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Blane Aidan Wendt
July 18, 2012
Letter: Obamacare must be repealed
A recent study by the nonpartisan Doctor Patient Medical Association shows that 83 percent of doctors are considering quitting because of Obamacare. If even half of these quit, a doctor shortage will affect us all. I personally know several doctors who are seriously pondering this...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2011
Public Forum: Jobless numbers misleading
President Obama's economic policies are abysmal. Two years after predicting 8 percent unemployment the jobless are still waiting. "In every rank, or great or small, 'tis industry that supports us all" (John Gay). Citing the administration's "economic recovery," the WCCO-TV anchor...
February 22, 2011 - 12:50am
February 3, 2011
Letter: Obama's misplaced priorities
In his State of the Union address, President Obama missed his Sputnik moment, "I'm a centrist." He reiterated failed government policies. The nation is hurting. Families' food, energy, and medical costs are increasing. Businesses are inundated with regulations and high taxes that...
February 3, 2011 - 12:00am
October 28, 2010
Letter: The Tea Party and its cause
Two days after President Obama signed the since failed $787 billion stimulus bill in February 2009, Rick Santelli called for a new Tea Party on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Since then the Keynesian economic Washington elites have maligned Tea Partiers as "Astroturf"...
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am
January 16, 2010
A health care nanny state?
Opinion Steven Moore of the Wall Street Journal said ObamaCare is "so bad you have to pick it up with a pooper-scooper." The picture is self-explanatory. But the real issue is the meaning of "bad." To many Americans, nationalized health care sounds good, not bad, because they think...
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 29, 2009
Letter: A trashing of our freedoms
During 2008 President Obama promised transparency, saying all Congressional bills would be on the Internet 72 hours before passage. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Consider Senate passage of ObamaCare. Democrats unilaterally wrote the bill behind closed doors. Sen. Brent Steele,...
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
Letter: Distorting the housing market
Despite bailouts the housing financial deck of cards is still teetering. Next year 48 percent of the outstanding home mortgages will have a negative loan value, whereby the amount owed will be more than the home's value. Currently one of every 136 homes are foreclosed; this is distorted...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Letter: Definition of a progressive
In a fund-raising speech Bill Clinton said the elections of Nov. 3 are a referendum on Obama, the health care bill, and our progressive agenda. Hillary Clinton says, "I am a progressive, not a liberal." Obama ran on change and the need to transform this country. McCain said, "Put...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2009
Letter: A prescription for failure
Can pigs fly? They seem to in Washington, D.C. Consider the Baucus Senate health care plan (really an entitlement). In conjunction with the Congressional Budget Office, Baucus has unveiled his $829 billion plan over the next 10 years that he says will reduce the federal budget by...
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
September 14, 2009
Letter: U.S. is bankrupt, now what?
In the last 40 years America has gone from the world's greatest creditor nation to the greatest debtor nation. America is bankrupt. The problem lies in Washington, D.C., on both sides of the aisle. Through gerrymandered seats politicians pick the voters that get them re-elected rather...
September 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 6, 2009
Letter: The perils of Obamacare
Does America need Obama government health care? Seventy-five percent of Americans are satisfied with the existing health care system. The current Congressional health care bill would socialize 15 to 20 percent of the American economy. The real issue is freedom. If Obamacare becomes...
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 20, 2009
Letter: Success of the Tea Parties
The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Parties of April 15 were a success. Of the 5,000 events nationwide, estimated attendance was at least a quarter million. In Willmar the event attracted several hundred people. The mainstream biased media again misstated the impact of the Tea Parties,...
April 20, 2009 - 12:00am