Walz puts unions over vets

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About ten days ago, Tim Walz voted against H.R. 1259, the “VA Accountability First Act of 2017.” Overall, it passed. H.R. 1259’s purpose is to, “provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.” This goes back to the travesties we heard about in recent years, of fake wait lists and other abuses of our veterans in the “care” of the VA. It is more difficult to rid the VA system of poorly performing staff members in part because of union rules. Apparently, as much as Walz says he holds veterans dear, he holds unions dearer. About a week ago, we asked him for an explanation of his “no” vote but have received no …

House passes Keystone; Walz flips

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Last Friday, The U.S. House of Representatives took at least its 4th stab at trying to build the Keystone XL pipeline. It passed but the Ayes are interesting. On July 26, 2011 — 1,210 days ago — the House passed HR 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act to build the Keystone pipeline. Minnesota reps Walz, McCollum, and Ellison voted no. On May 22, 2013 — 544 days ago — the House passed HR 3, the Northern Route Approval Act to build the Keystone pipeline. Minnesota reps Walz, McCollum, Ellison, and Nolan voted no. On September 18, 2014 — 60 days ago — the House passed HR 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act to build the Keystone pipeline. Minnesota reps Walz, …

Dems Caught Laughing About the Failure of ObamaCare

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At a townhall meeting in Mankato with our DFL Senator Klobuchar and Representatives Peterson and Walz, a questioner asking why ObamaCare isn’t saving families $2,500 per year was met with laughter from the esteemed panel. And classic Walz rope-a-dope. See the video starting at 1:17. Greta van Susteren commented on it, too.