letter to the editor

To the Editor: Last year, Democrats passed more than $2.1 billion in new taxes to pay for the largest spending increase in Minnesota’s history. However, this new spending didn’t include meaningful reforms or equity in education spending. The education formula still favors metro schools over the schools in our area. Additionally, the school facilities formula [...]

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To the Editor: In regard to county officials requesting a salary increase, I think they should be satisfied with the salaries for a 40-hour week and benefits. There are many residents in the county that work 60-plus hours a week, trying to raise a family and meet their expenses, to pay taxes, insurances, living expenses [...]

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To the Editor: I’m not sure if people are not aware of how our government works, or just don’t care. First for people to say that the president or Democrats are to blame for the shutdown is untrue. The president doesn’t have power to spend money or make laws. His power is to sign or [...]

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To the Editor: The Morrison County DFL Chairman (MCDFLC) in his Oct. 27, 2013, column said Republicans caused the shutdown by refusing to compromise. Actually, it was Obama and the Democrats who said they “would not negotiate” and the Tea Party that wanted to defund or delay Obamacare.  The Republicans were hapless enablers. Democrats are [...]

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To the Editor: The macroeconomic advisers came out with a report on the fiscal results of spending cuts since 2010. The government cuts resulted in a 1 percent reduction in GDP every year cumulative, 3 percent this year, approximately $700 billion in lost productivity and approximately 900,000 jobs lost. The time to cut spending is [...]

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To the Editor: In 1933, the year Hitler began ruling Germany, a plot was hatched to install a fascist dictatorship in America. A cabal of millionaire bankers and industrialists conspired to install a fascist “secretary of general affairs” in the White House to hijack Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency. Their basic mistake was approaching popular war [...]

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To the Editor: Yes, Morrison County Salvation Army’s  Chapter (MCSAC) is active and working in Morrison County. The sight of the Army’s Red Kettles and the sound of bells remind us to be thankful for what we have and think of others less fortunate. Sometimes we see the needs and homeless in large cities, not [...]

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