In uphill battle for Senate seat, Bills is driven to 'stop the debt'

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 20, 2012 - 3:14 PM

Just three weeks out, he is nearly out of money, but he's not nearly out of steam.

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jaynedrakeOct. 19, 1210:43 PM

I don't care for Sen. Klobuchar because she largely says a lot of nothing. However, after reading about Mr. Bill's beliefs, he says a lot of somethings and is completely out of the mainstream of Minnesota's citizens. Where Mr. Bills and others get those beliefs is a puzzle to me.

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marcodevichOct. 19, 1210:56 PM

In all liklihood Bills won't win but he does speak the truth. We need to balance the budget now. No more deficit spending, no more stealing from our children and grandchildren!

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hittodeadOct. 20, 1212:05 AM

So the high school students he teaches Economics to are a recruiting pool for his Ron Paul/Ayn Rand you're on your own philosophy. nice.

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aviendhaOct. 20, 1212:59 AM

If you can run on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate and your own party isn't investing in you...you're doing it wrong.

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endothermOct. 20, 12 1:02 AM

Of course, almost everything Bills wants would be terrible for the country. If there is one thing the U.S. will need a lot of in the 21st century, it is energy and education. Bills proposes throwing both of these areas into libertarian chaos so that rich people can pay a fewer taxes. Even worse, Bills isn't even consistent in his beliefs. He claims that the national debt is his main concern, but he is supporting Romney, whose magical cut taxes, increase defense spending platform will drastically increase the debt. Not only should Bills not be in the Senate, he also shouldn't be teaching high school economics.

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fromupnortOct. 20, 12 6:09 AM

I didn't even know Klobuchar had someone running against her until I read this article! I even asked my wife about a week ago who is the Republican candidate for the US Senate. She didn't know either. Now, when I drive on MN Highway 50 and see the painted school bus with "Bills" name on it, I can connect what that is about. It sounds like Bills has been thrown under that bus by his own kind. And after reading this article, I can see why no one likes him. Rand Paul? I thought even the TEA Party disowned him after his support of Romney, a vulture capitalist. And Bills wants to shut down Housing and Urban Development (housing) and raise the retirement age 70. So, when the aged poor become the homeless they can work longer for the American dream they will never have? He wants to end the federal debt! Only way to do that is to nationalize the Federal Reserve. The bankers live for debt guaranteed by the US taxpayer.

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mharris77Oct. 20, 12 6:16 AM

Amy Klobuchar has been very effective at creating a charming and likable persona. But beneath the veneer she is a cunning politician who serves herself first (at our expense), like virtually all career politicians do. The message Bills is advocating won’t resonate with our hopelessly propagandized and indifferent electorate until after the now unavoidable economic collapse. Then, after the excruciating process of sobering up, Bills’ message will seem prophetic. Once again, there’s nothing new under the sun. Aldous Huxley said it best, “that men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”

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nomedsOct. 20, 12 7:00 AM

Cut revenue (tax cuts) by $5 trillion and increase Gov't spending (military budget) by $2 trillion. Yeah, that should do the trick. Where do these people come from?

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wisebookOct. 20, 12 7:13 AM

I like Kurt Bills for stepping up. I won't be voting for him because of his positions but we all know the Republicans abandoned this race two years ago after looking at the polling data. I am voting Klobuchar but good for him for not being a coward and stepping forward with his ideas.

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justsayinOct. 20, 12 8:05 AM

I would give Kurt serious consideration if he would at least criticize Klobuchar for supporting the $700,000,000 Boondoggle Bachmann Bridge to Nowhere. But that would require real conviction to cutting the debt, not just lip service. It's safer to take Michelle B's and Paul Ryan's approach: pretend to oppose pork projects, government subsidies and wasteful spending while all the time secretly saying "more please for me".

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