Skip to comments.For Minnesota's health exchange ads, Paul Bunyan and Babe star
Posted on 08/19/2013 1:27:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Paul Bunyan seldom is thought of as an insurance salesman. But the Minnesota icon and his sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox, play lead roles in a new $9 million campaign to promote a state-operated health insurance exchange, where roughly 1 million residents will be encouraged to obtain coverage over the next several months. On Sunday, executives with the state's insurance marketplace, which is called MNsure, unveiled an awareness campaign that features the folklore characters suffering humorous mishaps while waterskiing, ice skating and chopping trees. The injuries are meant to lightly illustrate the campaign's tagline, which calls Minnesota the "Land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance."
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Neuter Big Gubamint
Not the Blue Ox..
Big Ole lives too not too far down the road.
How they bitin’ , ey
Land of 10,000 Ways To Waste MY Tax Dollars
A grim fairy tale
You are right. Google earth Bemidji and you can see Paul Bunyon and the blue ox, right next to the lake itself. Been there many times.
She has an ox to gore or an axe to grind or something like that.
“Paul, Babe Ads Rankle Bemidji Leaders”
Or is it Ox, The Blue Babe?
Either way, someone took that name very literally. :-)
This is the year hardworking taxpayers found out what one-party control of Minnesota government looks like. It isnt Shangri-La. More like Detroit.
A recent report titled The Fiscal Survey of States: Spring 2013, produced by the National Governors Association (Gov. Mark Dayton serves on the groups Executive Committee) makes very clear that Minnesotas tax increases this year were extreme compared to the rest of the country.
Our sales tax increases were the fourth-highest in America.
Our income tax increases were second-highest.
Our corporate tax increases were the very highest, as were our tobacco tax increases (by a mile).
Considering the net increase in all taxes, Dayton and his DFL Legislature earned the silver medal in the 2013 Tax Olympics beaten only by Michigan.
To show how large these increases are in our state, after adding up all the tax increases imposed across all 50 states, Minnesota families and businesses will pay 33 percent of all the tax increases in the entire country!
This year our government broke records for spending as well. Minnesota is one of only two states to increase government spending by 10 percent or more.
How did this happen? It happened because of one-party control of state government.
What is the initial impact of all these tax increases? For the first time in 24 months, state revenue collections were down in the month of July (by $20 million), which happened to be the first month of the new DFL budget and new DFL tax increases.
Coincidence? Or the start of a bad pattern?
There is still time to fix this mess. With an upcoming do-over special session looming, I call on my colleagues to take responsibility for their late-night, last-minute decisions and remedy their disastrous budget before its too late.
Bob Barrett, a Republican from Lindstrom, is a member of the Minnesota House.
Ok, someone quickly photoshop all the ‘Paul Bunyans’’ into Barack Obamas.’ His Axe becomes a Golf Club. His Babe is easier: desaturate the ‘Blue’ and dehorn the ‘Ox’ to ‘Cow.’ Obamacare ads should be about the Obamas! Post the ‘fixed’ originals then crowd source the rest of the 10,000 reasons.
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