Voted For Tim Walz
Randy Demmer campaign is based on evoking fear and misleading information. Demmer complains that the stimulus cost too much and did not produce jobs ... never mentioning that most of the stimulus dollars was in tax cuts for working families and business. Yes, the unemployment rate is still high, but that may be the new normal. The BLS report for total private jobs are up in September from August which was up from July and is also up from September 2009. The increase of 64,000 jobs last month brings the total number of private-sector jobs added this year to 863,000, which is the largest 9-month gain in private payroll employment since the summer of 2007. The BLS is one indicator, but there are others such as the household survey which is better able to pick up jobs created by small startups. The household survey shows that the private sector has created about 1.7 million jobs year-to-date, which is about half of what the BLS number shows. What is down is the number of government jobs.
Mr. Demmer said he wants to repeal the healthcare reform. thus setting the clock back to when everything favored the insurance industry … where preexisting conditions are a good reason to deny coverage … where premiums are based on who pays not on who gets the services … where students are not included in parents policies …. where state exchanges will not be established … where small businesses can not get tax breaks to cover their employees … AND, worse yet, the impact to current insured members who will continue to experience sky-rocketing premium increases. Mr. Demmer doesn't have to worry about healthcare insurance ... as part of his taxpayer-provided benefits, he and his family are covered under State Employee Group Insurance Plan. Under SEGIP, the state picks up 100 percent of their premiums and 85 percent of their dependents’ premiums — no matter how many family members they have, officials and employees pay no more than $130 a month for their premiums. And this programs is not only available for current legislators, but also former legislators. A state statute (43A.27, Subdiv. 4. clause C) allows former legislators to continue either single and/or family coverage in SEGIP until they’re eligible for Medicare. Legislators also can opt in and out of SEGIP over their lifetimes, and they won’t be denied coverage for any pre-existing conditions when they re-enroll.
Mr. Demmer's campaign literature is correct - A Stark Difference, a Clear Choice ... the differences are stark and the clear choice is Representative Walz.