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Rep. Davids bill would exempt social security benefits from Minnesota income tax


Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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By Jason Wenisch

ST. PAUL, Minm. – In an effort to allow Minnesota to join 28 other states that in some way exempt social security income from local taxes, State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is authoring legislation that would provide this needed tax relief.

“These are people who are on limited incomes and can ill-afford increased taxes of any kind,” Davids said.

Minnesota is currently among a few states that tax social security benefits the same in the same manner as the federal government.

Davids said the goal of the legislation is to create a better living environment for senior citizens in our state.

Minnesota is considered to be among the 10 worst states to retire in based on five factors: fiscal health, property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate. Davids said removing the state income tax from social security benefits is a good first step.

“Our elderly population spent their entire lives working and paying into the social security system, it doesn’t seem right that we continue taxing many of them on what is their primary source of income,” Davids said.

Agenda 21: How progressives are using deception to destroy liberty

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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Those familiar with my articles know I have been warning the folks about the “noose of government dependence” that is being tightened slowly but surely around our collective necks. The radical left and secular progressives want you to think th ..... 
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Time to fix government

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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By Lee H. Hamilton In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House. That was my first year in Congress, and I remember vividly the m ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Miles of smiles

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
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On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the community of Fountain lost an icon. For 42 years, Willis “Willie” J. Cambern made his livelihood in the city of Fountain alongside his wife Beezie, a husband-and-wife team owning and operating Willie’s Grocer ..... 
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LifeSource

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
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By Gary Hahn, Fountain, MN This is a letter to the editor regarding the Life-Saving gift that people need to know about. April is known as Donate Life month and many activities happen all over the US during this month and throughout the year. As ..... 
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Rep. Davids: Latest tax bill fixes mistakes made by majority party and Gov. Dayton

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
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By Jason Wenisch Governor Dayton has signed legislation that eliminates some onerous new taxes approved by legislative Democrats and the governor himself last spring, and allows Minnesotans to claim neededincome tax deductions prior to the April 1 ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Forming habits for the better

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
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I’ve had quite a few people ask me how the family energy challenge has been working out, so I wanted to provide an update. On Monday, February 3, 2014, I published a commentary titled “One Moment Please... A Family Energy Challenge.” As I men ..... 
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“Bullying”

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
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In America chances are, if you are bullied as a child, you will grow up to be a comedian. Groucho Marx told about a swimming pool that was “closed” to Jews. He observed that his wife was “gentile”. He asked, “Does that mean our kids can ..... 
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Fixing Congress

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
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These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproduc ..... 
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