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Time to ‘Pay it forward’...


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Thanks to Karen Reisner for an excellent op-ed, “Time to ‘Pay It Forward,’” I agree with everything she says about climate change, but I believe there is a better way to take action than EPA regulations: A revenue-neutral carbon pollution fee paid by fossil fuels directly to consumers.

The carbon pollution fee would increase annually, making fossil fuels more and more expensive than solar and wind energy. People switch. The market, not government regulations, makes much bigger and faster carbon emission cuts than the EPA with no economic downside, A new REMI economic report projects it will create 2.8 million net jobs and will add $75-80 billion annually to GDP.

The carbon fee would also also be placed on imports from carbon polluters like China, forcing them to cut emissions to compete. Americans would get that money too, making U.S. products more affordable for them.

This plan is a win-win, supported by most economists, including eight Nobel Prize winners. The Citizens Climate Lobby website has more information on the plan. Reagan’s Secretary of State, George Shultz is on the CCL advisory board.

Meanwhile, the new Risky Business report, backed by GW Bush’s secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, projects the crushing future economic cost of further delaying significant carbon emissions cuts; And The National Review has just called for a Republican strategy to address global warming. So, perhaps the time has come when climate change can finally be dealt with on a non-partisan basis.

All we lack is the political will to make this happen. Congress needs to hear from their constituents from both parties who want real solutions to climate change.

Lynn Goldfarb

Lancaster, PA

Affordable Care Act and MNsure are great for Minnesota...

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg David’s recent commentary entitled “MNsure, Obamacare are disastrous for Minnesota” is missing important details and is using incorrect statistics. First let me list the historic changes to the United States’ healthcare ..... 
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In response to Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you were like many rural Minnesota school districts and were handed more than $200 million, how would you spend it? Would you hire more teachers and school employees, provide the best resources available to our students, or hand ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act is Needed for All

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the letter Greg Davids had in the Journal May 26 and I thought to myself, ‘good grief, Greg, isn’t there something you can be positive about?’ It appeared that you cherry-picked whatever negative you could find in th ..... 
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In response to Dennis DeKeyrel & Jerry Grehl ...

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Dennis DeKeyrel’s and Jerry Grehl’s recent comments about State Representative Greg Davids were outrageous and appalling. Representative Davids has spent the past 30 years helping area residents acquire health insurance. Spreadin ..... 
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Letter about rising natural gas prices

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My Minnesota Energy even pay for natural gas went up $50 a month. An elderly friend’s went up $40. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts rising natural gas prices through 2014. I doubt they will ever go down again. Th ..... 
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MnSure & Obamacare...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In a political ad in the June 9 edition of the Journal, Rep. Davids gives his version of the facts on MnSure and Obamacare. Here are some others that he might what to consider. As of June 1, MnSure and the University of Minnesota a ..... 
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ObamaCare...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After reading Rep. Greg Davids’ vitriolic attack against ObamaCare, I can only conclude he’s for full repeal. This puts him at odds with mainstream Republicans who have abandoned this approach recently, conceding ObamaCare is t ..... 
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Thank you...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My name is Lina Della Libera from Germany, and I had the awesome opportunity to be a PAX exchange student at Fillmore Central High School this year. My host family was the Corson Family of Preston- Eric, Tara, Siri, Elias and Jonas. ..... 
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