To the Editor:
A few weeks ago a letter appeared criticizing Ron Kresha for voting against a broadband bill in the House. Now you will hear “the rest of the story.”
The bill covered mostly the Twin Cities and Rochester with government run systems.
Kresha was holding to a Republican principle when he voted against it: “Government should only do for people what they cannot do for themselves.”
High speed Internet is available at many locations around Central Minnesota including libraries. Many satellite Internet systems are available. Why should government supply government run fiber optics in competition with private enterprise?
For the past two years, the DFL-controlled Legislature and DFL governor have increased spending by $1.7 billion growing government by 12 percent and increasing the budgets of nearly every government agency.
The DFL is all about income redistribution, the government taking from one person to give to another through government. Ron Kresha knows that the best income redistribution is a good paying job where, in a free market economy, people earn money to provide for themselves. That is why I am supporting Ron Kresha for re-election in November.
Keep up the good work of holding to Republican principles. — Aleta Edin, Burtrum