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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 it back to the government in order to meet Obamacare mandates?

Thanks to the Democrats, option A and B are off the table, because they made option C the law.

It was bad enough that Minnesota’s legislative Democrats and Governor Dayton spent $442 million to bail out Obamacare last year, and $160 million on a MNsure website that rarely worked and frustrated thousands of Minnesotans. Now a recent study from the Governor’s own budget department finds that nearly $208 million will be taken from Minnesota schools state wide as they try to meet the regulations of Obamacare.

Representative Greg Davids rightfully brought this information to light recently, and Elizabeth Mitchell attempted to twist the debate, which is shameful.

Rep. Davids has always supported allowing all Minnesotans to have access to health care, but thankfully he doesn’t support wasting what’s someday going to amount to billions of state tax dollars on a program that eliminates your freedom to pick your physicians, limits your health care choices, and in some cases, radically increases your health insurance cost and premiums.

Despite what Mitchell might think, the most important investment we can make is in our children. Giving them every available resource they need to succeed should be our state’s top priority.

Mitchell is right if we value something. We should provide money for it. It appears to me Greg Davids values education over Obamacare, and it’s pretty sad that the Democrats allowed money that has been allocated to our schools to be taken away.

As P.J. O’Rourke said, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”.

Deb Carlson

Rushford, MN

Frac sand mining...

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I wish to express my deep admiration for the Catholic Workers who went on trial for protesting frac sand mining in Winona. Their testimony in the courtroom and the way they live their lives are true inspirations. The owners of the pr ..... 
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Letter to the Editor: Hello to all in the Rushford area...

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A BIG Thanks to all landowners/farmers and snowmobile clubs for letting us snowmobile such a beautiful area. This is my second time to tour through your beautiful bluffs...incredible!! I hope to be back to enjoy your accommodations; ..... 
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David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Does anyone imagine for a minute that the vendetta against David Williams is unrelated to the frac sand mining struggle? Does anyone think the accusatory column wasn’t initiated by someone on the pro mining side of this debate? T ..... 
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Character Assasination of David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, With balanced coverage of news and opinion and the promotion of mutual respect, community unity and harmony, a newspaper has a positive influence on a community. With weighty issues like the sand mining ordinance, with which the ..... 
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It’s time to start taking care of what we have...

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I agree with Lori Peterson, “It’s time…to start taking care of what we have - our kids…” It’s unfortunate, however, that there exists such a negative attitude by some, as to how best to provide for our kids. Several y ..... 
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Letter about Senator Miller and sand mining

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing, working with Trout Unlimited, has proposed provisions to protect trout streams in Southeast Minnesota from damage resulting from frac sand mining. He wanted these provisions included in the Game and Fi ..... 
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Letter about Miller’s actions

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In this time of crisis, Southeast Minnesota deserves leadership to provide strong protections against the ravages of industrial-scale frac sand mining. Not only is Sen. Jeremy Miller not leading, he is an obstructionist to meaningf ..... 
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Letter about Greg Davids survey

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, One of the questions that Greg Davids brought up in his questionnaire was to put a 3.5 percent tax on our insurance premiums. I don’t know about anyone else, but my insurance premiums are a huge chunk out of our check already. He ..... 
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