If this post is accurate, then Tim Walz is in a world of re-election hurt:

Where Congress Stands
Rep Timothy Walz D MN-1
Supports the choice of public Healthcare option? Yes

This isn’t a bright career move, especially considering Rep. Walz voted for Cap And Trade. It’s one thing to take an unpopular vote now and again. It’s another to vote for the two most toxic pieces of legislation of this generation. Voting for the public option, aka single-payer health care, won’t sit well in a district that includes the Mayo Clinic. I asked in this post whether the Mayo Clinic could’ve been built if there was a single-payer system in place when Mayo was built. I’m betting that it wouldn’t have gotten built.

I’m betting that alot of research dollars will dry up if health care legislation is passed with a public option.

Combine voting for health care legislation with the public option with voting to raise MN-1 farmers’ gas prices and you’ve got a toxic mix to dig out from. Good luck with that one, Rep. Walz.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

9 Responses to “If This is Accurate…”

  • Dave Thul says:

    Walz also backed himself in a corner during his townhall meeting in Mankato. He promised emphatically that he would never vote for a health care bill that either a)included tax money for abortions or b)wasn’t revenue neutral.

    Given the different versions on the floor now, any yes vote by Walz would be breaking that promise.

  • Hank says:

    Oh, you mean the health care bill that Mayo is supporting? http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=422208

    Or the one that has a 61% national approval rating?

    God, you’re an idiot. Just because you can’t be bothered to understand the problems we’re facing in America doesn’t mean that the rest of us are as hopeless.

    By the way, “Dave Thul”, the current bills have explicit provisions to exclude abortion funding and are deficit reducers. Of course, they would reduce the deficit more, but you geniuses fought the public option (socialism is cheaper than half-assed non-solutions). Good for you, wrong and harmful to the country all at once.

  • apathyboy says:

    Grouping the public option with the single payer system is quite a leap. It pressumes that the public option will kill all private insurance companies which is a seperate discussion altogether (and completely bull IMAO).

    Also a Democratic candidate for anything in MN is going to go along with the public option. Otherwise you lose the DFL which is political suicide for any Democrat, so I wouldn’t say he’s making a mistake.

    Dave: The bill that will brought before congress will exclude tax money for abortions and will be revenue neutral (according to the CBO, which is good enough even if they’re wrong). No corner there.

    Hank: You’re out of line with the idiot comment. There are valid reasons to oppose the public option. Antyhing the government does (regardless of party) should be criticized before it is accepted. [Personally, I support the public option.]

  • Gary Gross says:

    It pressumes that the public option will kill all private insurance companies which is a seperate discussion altogether (and completely bull IMAO).

    You’d better do your homework. The legislation is being written with a slew of regulations that private insurers must meet to qualify as a accepted health insurance policy. If that isn’t bad enough, then they’re talking about capping the price that the insurance company could charge for that policy.

    Furthermore, Barney Frank said that the public option is the best way to go from our current system to single-payer. That’s before considering the video in which Jan Schakowsky, (D-IL), says it’s the Democrats’ goal to eliminate health insurance companies.

  • Gary Gross says:

    The bill that will brought before congress will exclude tax money for abortions and will be revenue neutral.

    Big whoop. So it’s deficit neutral. That isn’t difficult to do if you raise taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars. That’s the flimsiest argument to make.

    I noted here the types of questions that legislators should be asking. Legislation that doesn’t answer those questions satisfactorily isn’t worth passing.

  • apathyboy says:

    “You’d better do your homework.”
    How, by watching nothing but FOX news and reading all the Heritage Foundation reports? I’m paying attention, but so far I’m not buying it. A slew of regualtions aren’t going to tank an industry. At worse, the government will prop it up just to say they didn’t kill it. The issue is fundamental, not categorical.

    However I tend to agree with you in that the DNC is being misleading by trumpeting the bill as “deficit neutral.” It’s going to cost something regardless of how they spin it. I was making the point that Walz won’t face any political backlash for supporting the bill. Beyond that, I’m with you on the “big whoop.”

  • Gary Gross says:

    How, by watching nothing but FOX news and reading all the Heritage Foundation reports?

    By reading the bills & the CBO summaries like I did. Yes, I watch FNC but that isn’t where I get the bulk of my information from. I get that information by following various articles to studies & official reports.

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