first sign-up session....

For years, PreferredOne has been a small player in Minnesota for individuals who purchase coverage without help from an employer. The company had just 2 percent of the $688 million market in 2012 -- a sliver that was dwarfed by the 65 percent share held by Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. So, to grab a bigger . . .
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Bill Maher Creates An Opportunity In The 2nd District
by Dave Mindeman

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Talking Points Memo picked up on Maher's FlipADistrict selection of John Kline as his target. A slightly different take from an alternative media source but with a similar national media conclusion. They went to the usual sources to comment....

Election forecaster Larry Sabato predicts a "likely Republican" victory. The Cook Political Report doesn't register Kline's district in its list of 70 House seats that are competitive or could become competitive -- he's considered safe. And the Rothenberg Political Report says Kline has a solid hold . . .
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