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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 09:35 AM
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Tim Pawlenty says that as governor he did "Health Care Reform the right way."
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/pawlenty-dro...
(brief video below article on that page)


What does he mean? Does MN have Health Care Reform?


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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 12:52 PM
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1. He slashed PCA hours then cut PCA hours for remaining clients by 17%
and cut the PCA's pay by 9%. These folks are the poorest of the poor and aids get somewhere between $6-15 an hour depending on how long they worked and how skilled they are but there are generally no benefits, you pay your own transpiration between jobs and less hours per client means more clients and more transpiration and doing the same work in much less time.

Those that got kicked out and had no family resources ended up in nursing homes.

Pair that with the head of one of the TC schools who cut 58 teachers so she could give other administrators some who already got paid over $100,000 big raises even though some of them where known to be leaving or retiring. "She wanted to be fair" but sure not to the kids.

Minnesota has class warfare here too.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 06:36 AM
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3. Yup, T-Paw sure did it the "right way."
The Republican Way. "I got mine, f*** you."
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 02:01 PM
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2. Y'know, I honestly think that if Michele Bachmann were elected president, I could handle it. It
would be terribly annoying, but I wouldn't be full of despair the way I was when Bush was elected. The election process has become a joke, and Bachmann would be a great punchline.

But if Pawlenty had been elected, that would have sent me over the edge. That would have been worse than Bush.
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Bosso 63 Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-11 05:19 PM
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4. Hey Tim: you sold your soul and sold out the State,
and you got nothing to show for it other than humiliation.
So let the record show that you just suck.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 12:32 PM
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5. Just like he did bridge maintenance "the right way"
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