There were a couple important things to come out of this debate. First, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, there is a clear choice for MNCD4.
Collett, a University of St. Thomas law professor, took shots at McCollum for supporting President Obama's health-care initiative and for backing various approaches, such as the federal stimulus package and last year's "Cash for Clunkers'' rebate program, aimed at reviving the economy.
"The simple fact is that we need new leadership and we will get this country back on track,'' Collett said.
Collett said voters should reject members of Congress who voted for the health-care bill so Congress can repeal it and replace it with something better.
Spot on Teresa! If you think Health Care Reform the way it stands now is going to deliver the way Betty McCollum, Nancy Pelosi and Obama promised, please read my post. We were told the following, all of which are disputed by many think tanks. Rates weren't supposed to increase, but they are. The uninsured will be put in Medicaid, but Dr.'s are leaving Medicaid in droves; this changes the quality of care. Taxes will increase (there are 17 new taxes) to pay for Health Care Reform. The national debt will actually increase. We were promised we could keep our health insurance, but 17 million people will lose it, and some big companies are considering eliminating their healthcare plans and paying the fine.
Reader, do you agree Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing a great job? Do you think she is taking America down the right track? Where are the jobs? What about the increasing national debt? What about the economy? These are things Bush can't be blamed for; the Democrats have been in control of Congress since 2006! Think about where we are at; think long and hard. Has Nancy Pelosi done a great job? How about a good job? I don't think so.
Recently there is talk about whether or not Nancy Pelosi will retain her position as Speaker of the House. This question leads us to the second important item to come out of this debate, and that is where Betty McCollum stands on Nancy Pelosi.
According to the Pioneer Press, Teresa Collett said, "The simple fact is that we need new leadership and we will get this country back on track,''
And then we have Betty who stands behind Pelosi 100%.
Pelosi has a 39% approval rating in MNCD4! Uhm, that isn't very good, and is lower than Obama, especially when she is half a country away! But Betty backs Pelosi 100%! This year, Betty has voted 100% with Pelosi! Is that good for MNCD4, or is that good for San Francisco? Isn't this part of the problem in Washington? There is no disputing Pelosi is one of the most powerful women in Washington, but by voting 100% with Pelosi, isn't that just pushing through her agenda? Again, how is that good for MNCD4?
As Betty said on Pelosi, "I'm going to support a leader who brings people together to move this country forward.''
Betty, thanks for clearing that up. Move this country forward? I would say you have moved us backwards over the last 4 years! And you are right, Pelosi has brought people together; Conservatives and Tea Party members! Seriously Betty, concentrate and think hard...focus Betty. Over the last year people have become pissed off; me included, thus this blog. Now here is your test Betty... Over the last year we have heard of...
- people that didn't pay much attention to politics (me), to becoming very informed
- Democrats turning Republican or Tea Party
- Independents turning Tea Party or Republican
- Liberals turning Tea Party or Republican
What is missing Betty? Let me answer this for you. What we haven't heard is Republicans, Independents or Tea Party people say, "Hey, things are going great, I like the direction the country is headed in, I am voting Democrat"!
Keep up the work constituents of MNCD4; every bit helps. From letters to the editor, tweets, facebook, blogs, Collett yard signs, telling your neighbors etc...spread the word on what Betty hasn't done for MNCD4, and if you are new to this blog, read how Betty denies God in Congress, supports Hamas and is anti-Israel. Or just ask yourself, with the recent revelation of voter fraud in St. Paul, why would Betty McCollum deny voter fraud is a problem, and what has Betty done for MNCD4?