First I'd like to say that generally speaking John Kline votes to the RIGHT of Michele Bachmann! He voted against equal pay for equal work for women. Against the violence against women act. He voted against allocating funds for homeless vets, against a jobs bill for vets, against the American Jobs Act. He co-authored (with Akin) a bill that defined "five types of rape." He voted FOR the sequester, which, if it goes into effect (and it's looking likely) will cost our state incredible amounts of funding, especially in areas where Kline is supposed to be working for people, unlike military appropriations which are not in his "education and workforce" committee's jurisdiction, but which he has shown inordinate concern for, overriding his concern for the veterans who have returned home. By that I mean he voted for $5 Billion in unnecessary military funding, and against funding for the above mentioned bills to help veterans. The sequester is projected to cost Minnesota:
Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies
School Improvement Grants
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Related to students of active duty military
Special Ed Pre-School State Grants
Federal Work Study
Low Income Energy Assistance
Veterans Employment and Training
And MANY more. Does this look like Congressman Kline is Representing our interests? Or does it look more like someone who wants to privatise everything,especially our schools,which, when given the opportunity to change "no child left behind', has never done so once. Someone who voted against the Bi- Partisan budget amendment that could end homelessness for 11,538 veterans.
Mike Obermueller, who is running to represent US here in the Second Congressional District of Minnesota, Will be a desperately needed breath of fresh air in Washington, D. C..
He has done good work in the House of Representatives in St. Paul.
Including: a bill that made licensing fees more fair for small contractors, bills to improve education, streets, and our unemployment system.
He is concerned about creating jobs that help the agricultural community (that's where he grew-up) and industry here in Minnesota, by developing alternative energy. He will work hard to protect small family farms,including ensuring affordable health care availability. And he's committed to getting all the domestic oil we can and selling it here, in America,not exporting it.
He will eliminate $200,billion in redundacies and waste in government spending (GAO),eliminate programs that aren't working,end tax subsidies for big oil companies, and ask millionaires to pay their fair share.
He won't cut investments in innovation,education,research, and development, that will promote American competitiveness in the future.
He wants strong public education for his two teenage sons, and all our kids, including: lower class sizes and higher standards for schools that reward creativity, with the best teachers. Also making higher education affordable and accessible to all qualified students.
Mike will protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security for those who earned it.
He is committed to protecting women from the onslaught of extreme views that would take them back in history to a time of disrespect and unfairness.
The tea party Congress in Washington has intentionally hurt our country, in order to make our President fail. This is not legislating for the good of the people and the country they where sworn to serve. It's time to clean out this extremism,and put a gentleman in Congress that will work in a Bi-Partisan way for the good of all The People and Our Country.
Mike Obermueller is that man.
Check-out his website: MikeObermueller.com or Obermueller For Congress on Facebook...or Twitter @Obermueller2012