District 30 endorses candidates

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Minnesota District 30 Republicans endorsed two candidates for the state legislature Tuesday evening. For Minnesota Senate district 30, Carla Nelson was endorsed. District 30 is currently represented by Democrat Ann Lynch. Nelson is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. For Minnesota house district 30A, Charlie O’Connell was endorsed. O’Connell is a Major in the National Guard and served in Iraq. Roughly, District 30A covers the near-north and near-south areas of Rochester. It is currently represented by Tina Liebling. Previously, Republicans endorsed Mike Benson for house district 30B. District 30B covers southern and eastern Olmsted county and southwestern Wabasha county including the communities of Dover, Elgin, Eyota, Plainview, Stewartville, and bits of Chatfield and Rochester. It is currently represented by Andy Welti.

The Dollar’s Inevitable Demise

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Vasko Kohlmayer writes about our national debt at American Thinker. An excerpt: The White House Office of Management and Budget estimated that at the end of 2010, the national debt will breach the $14 trillion mark. This means that America’s sovereign debt will soon equal the annual output of our economy. History shows that most governments that reach such levels of debt are ultimately unable to contain them. In most cases, this leads to the disintegration of the country’s monetary regime and the collapse of its currency. While I agree with Mr. Kohlmayer’s economics, I disagree with his belief that our nation’s collapse is inevitable. Inevitable means it’s too late for hope and change; that we may as well bend over and kiss ourselves goodbye. Our spending is …

Orszag explains how ObamaCare imposes rationing

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Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, explains how ObamaCare imposes rationing at HotAir. “So this Independent Payment Advisory board has the responsibility to put forward proposals to hit a pretty aggressive set of targets over the long term. Furthermore, the proposals take effect automatically unless Congress explicitly votes them down and the President signs that bill. So the default is now switched in a very important way on the biggest driver of our long term costs which is the Medicare program… statutory powers to put forward proposals to reduce health care cost growth over time and improve quality, and those proposals take effect automatically if Congress ignores them, or even votes them down and the President vetoes that bill, so in other words inertia …