Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Penny for Kline’s Thoughts

How Representative John Kline makes decisions:

War Heads: Must do it now…fast, hurry up, no time to waste, don’t think about it, now is the time for action…

“The failure to take action sends a loud and clear statement to the world about America's commitment -- or lack thereof …”

Health Tails: Stop, Slow down, push the reset button, let’s rethink this, please start over, don’t be rash…
“It’s not too late to start over. It’s not too late to do better,”

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

John Kline's Fabrications

Congressman John Kline, like many other GOP fear mongers, likes to promote fear and distrust of government among his constituents. Just like the GOP talking heads Russ Limbaugh and Chris Baker, Rep. Kline is willing to ‘spin the truth’ and yes…dare I say, lie, in promoting fear if it will get people to support or oppose legislation.

During last month's staged public forum where all the powerpoint slides were queued up by his staff in order of the ‘random’ questioned asked, Kline on several occasions told the audience they should be ‘afraid of the Democrat Health Care Reform’ and incited them to be ‘afraid’ of the out of control government. Although in defense of Kline, this is a new stance for him. John Kline was AWOL on the issue of out of control government the whole eight years prior during the Bush Administration in which Kline supported Bush 97% of the time!

John Kline's latest ‘spin’ is fabricated to crush the hate crime legislation. Kline charges that even to speak about being opposed to a sexual preference at church would make it a crime under the new bill. But unless Kline is totally ignorant of the law (always a possibility), then he knows as well as everyone else that his claim is totally false. Brian Moulton, chief legislative counsel for the Human Rights Coalition, said this language makes "exceedingly clear" that the kind of thing talked about by Kline, Pence and others is "just not possible under this legislation."

So why would Kline be oppose to this legislation? Partisan Politics? Always a possibility with Kline as he always puts politics before people! Or perhaps he's a racist? Certainly his staffer who yelled ethnic slurs is a racist and still on Kline's staff!

During the Bush year, we’ve all learn to take the oppose of what was said to us as the truth (Operation Enduring Freedom, Blue Skies Initative)…now we need to do the same under Kline's rule…Read about the details here at

Friday, October 02, 2009

Kline Seeks Incentives for Underperforming Teachers

Rep. John Kline(MN-CD2) believes that teachers aren't doing thier jobs well. So he introduced a bill that would establish a Teacher Incentive Fund. The bill, which Kline introduced Wednesday with Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would provide seed money for states and schools to reward teachers for improving student academic achievement, according to a statement released by the House Education and Labor Committee. His bill is grounded in the faulty reasoning that teachers are underperforming now and therefore will do better if they have an incentive.

Most teachers would like and are entitled to more pay for the important responsiblity of education our children. In Minnesota on average teachers make $45,000 a year, so obiviously they didn't get into teaching for the pay! But Kline's Bill implies that more money would make teachers better performers which would mean they aren't performing now!

Most of us have had teachers that made a real difference in our lives. They encouraged us to learn, provided us with knowledge, resources, inspiration, and a life long love of education. But under Kline's Bill how would this be measured and quanified? Besides insulting teachers, with this bill Kline wants to introduce another "Leave no child behind' bill that is problematic because incentives can't effectively be measured.

It's more of the same we've come to expect from Kline...lack of vision but plawenty of grandstanding...

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Kline's Sickness

Rep John Kline's health care report is getting a second opinion being by the Alliance for A Better Minnesota where they show Kline:
  • Votes against health care for children
  • Opposes the public option
  • And has taken big bucks from the health industry to be their lackey.

What they forget to mention is Kline receives really great health care...provided by the government-tax payers. In addition, up to 75% of his premiums are subsided while ours keep going up....

What's not to understand, Kline receives better health care provided by the government, and Kline doesn't want the rest of us to have what he has!.....did I mention that Kline receives lots of money from his friends the pirates private health care industry?

"John Kline has spent his years in Congress blocking any reform to our broken insurance system. It is clear that he'd rather keep up this sick scam than advance any real agenda. Share this information with your friends today and fight back against this sick scam, the time for real health insurance reform is now. "