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February 28, 2011


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Bill Gschwind

It is hard to argue with the elimination of tax loopholes and efforts to revamp the tax system. However, elimination of loopholes should not be confused with an overall reduction in state spending. Let's do both, because both are necessary; eliminate state programs, reduce state employment, and reduce spending levels of state departments so that more money is left in the private sector, AND flatten out the code and eliminate loopholes so that every Minnesotan who uses state and local services contributes.


The tax loop holes that you refer to are the difference between making it to the end of the year or not for many. The upper middleclass in their zeal to decrease their societal obligations and increase their bottom lines have never seen any tax they liked. Gee - Maybe we can just bring in more
Mexicans, pay them 50 cents and hour, and let THEM run the whole show. Can we phone in fire and police protection from India?
Business people have more tax deductions than any other segment of this country. Now they want to go after the little guy again.
It is totally disgusting. We will reap what we sow. Go to it boys.

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