• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Contact our Democratic Senators about the Baucus Bill and the Damage to Minnesota

It may seem futile for Republicans to contact either of our Democrat senators with respect to the Baucus Health Care Bill.  However, two specific parts of this bill have a direct impact on Minnesota and both Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have addressed these issues.  A call, letter, or email to our Senators specifically referring to these issues could influence our Senators and perhaps stall the bill long enough for the American people to fully realize the dangers of this bill.

First Issue: Huge tax on Medical Device Companies.  Minnesota medical device companies employ 20,000 people in 200 companies.  The heavy tax levied on these companies will certainly cause job losses, stifle research, and slow medical innovation.  Companies will necessarily pass on their costs to the consumer which will result in higher health care costs—thus violating one of President Obama’s claims (and those of both Klobuchar and Franken) that health care costs will go down.  Our Senators recognize these dangers and have spoken publicly about them.  Constant reminders of their expressed concern can certainly make them aware they are being monitored. 

Second Issue:  Unfunded mandate on Minnesota.  The Baucus Bill includes $37 billion dollars in unfunded mandates on the states with respect to Medicaid.  In his effort to keep the Health Care Bill from increasing the deficit, Senator Baucus included a provision to permanently expand Medicaid and disallow states from setting their own eligibility standards.  The Congressional Budget Office supports the $37 billion dollar figure spread over 50 states and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (a left-wing organization) expects total state deficits to reach $180 billion by 2011.

Medicare is the second largest state expenditure all across the nation and Minnesota is no exception.  Minnesota’s contribution to Medicaid coverage last year was $3 billion.  Perhaps our Democrat Senators would entertain an exception in the Baucus Bill on the order of the one included at the behest of Senator Reid.  The Federal Government will pick up the entire tab for Nevada—as it will for three other states.  Our Senators are on record arguing that this provision is unfair.  We demand to know what our Senators will do to include Minnesota in such favored protections before they agree to vote for this bill.

The Star Tribune has covered our Senators’ stance on the Baucus Bill.  In addition to contacting the Senators surely our local paper will publish your letters, too.

For further informationsee:

http://www.startribune.com/local/64777932.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574414831869954664.html

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/10/05/how-the-baucus-bill-harms-state-budgets/

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=509029

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/63939282.html

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