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Walz(D-Mn) Pounded with Health Care Questions
KAALTV.com ^ | 04/09/2010 | By: Lorilyn Prestidge

Posted on 04/10/2010 5:05:03 AM PDT by Son House

Congressman Tim Walz came to Austin Friday, talking with businesses about jobs, energy, and financial services.

But the hot topic was health care reform.

Super Fresh in Austin was of many stops for Congressman Walz as he checks in with local businesses.

"To get a feel for are people felling optimist are we doing the right things, moving in the right direction so it's just to make sure I’m very, very familiar and in tune with what's going on out here," said Congressman Tim Walz.

Walz recently voted for the health care reform bill, a big topic with local businesses.

"I think its big for America, but more importantly it's big for small business," said owner of Super Fresh, Jim Stiles.

"The system is broken it needs to be fixed but I don't believe government is the one to fix it," said owner of Cedar River Horse Logging, Tim Carroll.

Whether they support it or not, businesses owners are questioning how the bill is going to affect them.

"The law has passed but then you have rules and the rules haven't been put out yet," said owner of Donkers Appliance, Ralph Donker.

"I'm on a freeze, I don’t do anything with my business until I figure out if I can survive or not hiring employees is just not a option until I know where I stand," said Carroll.

And Walz isn't one bit surprised with all the questions.

"We did not do a good job of putting out the information of what's in there and if there's a vacuum and there no information and it was filled with bad data and I don't blame people for being nervous about this," said Walz.

Walz adds main street feedback is something he takes seriously.

"Nothing's carved in stone, we can keep the stuff that works and throw out the stuff that doesn't," said Walz.

In the meantime, business owners say they're reading up on the bill to figure out what's in it for them and what's not.

To view the Health Care Reform Bill, we have posted a link on our website for you just click on links.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: health; healthcare; obamacare; pounded; questions; walz
"...if there's a vacuum and there no information and it was filled with bad data..." said Walz.

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A lame excuse for a Congress Rep not reading what is in the bill, he still doesn't explain it to the constituents, nobody understood the legislation as passed, the Health and Human Services Secretary gets the final say anyhow, so there may be more 'bad data' added.
1 posted on 04/10/2010 5:05:03 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

bad data =>the truth about what’s in the bill, or the promise of free health care? Guess it will depend on who he is talking to, the poor or the business owners


2 posted on 04/10/2010 5:06:02 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: Son House

“”Nothing’s carved in stone, we can keep the stuff that works and throw out the stuff that doesn’t,” said Walz.

Really!!??? It’s not carved in stone?

How are we going to figure out what doesn’t work? Who is going to decide what parts don’t work? How long will it take to figure out the unworkable parts? How many businesses will go bankrupt trying to figure out the “stuff that doesn’t” work?

Did you look at the models in Tennessee and Massachusettes and see what worked and didn’t work there BEFORE you were part of the cabal that voted in this healthcare???


3 posted on 04/10/2010 5:15:19 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Son House
To get a feel for are people felling optimist are we doing the right things...

Did monkeys write this?

4 posted on 04/10/2010 5:16:10 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Son House

“Nothing’s carved in stone, we can keep the stuff that works and throw out the stuff that doesn’t,” said Walz.

That about sums it up...I don’t know what I voted for but it fixes everything...if not we’ll change it....


5 posted on 04/10/2010 5:16:15 AM PDT by conservativehusker (Ben Nelson makes me ashamed to be a Nebraskan. (Kinda like Bill Calahan once did))
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To: Son House

Cong. Walz Returns To His Teaching Roots For A Day

http://www.keyc.com/node/35762

MSU Professor Daniel Levin’s Environment of Business class had a prominent guest lecturer today. Congressman Tim Walz stopped by to give a lesson on Why the National Debt Matters.

Rep. Tim Walz says, “Talking about the debt, what I want is to show you why this is going to effect your career, why it’s going to effect your standard of living...”

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And Congressman Tim Walz voted for the biggest cost to them, the Stimulus and Health sCare bills that will decrease both their job opportunities and standard of living


6 posted on 04/10/2010 5:18:01 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: Josa

Good point, you’ve nailed it


7 posted on 04/10/2010 5:20:24 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: Son House
"Nothing's carved in stone, we can keep the stuff that works and throw out the stuff that doesn't," said Walz.

Uh, Representative Walz, that's what the debate time is for. Once a bill is passed, it is carved in stone.

