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Throw the bums out in 2014

October 19, 2013

To the editor: There is an election in 2014 Throw the “bums” out of office. Enclosed is our last subscription check to The Journal after 20 years. $170....

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EaglesFan

Nov-08-13 10:03 PM

My insurance isn't go up, either. We have really good insurance, so I'm guessing that they didn't need to add much coverage to comply.

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JReader

Nov-08-13 4:20 PM

Zorro,

I don't have the option to shop. Since my employer offers group coverage I'm not entitled to go to the exchange for coverage. I have to take what they offer. I'm also not eligible for the tax subsidies since my coverage comes from my employer.

You are the only person I've heard of that hasn't seen an increase in their insurance for 2014. Congratulations. Those of us that are subsidizing your coverage hope you use it wisely. The rest of us will be paying more in premiums for less coverage.

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Zorromcgee

Nov-08-13 12:42 PM

JR-Just signed up for my Health Insurance for the year-first time in 15 years we have not had an increase-did it occur to you to shop around? If Kwik Trip was 28% on gas than Hy Vee would you still shop for gas there?

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svensota

Nov-01-13 1:18 PM

And, I will call you out, JR.

I didn't say you advocated for slavery. What I wrote was that you and your pal, Puke73, would like to retreat back to the time of the Founding Fathers (bless 'em). They are the ones who advocated for slavery. You and Puke73 advocate for Constitutional purity. The point being, that it was a "flawed time" and not the political nirvana you seem to think it was.

A subtle difference, but one I sure you're capable of grasping.

Don't be so defensive, or you'll have to go fishing again to find your inner child.

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JReader

Nov-01-13 12:47 PM

I'm going to call you out Sven, when have I ever advocated for the institution of slavery ?

Yeah - I thought so...

Get back on your meds, I'm sure you get them for free.

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svensota

Oct-31-13 4:11 PM

Doesn't anyone want to live in the here and now?

MCW wants to go back a 100 years and smash the robber barons.

And, Puke73/JR would like to retreat to the glorious years of the Founding Fathers (bless 'em) when the Republic was pure and true and half slave and half semi-free.

And, MIT? Probably to the Reformation.

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middleclassworker

Oct-31-13 12:46 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again. We wouldn't have the Government involved in health care if businesses wouldn't have quit providing family health insurance to their employees. Leave it to the bean counters.

Bring the jobs back home. Enough with all the part time jobs. Quit squeezing the workers. The wages in this country have not kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. The working class in this country needs to band together and stand up for their rights like they did 100 years ago. The time is NOW to take this country back.

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JReader

Oct-30-13 9:20 AM

"If you like your current insurance you can keep your insurance. Period." -BHO

The chickens are coming home to roost.

We had our insurance meeting yesterday at work. Premiums are up 28% and our deductible is going up by one third. And we're "lucky" they aren't dropping coverage for spouses - for now.

The Unaffordable Care Act was both ill conceived and poorly executed.

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deerhunt

Oct-22-13 6:01 PM

Add up the credit she wants to give out times the number of breweries in Minnesota , now take that times ten years , you would have your highway 14 expansion paid for.

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deerhunt

Oct-22-13 5:55 PM

Funny, and Obama is doing such a great job? Amy K was down yesterday because she wants to give a $500,000 tax credit to all breweries , we just gave them a $100,000 credit this spring . Who is in bed with big business? I bet my employer would love to have that also .

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japanviking

Oct-22-13 12:53 PM

Wow I was all excited there when I saw the title "Throw the bums out in 2014" as I thought for sure the writer was speaking about Ted Cruz and his merry band of morons so you can imagine my disappointment when I read the letter. Oh well so much for expectations.

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svensota

Oct-21-13 12:21 AM

Horsefeathers, Korie. Pure horsefeathers.

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middleclassworker

Oct-20-13 10:26 PM

Thank you, GrandmaD. I see, though, that I must have ruffled a few feathers of a few Allan Quist sympathizers.

Oh well, life goes on.

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caring1

Oct-20-13 7:31 PM

I have to agree on some of what the author said.But the family should still try to get together for Christmas. Being together is the greatest gift and split the $170 for gas for them to come.Never let this crazy world keep you from family or tradition. Just watch who you vote for I mean really watch don't just make a mark to make a mark make sure you know what that person stands for. They all talk a big game but walk a slow walk. Its called politicians do lie. Say who cut down that Cherry tree.....HMMMMM.

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GrandmaD

Oct-20-13 4:17 PM

Great comment MCW. You actually said it the best.

To Ms. Langbehn - If you have to cancel your subscription to The Journal, so be it. It is unfortunate, however, that you feel you have to cancel Christmas.

As a little girl growing up, there were times we had absolutely nothing, but we never ever cancelled Christmas. Don't let your political views destroy a most precious & spiritual family bonding. Once, again, Merry Christmas.

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PollyA

Oct-20-13 1:22 AM

LOL...WOW! I think the letter writer is in need of emergency psychiatric help. She sounds like she is melting down. Xanax anyone?

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middleclassworker

Oct-20-13 12:40 AM

Korie, you had my interest with "Throw the bums out" but then I got to thinking. If throwing out Tim Walz means that we throw in Allen Quist or some other incompetent, whining dolt, I cannot do that. Is there someone better out there to represent District 1? Of course. Unfortunately, we haven't seen that person on the ballot in many years.

As for your complaints about not having any money, ask your boss why your income hasn't kept up with inflation over the last 50 years.

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shadow

Oct-19-13 4:37 PM

What a load of garbage blame the insurance companies they been raising the prices long before AHC but then again writer is just puting old republican lies .

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GrandmaD

Oct-19-13 10:31 AM

A family member told me my message was not clear. So....I found the content of the letter disturbing, NOT because I agreed with the author, but because the content was shallow & extreme. The added part about Christmas took it to a new level of negativity. Sad.

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TURBO75

Oct-19-13 10:12 AM

Your kids who live far away were probably looking for an excuse not to come home. What a joyfull holiday season, sitting around the fireplace, burning the last bits of furniture, fighting over the dried oatmeal while you proclaim the end of the world is here. Merry Christmas, and for all the other Husseins out there, Happy Holidays!

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GrandmaD

Oct-19-13 10:07 AM

As a Conservative (for the most part) I find this letter to the editor disturbing. Rather than commenting on the letter's contents, I'll just wish the author Merry Christmas.

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Auntydem

Oct-19-13 9:38 AM

Perhaps saving the $170 to help the family gather for Christmas and reading the Journal at a public library or school would have been a better choice. But those public things paid for with taxes are so destructive. Safer to stay away.

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