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Letter: Hagedorn would work hard, offer expertise

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opinion Worthington, 56187

Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

By Fred Lenz, St. James

August 12 marks a day of decision in the direction that our country and the 1st District will be going.

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Under our current administration and Rep. Tim Walz, we have been burdened by rules and regulations and laws that have crippled our country and our economy. A prime example is the Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as Obamacare, that Walz voted for and has supported. It is a 2,700-page law with 70,000 pages of interpretations and counting. It is a law that no one read — and no one knows what is in it today — as it keeps unfolding. The last 500 pages were added at the last moment, and it took six people five hours to speed-read it to Congress. The Democratic-controlled House passed this monstrosity, and we are now owned by our government. With the IRS enforcing the law, it can beat us with our own tax dollars.

This is one of several blunders including farm regulations, EPA rules handicapping energy, etc.These all affect our personal daily lives. Is the way we want to live?

We need a change in Washington, and Jim Hagedorn is the candidate to get this change accomplished. He is not a novice needing to find his way around Washington. Jim is knowledgeable — he has worked for Congressman Arlen Stangeland, worked with entities related to government in D.C., and has business experience. Jim is aggressive ambitious, which is a good trait, and stands for what has made this country great. He will work for us, the American taxpayer.

He has worked hard to make himself known to all of the 1st District, visiting every county in the district from Wisconsin to South Dakota. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, I would sincerely ask that you cast a vote for Jim Hagedorn, a gentleman that will be an excellent representative for our 1st District.

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