8 posted on 04/10/2010 5:27:18 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Son House

One more example of avoiding the adults while on Easter break;

Walz(D-Mn) to Students: Bipartisan Solution Needed with National Debt

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2485192/posts

Standing before a crowd of high school students, 1st District Rep. Tim Walz pointed to a screen with a 14-digit number sprawled across the screen. That number, amounting to more than $12.6 trillion, is the current national debt.

“Whoa,” said a high-schooler seated in the crowd.

During an all-school assembly Tuesday at St. Charles High School, Walz made the case that students need to care about the rising debt levels because their future depends on it. He said now is the time for politicians of both parties to work on a solution.

“When the government spends more money than it takes in, your family pays the price,” the Democrat told students.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 5:36:53 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: Son House

If he gets re-elected those people deserve to go bankrupted. They should be applying Tar and Feathers to the little commie prick.


10 posted on 04/10/2010 5:37:29 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Son House

Pounded with healthcare questions? They should have pounded him with a salami instead!


11 posted on 04/10/2010 5:42:12 AM PDT by j.argese
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To: Son House
To get a feel for are people felling optimist are we doing the right things, moving in the right direction so it's just to make sure I’m very, very familiar and in tune with what's going on out here," said Congressman Tim Walz.

That's not what he said. He said:

To going to get a feelsy for are people minds felling optimist are we somekinda doing walla the right river things to s bssket, only street moving in time to the right beat of a direction so in place it's just imagination to make harm I'm sure I’m want to very, very uncle familiar and and dancing in tune with salmon and what's yellow about calamari going on out a date here," said Congressman Tim Walz.

12 posted on 04/10/2010 5:47:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Son House

Sure hope MN wakes up and votes this phony out of office.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 5:56:37 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: Lazamataz

ROTFLMAO


14 posted on 04/10/2010 6:06:46 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Son House

***”To get a feel for are people felling optimist are we doing the right things, moving in the right direction so it’s just to make sure I’m very, very familiar and in tune with what’s going on out here,” said Congressman Tim Walz.***

Too bad he didn’t check with them BEFORE he voted yes on the Deathcare Bill.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 6:16:07 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: HD1200

Walz is nothing but a Pelosi handmaiden. His miserable voting record will finally catch up with him this fall and we’ll be rid of him.


16 posted on 04/10/2010 6:18:08 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Thanks for giving me a laugh with all this depressing news!

I have noticed a steep drop in composition and proofreading skills in news articles from all sources

17 posted on 04/10/2010 6:21:55 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: Son House

he knew if he read it he couldnt vote for it...now he can just call himself stupid.


18 posted on 04/10/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Son House
The bill had no benefits and lots of taxes and abusive prison sentences for noncomformance.

People knew that.

Apparently there remain some members of Congress who don't understand what that means.

19 posted on 04/10/2010 6:24:41 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Son House

reistered Democrat=traitor.


20 posted on 04/10/2010 6:25:33 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Did monkeys write this?

I'm glad you mentioned this. I reread that sentence 3 times before I gave up.

21 posted on 04/10/2010 6:32:45 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: j.argese

Instead of a salami, how about a kala makkara ~ an old one that really stinks.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 6:33:07 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Son House

Another STUPID rep to be voted out I hope???????????


23 posted on 04/10/2010 6:42:29 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Son House

Remember the saying “It’s always easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission”? Dicators have learned this very well. Democrats will just apologize later and the people will forgive them.........that’s what they think but it ain’t going to happen.


24 posted on 04/10/2010 6:46:14 AM PDT by RC2
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To: muawiyah

I’d take you up on that based only on the name!


25 posted on 04/10/2010 7:12:13 AM PDT by j.argese
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To: Son House

“We did not do a good job of putting out the information of what’s in there”

You friggin’ lyin’ socialist crook.
11/2010.


26 posted on 04/10/2010 7:17:34 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Son House

“bad data =>the truth about what’s in the bill, or the promise of free health care? Guess it will depend on who he is talking to, the poor or the business owners”

Pret hard for the poor to create jobs - so I guess that jobless ‘recovery’ is gunna continue - huh walzie? Yeah, keep stickin’ it to the ‘rich’ - all those rich small business owners that will not be creating jobs to your district.

Moron.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 7:19:57 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Josa

Great questions, that the RATS don’t care about.

11/2010.


28 posted on 04/10/2010 7:21:32 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

“Did monkeys write this?”

Probly. And an a$$ spoke it.


29 posted on 04/10/2010 7:22:54 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Son House

“Congressman Tim Walz stopped by to give a lesson on Why the National Debt Matters.”

Oh my goodness. We are living through Orwellian times, aren’t we?


