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Letter about the Lynn Swan effect...


Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

As more POTUS candidates enter the fray, each seems to be trying to outdo the others with improptu plans for tax reform. What they have in common, aside from sketchy research, is that they are all one species or another of a flat tax. All would leave in effect the need for an IRS. All lack research to show that they would be “revenue neutral” which is a first requirement for any tax reform proposal to be introduced into Congress. Some of them place undue burden on the middle class, especially small business. None solve the train wreck of Social Security.

One of the all time greats in professional football had to have been Lynn Swan of the Pittsburg Steelers. His career stats were impressive, receptions: 336, receiving yards: 5,462, touchdowns: 51. But the qualities that most impressed me were his agility and physical grace, which Swan himself attributed to dance training in his formative years. I find no stats for broken tackles during his career but he was a master of the stutter step, spin, and side step.

In the game of tax reform, the FairTax® is the best option by far. Because it is a tax on consumption, it sidesteps all of the counterproductive evils of the outmoded income tax, including the various flat tax schemes.

Lynn Swan was poetry in motion on the football field. At a mere 132 pages the FairTax represents an elegant solution in a field of lesser players.



David Boone

Marketing and Communications

AFFT Grassroots

Houston, MN

Letter about response to Jon Pieper...

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It’s clear Jon Pieper has dusted off his DFL campaign playbook. The first entry is “if you keep repeating something often enough – even if it isn’t true – hopefully people will start to believe it.” This nonsense abo ..... 
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Letter about response to Jeff Erding’s commentary...

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sirs: I rarely read right wing extremist Jeff Erding’s diatribes, but his op-ed paean exalting the NRA as some noble patriotic organization was beyond belief. This far right organization is nothing more than a front for the billi ..... 
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Letter about To whoever needed my garden hose & reel cart:...

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Someone took my 50ft. flexible garden hose & large reel cart from the end of my driveway during the recent Rhubarb Fest in Lanesboro last Saturday morning. I put the hose & cart near the end of my driveway so my car did not get b ..... 
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Letter about Clean air and water is not negotiable...

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Just a quick response to Doug Baker’s letter. First everyone should know Doug Baker is a PAID CONSULTANT for Greg Davids. I do not need to pay anyone to speak for me. Clean air and water are not negotiable. We can find local sol ..... 
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Letter about Linder quote...

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Linder likes to cherry-pick his facts as he fails to mention his recorded quote that “the school didn’t flood but the community did.” The fact is the R-P school is using a disaster from over seven years ago, that caused the ..... 
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Letter about response to Pieper letter to the editor...

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, For someone who wants to be a lawmaker, it’s pretty clear that Jon Pieper needs to figure out how the legislative process works. State Representative Greg Davids IS for clean water solutions, and always has been. He just voted ..... 
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Letter about “Murder They Wrote”...

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the foregoing series on the unsolved murders of the Olson brothers with considerable interest. Although I was only four years old at the time, I remember it well. My parents were Hugh M. and Martha Jones, and our home farm ..... 
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Letter about Linder quote...

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Linder likes to cherry-pick his facts as he fails to mention his recorded quote that the school didn’t flood but the community did. Jon Peterson Peterson, MN
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