DFL should end ‘politics as usual’

To the Editor:

I read in the Jan. 15 issue of the Record that the DFL wants to stop “politics as usual.” The Democrats controlled the House, Senate and the presidency in 2009-2010. They could have and did everything they wanted to do.

They never passed a single budget, borrowed and spent enough to reduce the U.S. credit rating, forced us to use expensive/dangerous mercury light bulbs in our homes, raised our gasoline prices by 88 percent, refused to approve the XL pipeline which would create 20,000 direct jobs and 100,000 indirect jobs, tried to tell churches who they could/could not hire as ministers and gave us Obamacare.

Why did the Democrats vote unanimously to have Minnesota taxpayers pay for Nebraska and Louisiana state taxes; and pay for abortion on demand? Why does Barney Frank now agree with Sarah Palin that the “death panels” should be removed from Obamacare? Why does Kathleen Sebelius now feel Obamacare must delete the class act which provides additional services for the elderly? Why did Obamacare take $500 billion from already underfunded Medicare?

Why doesn’t the DFL chairman ask Amy Klobuchar to answer these questions in this newspaper? That will be trying to change “politics as usual.” — Thomas E.  Paulson, Little Falls