Mark Dayton tells Michele Bachmann to mind her own health care business

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Dayton: Bachmann should concentrate her fire on Iowa and New Hampshire, and leave Minnesota alone.
Rep. Michele Bachmann told us that God wanted her in Congress, but she just can't keep her fingers out of state politics -- especially when it might help raise her national profile.

Today she demanded that Gov. Mark Dayton rescind his executive order to allow some of Minnesota's poorest residents the opportunity to get health insurance through expanded Medicaid.

Dayton said she ought to leave executive orders to the guy Minnesotans elected to make them in the first place.

His decision to fast-track the executive order on medical assistance means that adults without children who make less than $8,000 a year will be insured, and $1.4 billion in federal money will come Minnesota's way through provisions in health care reform passed last year by Congress.

Just like former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Bachmann doesn't want people getting those benefits. They might like them, after all. Surrounded by Republican supporters, she tried to cast Dayton's move as something "extraordinary," as though it hadn't been debated for months during the gubernatorial race. And she threatened "extraordinary actions" if he didn't follow her dictates.

Bunk, Dayton said. The expansion is essential to providing health care to 95,000 people who wouldn't otherwise have it, and Bachmann's "playing presidential politics with the residents of our state. That type of politicking is better taken to Iowa or New Hampshire."


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tjw1031
tjw1031

she is a fruitcakelike mitt  she was called on by God himself does anyone  know that she wanted to nuke iraq

Olebjornson
Olebjornson

Is she giving up her fantastic U. S. taxpayer paid government healthcare that provides for the country's best healthcare? I think not. No more needs to be said.

rcforpax
rcforpax

Wow, Amy,for real? Our biggest problem in solving social issues is that we are so focused on bashing each other for our heart-felt beliefs. Just because someone doesn't see things the same way as I do doesn't make them a "dickhead". Calling each other names has absolutely no basis in civility. It appears to me that many are still stuck in the mindset of junior high. Unfortunately there is far more at stake in the grownup world.

Ken
Ken

If Minnesota taxpayers did not have to fund the healthcare of half the U.S. We could provide health care for our own families.Dayton signed an open enrollment with Connecticut the only other State that is willing to give up all life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. People die from illnesses and that is unfortunate. Until someone can cure death Utopia is a fantasy.If you can afford or have ability to help your fellow man by all means do it. Do not force Americans to sacrifice their own children. Most cannot afford it. Dayton has no words to defend his action.

Dave2
Dave2

Bachmanns nonsense is typical of masochistic T- party rhetoric. Saving on government spending is one thing but, when it reaches the paranoid level that the Bachmans, Limbaughs, and Becks logic wants, it destroys whatever desire for common good that is still left in American thinking. How can a strong civilization exist when education, police/ fire protection, and medical care are treated as the rabid dogs of society? The most shameful thing of all is the selfish American public who would go along with it.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

DAYTON IS A FULL FLEDGED 'PUSSY" LIBERAL, HART VAN DICKHEAD U ARE A LOSER.....YOUR OBSESSION WITH BACHMANN IS SEXUAL.

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