30 posted on 04/10/2010 7:23:56 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“Uh, Representative Walz, that’s what the debate time is for. Once a bill is passed, it is carved in stone.”

Right. And they allowed tons of debate fortunately. /massive sarc


31 posted on 04/10/2010 7:24:52 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Son House

“When the government spends more money than it takes in, your family pays the price,” the Democrat told students.
++++++++++++++++++++

The a$$ has spoken. This is unreal stuff, really.


32 posted on 04/10/2010 7:26:00 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: dalebert

“he knew if he read it he couldnt vote for it...now he can just call himself stupid.”

As can we. As well as corrupt, and a liar. Talking to students about how the debt is bad for them. REALLY Congressman? And what have you done about it - but add to it massively?


33 posted on 04/10/2010 7:29:05 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: HD1200
Sure hope MN wakes up and votes this phony out of office.

Didn't they just vote Franken into the senate?

34 posted on 04/10/2010 7:52:00 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Anyone know who’s running against him?


35 posted on 04/10/2010 9:23:53 AM PDT by MrsPatriot (‘The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.’ - R R)
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To: MrsPatriot

Yeah, there are a few, Randy Demmer and Alan Quist are the most known, 3 other GOP ; Jim Engstrand, Jim Hagedorn and Frank McKinzie; Independence Party Steve Wilson; independent candidate Lars Johnson. here’s a short article;

Tea Party questionnaire highlights differences between Demmer, Quist

http://postbulletin.typepad.com/political_party/2010/03/tea-party-questionnaire-highlights-differences-between-demmer-quist.html

The Rochester Tea Party Patriots have posted on their Web site questionnaires filled out by candidates running for the 1st Congressional District and for governor. It is interesting to note that when it comes to the congressional race, only two candidates responded — Rep. Randy Demmer of Hayfield and former state Rep. Allen Quist of St. Peter. You can view these questionnaires by clicking here. There are three other GOP candidates running: Jim Engstrand, Jim Hagedorn and Frank McKinzie. Also running for Democratic Congressman Tim Walz’s seat are Independence Party candidate Steve Wilson and an independent candidate with no party affiliation Lars Johnson.

It is interesting to look at where Quist and Demmer differ on the issues. For instance, Demmer said he supported the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 passed under President Bush whereas Quist opposed the measure. The $168 billion bill provided tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers.

They also disagree on whether or not the U.S. should pull out of the United Nations. Demmer says “no” and Quist says “yes.” Demmer does not agree with eliminating the U.S. Department of Education and Quist backs the idea. They both say they do not agree that global warming is man made.

When it comes to the gubernatorial candidate, no DFLers responded. The two GOP front runners Tom Emmer and Marty Seifert did fill out the form. Also filling it out was Republican candidate Phil Herwig, Independence Party candidate Joe Repya (who ended his campaign) and Constitution Party candidate Harley Swarm.


36 posted on 04/10/2010 9:37:45 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Did monkeys write this?

LOL! Pretty much what I thought!

37 posted on 04/10/2010 9:50:31 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Son House
“When the government spends more money than it takes in, your family pays the price,” the Democrat told students.

My God....

38 posted on 04/10/2010 9:55:39 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: MrsPatriot

Here’s the local TEA party in s.e. mn;

Rochester Tea Party Patriots

http://www.rochesterteapartypatriots.org/

Official Headquarters for Tax Day Tea Party 2010

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/


39 posted on 04/10/2010 9:57:41 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: Future Snake Eater

He is telling us that it is time to raise taxes.

Criminal...the entire Dem Party should hang!


40 posted on 04/10/2010 12:29:45 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Son House

Don’t ask me! I just voted for this.

Now pay your taxes and have a nice day. :)

-every liberal Democrat


41 posted on 04/10/2010 12:53:43 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Son House

“When the government spends more money than it takes in, your family pays the price,” the Democrat told students.

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But the Dems are just gonna keep on spending and spending anyway. And then, what do ya know? They have to raise your taxes! Grrr!


42 posted on 04/10/2010 2:58:40 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (LOLcat sez: "ObamaCare: Do Not Want!")
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To: Josa
Did you look at the models in Tennessee and Massachusettes and see what worked and didn’t work there BEFORE you were part of the cabal that voted in this healthcare???

Excellent point! To which I might add, both of these models were less comprehensive and screwed up than the ObamaCare monstrosity which just got rammed down our throats. Liberals never thing what they do is a failure. They only think it failed because they weren't allowed to do enough of it.

43 posted on 04/11/2010 3:07:49 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Josa
Liberals never thing = Liberals never think

sorry.

44 posted on 04/11/2010 3:10:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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