Showing posts with label Larry Hosch Watch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Larry Hosch Watch. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Larry Hosch Introduces "Throw Momma From The Train" Bill

Minnesota state representative Larry Hosch (D, 14A) has introduced what has been roundly criticized as being a horrible bill. In an email correspondence, MN District 14a Representative Steve Gottwalt states:
This bill whacks long term care providers with fee increases and cuts. It does not do it as part of a responsible, global budget solution, but to make some point about the impacts of such tactics. In committee today, Kari Thurlow, VP of Advocacy for Aging Services of MN, called the bill "One of the most onerous bills we have ever seen as it impacts older adult care services." Even to prove a point, this reflects the kind of failed leadership we continue to see from Hosch and the Democrats. Where is their responsible, global solution to the budget deficit??
But don't just take Steve's word for it. Yes, even Aging Services of Minnesota, a senior advocacy group, joined by AARP of Minnesota, writes
Last week, Aging Services staged a 48-hour campaign against HF3442 (Hosch), a bill that proposed, among other things, cuts in funding to older adult services and huge fee increases on providers and caregivers.

We challenged our members to send at least 2,000 e-mail messages to legislators expressing our overall disapproval of the bill. Not only did members meet the challenge, but you exceeded our goal. We estimate over 4,000 e-mail messages were sent to committee members and local legislators over a 48-hour period.

This campaign was instrumental to our success in removing one the most onerous provisions for housing providers from the bill during last Thursday's hearing in the House Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee.


Aging Services was opposed to this provision because it would erect a barrier to consumer choice. AARP Minnesota and Senior and Workers for Quality also joined in our opposition to this proposal. While the provision should be considered "dead" in the House, it would not be surprising to see this proposal emerge in a Senate bill later this session.
Representative Larry Hosch better watch out, or he just may receive a visit from his other brother Larry, who, with his advancing years, just may not take too kindly to being dissed by his younger brother, and just might make sure you "blowed up real good."

Monday, April 27, 2009

Just so you know, St. Cloud,

"That election blowed up real good!"

Larry and his other brother Larry voted "NO!" toward making our elections more legitimate.

You need to submit a photo ID to cash a check. You often need to submit a photo ID to even use a credit card.

But Larry and his other brother Larry don't seem to think you need to prove you're you in order to vote.

But then again, if it weren't for vote fraud, how would democrats be assured of winning?

Go ask Al Franken.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DFL Spending Orgy: Real Consequences.

Yesterday's DFL rape of Minnesota's taxpaying public is starting a public groundswell of resentment toward the audacity of the people elected to represent them.

The following writer makes a great point. She, who is required to "brown bag" her lunch every day, is forced to "pay for a better Minnesota" by those who have happily raised their own unaccountable per diems to $95 per day!
Today is not a day that I am proud to call myself a Minnesotan. As the economy in this state already in dire straits, it greatly saddens me that as a taxpayer in this state that I am forced to stretch my already thin budget even further. Over the past 5 years or so, due to the cost of housing increasing exponentially, many people moved out of the city, howeverin order for a decent paying job we must commute into the city for work.

I live near Princeton, but work in Minnetonka. Like those who need to commute in orderto survive, we are the ones who are going to feel even more pain with this bill. For instance, my monthly gas costs are about $340/month, I drive a very small economy car and have pretty much cut out any unnecessary driving. This includes going home to my mother’s for holidays. With this vote, I will need to fork out yet another $100 per month just for gas. I’ll have to update my bankruptcy attorney with this new fact. Yes, bankruptcy attorney. Have you looked at your local newspaper and counted how many foreclosures are listed?? Elk River paper has 10 pages plus of foreclosures. My development alone has had 3 foreclosures and 4 near or impending foreclosures in the last 3 years – the humbling fact is that there are only 18 homes in my development.

As workers, we have already started to “brown bag” lunch everyday, because we simply cannot afford to eat out anymore. Fact: You have voted to increase your lunch expenditures to $95/day! How many times do you eat every day? That is my grocery bill for the entire month for my family!

Also, where did the money go that was generated by the last transportation bill? Many people now wish that they hadn’t voted “yes” to that one now that another has been forced into existence.

MN is one of the most heavily taxed states in the nation (as I’m still paying last year’s tax bill, despite the thousands I’ve already paid out). With this bill, MN will also be proud to boast that it is one of the highest gas tax states as well. The taxpayers would be happy to pay more IF and only IF there wasn’t so much wasteful
spending being done by our “leaders.”

From the arguments for this bill:

1) It will create 33,000 jobs. Question: What about all the people that will loose their jobs or will not get a reasonable raise this year (one that would not even keep up with the cost of living in the first place) due to increased overhead of already suffering businesses? Won’t the money end up in the construction company’s
pockets instead of the worker due to the increased overhead costs??

2) A million people will be coming to MN in the next year.

Question: Are these going to be taxpayers or tax suckers? Taxpaying as in working, paying state income tax, not being on any government assistance (welfare, food stamps, daycare assistance, health care)?

With the rising costs of running a company; small businesses have already cut many benefits to their workers including health care. These workers are either uninsured or insured by PMAP or GAMC. As an individual who works in the health insurance industry and has worked in the metro area hospitals, I see the incredible amount of waste that the general person who is on state health insurance causes. An example:
Going to the ER for pink eye! Who takes the cut? The hospitals - who then pass on the loss to the paying people. Some ways to cut expenses of the welfare system in this state is to: 1) Every able-bodied person will not automatically receive welfare benefits – Get a Job! The system has made it more beneficial to stay on welfare than to get a job.

2) Only people who actually live in this state full-time are eligible to receive benefits, there are many people that drive to MN to pick up their check, committing crimes while they are here. Check the paper.

