"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 7:10:46, Jun 13th 2013 - chipperlee - Seems to be a well written article, except maybe Silica Sand is used in ... [Read More]
- 12:02:15, Jun 9th 2013 - getthefacts - The problem here lies in the fact that girls were repeatedly told "if y ... [Read More]
- 10:45:32, Jun 7th 2013 - Jo mom for 6yrs - Mr. Ehler hit the nail on the head. I agree with the religious con ... [Read More]
- 2:47:58, Jun 7th 2013 - hello - Hello, it's time you wake up. There isn't a community nearby that doesn't offe ... [Read More]
- 9:06:21, Jun 6th 2013 - hello - Hello, it's time you wake up. There isn't a community nearby that doesn't offe ... [Read More]
- 2:05:29, Jun 6th 2013 - Kim Wentworth - The number one rule in a debate: 1) if the person from the opposite si ... [Read More]
- 12:42:18, Jun 4th 2013 - EW - For someone that is always spouting religious rhetoric, you try to come off as a ... [Read More]
- 11:32:18, May 31st 2013 - JO PLAYER - This is unfair to us girls. Morrie Miller is not getting canceled but J ... [Read More]
- 8:25:34, May 29th 2013 - RP - Why is Mr. Ehler involving himself with non-school activities? Is he going after ... [Read More]
- 6:40:49, May 29th 2013 - Doc - You are a cartoon character! If I see you in person I will burst out laughing. ... [Read More]
Do you think the use of all fireworks should be legal in the state of Minnesota for all consumers?
Wed, Jun 15th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota
Posted in State of Minnesota
Minnesota cannot rely
on policies of the past
TO THE EDITOR:
When most of us don't complete a task, or believe we don't have it just right, we put in a little overtime. It is no different at the State Legislature. So if it takes a special session to begin reforming how this state spends our tax dollars, that needs to happen. .
Some legislators and the governor support the status quo and still believe that more money is the answer to all of our problems. That will only put off the tough decisions. Minnesota is at a crossroads. We face an aging population, fewer taxpaying workers and a greater demand for state services. Raising revenue is not the answer. We will never have enough money to sustain the current level of programs; we must prioritize and restructure our spending not unlike what businesses and families have been doing for years.
Minnesotans, and in turn the Legislature, must think long term. If we want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities for success in Minnesota that we did, we cannot rely on the policies of the past. Raising taxes is not the answer. We appreciate the commitment of Rep. Greg Davids to balance the state budget by holding the line on spending and reforming the way we spend our taxpayers' money.
David C. Olson
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce