Tag Archives: Senator Al Franken

4,850,555 Say THANKS to Al Franken and the ACA

If you have followed the rants of Republicans from President Donald Trump to Representatives Jason Lewis (R-MN-02), Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) and Tom Emmer (R-MN-06), you know the problem — “Obamacare’s skyrocketing premiums“. Hopefully, you have now seen the report MNsure Premiums Set to Level Out in 2018 Minnesotans that purchase health insurance on the individual […]

Al Franken’s Medical Loss Ratio Impact on ObamaCare

Every time you hear John Kline passionately say that ObamaCare is a “fatally-flawed health care scheme” that is “wreaking havoc” ask him what he thinks of Al Franken’s Medical Loss Ratio provision. Funny thing is that John Kline and the KlineClones that are vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act never mention the MLR. Here’s […]

If Only Kline Acted On Franken Bill, Heritage Foundation Wouldn’t Be Complaining

You know that student loan debt is a problem when the Heritage Foundation writes about it (highlights) : A postsecondary credential is almost universally viewed as important. At the same time, in spite of rising costs and debt levels, investments in postsecondary education continue to pay significant dividends to individuals who persevere through graduation. The […]

Kline Pushes Cosmetology Schools Ignoring For-Profit Schools Bailout Concerns

First a little good news for the future of Minnesota … yesterday, the Obama Administration announced the awarding $450M in grants to nearly 270 community colleges partnering with more than 400 employers nationally. In Minnesota, $2,473,227 was awarded to the CU Succeed program which will serve 450 TAA-eligible and similar adults over three years in […]

What Does the Cochenour Lawsuit Tell Voters About John Kline Campaign Finances ?

In the course of a hearing entitled, “The Culture of Union Activism”, House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN-02) expressed concern that the governments needs to tread lightly so as not to “stifle employers’ free speech and cripple workers’ free choice”. Now, comes the civil case 14-C-681, Jean F. Cochenour -vs.- Robert E. […]