3) Many workers need to take a drug test in order to have a job, why not require drug testing for a welfare paycheck? That would eliminate a lot of money that goes out the door.

4) As workers, we need to drive to work and complete our job in order to collect a paycheck. Why don’t welfare recipients have to expend some time and energy in receiving their monthly stipend? Go stand in line - you’re not doing anything anyway (this would cut down unnecessary MD visits). Let’s make these people put some effort in receiving their handout.

Unfortunately, I have personal experience (through a friend) with several drug dealers in the Minneapolis area, they drive nicer cars, have more toys and do nothing all day for their effort, BUT they get a free ride from our state who is not willing to stand up against these thugs and even prosecute them effectively for their crimes which costs mthe taxpayers about $10,000 each time they are arrested.

In light of the tragedy in Cottonwood, how many illegals are getting my tax money directly or indirectly? Get them out of the state, prosecute them and send the bill to the country in which they came from. This needs to stop. I’ve even considered leaving my own country over this.

I believe that part of the “yes” vote was in order to preserve your own status as well as your friends that are in the ancillary government offices. I am tempted to run for office myself so that at least one more person would stand up for the citizens of MN. I do want to thank each person who did such thing, including both of my representatives who did not bend to meet their own needs.

The sum of it is, if you going to force MN taxpayers, who are already in extreme financial distress, pay more daily just to be able to live in this beautiful state then first cut the wasteful spending that is being done. We fly coach (if we can even afford that) because we can’t afford otherwise, so as leaders, you should also fly coach and pay for your own trips if you have made your own choice to go somewhere. If we have to “tighten up our boot straps” then you should be required to
as well. That is what the general public’s plea to you is. Our health care benefits, retirement funds, and income are going down while everything we pay for is going up (premiums, cost of living in every way).

If you force us to pay even more in taxes, then do as you say! We want to see actual results of our hard-earned money that is being taken without being asked. It seems that every other “temporary” tax has never gone away, the question is: Is this ever going to go away or do I have to leave my home state in order to be able to afford to

This is not only my views, but of many Minnesotans. Just open your ears and listen to the public's outcry.
Are you hearing this, Tarryl Clark? Are you listening, Larry Haws, Larry Hosch and Bud Heidgerken; while you sit in your smugness, proud of the fact that you've "duped" the Minnesota taxpaying public into having to re-prioritize their own expenses, so that you yourselves are freer to move our state closer to your version of "the werker's paradise?"

Personally, my esteemed elected representatives, I was going to buy two new cars this spring. But with the extra grand and a half or so you've now tacked on for the privilege of buying a new car, I've decided to go with a couple of used vehicles. Guess what. You've just taken $40,000 out of the marketplace; and there's a local dealership in St. Cloud who's going to be stuck with two new cars he would otherwise have been able to sell to me; multiply that by how many countless others who have made that same decision based on your dunderheaded decision to raise our taxes.

Some "job creating" bill ya got there.

Any other bright ideas, nimrods?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Highway Robbery

With a day job with little opportunity for interaction with the outside world, you can unfortunately miss some important events that happen in a given day. To say that I missed an important event today would be a gross understatement.

After reading Andy's post about the woodshedding that was going on with respective Repbulican candidates and their delegate conventions, I held out a ray of hope that the economic homicide that the Minnesota democrat delegation was about to commit would be put on hold, in favor of cooler heads, and common sense.

I was wrong. The Minnesota DFL (D-Tax-N-Spend), along with 8 RINOs, voted to override what little protection that was left for Minnesota's already-beleaguered taxpayers. There were even two Republican senators who voted to override the veto, even though all that was needed was a party-line vote.

Congratulations, democrats and ex-Republicans. You just gave Minnesota's taxpayers the biggest state tax increase in the history of our lives; in the history of Minnesota, all in one feld swoop, without batting an eyelash.

Full of pork and empty promises, this "anything but transportation bill" will saddle Minnesotans with over $7 BILLION DOLLARS in NEW TAXES. At a time when the price of gas is near an ALL TIME HIGH; at a time when Minnesota is teetering on the brink of RECESSION, if not already in it.

Senator Tarryl Clark and Representative Larry Haws, and Representative Larry Hosch will all have some 'splainin' to do to St. Cloud area voters as to why they didn't feel the need to prioritize any spending before reaching their grubby little fingers into their constituents' wallets.

The 6 EX-REPUBLICAN house members, and 2 EX-REPUBLICAN senate members should be duly placed on notice that their seats are NOT SAFE, and they will be from now on known as personna non grata to their Republican constituents, as well as to the State Republican party as turncoats who couldn't be counted on to support their party leader as he tried to protect Minnesota taxpayers from this confiscatory, bloated, spending orgy.

This tax and spending orgy party created by the Minnesota DFL should be proof positive that they are genetically, and aphrodisiastically-addicted to spending other people's money like drunken prostitutes with an unlimited ATM card.


No tax increases in DFL budget plan

by Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
March 8, 2007

Despite their criticism that Gov. Pawlenty hasn't proposed spending enough on programs like education and health care, DFL leaders of the Minnesota Senate have come up with a budget plan of their own that doesn't raise general taxes. The proposal disappoints several committee chairs who were hoping for more money to follow through on some of the campaign promises they made last year.

Senate DFLers have been leading the charge in recent years to increase taxes. This year, DFL Sen. Tarryl Clark of St. Cloud says their spending plan will be more in line with Gov. Pawlenty's $34.4 billion two year budget proposal. (MPR Photo/Tom Scheck)

Gee... me thinks thou speakest with a forked tongue, Tarryl.