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Federal dollars are still taxpayers's dollars

Our state officials should use Bemidji’s local icons to promote tourism and business for our area. There is nothing funny or humorous about using taxpayers’ dollars to promote a federally controlled health care system.

Let’s not forget that federal dollars are still taxpayers’ dollars. How many millions of dollars are being spent on this advertising? Did they actually hire a marketing company to do this? Doesn’t the state have a website? If the MNsure program is as great as being stated, surely an elected official of their staff could have created Internet ads.

Darlene Benson