To the Editor:
His voting record and guest editorial prove Rep. Kresha represents his right-wing party; but he’s misrepresenting the facts.
Kresha talks about Minnesota’s “growing agriculture economy, booming energy sector, growing manufacturing and high tech entrepreneurs.” But, he’s afraid “lower tax states” like Texas and Florida may spawn the next new Fortune 500 company.
Kresha and the Republicans hope we don’t notice how well Minnesota’s economy performs under current taxes and regulations.
Let’s look at reality instead of an imaginary future. Kresha praises Texas and Florida, where government gets out of the way of education. Not true. Both states have state committees choosing textbooks and curriculum content. Those committees are strongly influenced by political pressure from organized partisan groups. That’s local control? It’s the opposite. He says what we want to hear.
Instead of working hard to create good government and good schools, Kresha would turn them over to the wealthy and “get out of the way.” The 2008 “recession” showed what happens when government gets out of the way.
Does Kresha want that repeated until the richest control everything? His voting record and guest editorial prove Rep. Kresha represents his right-wing party well, but he’s misrepresenting the facts to his constituents. — Gary Gannon, Randall