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DFL budget will hurt economy

Published 8:42am Wednesday, May 29, 2013

State Rep. Shannon Savick in her May 19 article said, “We’ve made it to the end of the session with a very strong budget in place for Minnesota.”

However, I feel that this budget will stifle business and economic growth across our entire state. The plan to increase taxes by nearly $2 billion is an increase that will mean Minnesotans pay some of the highest tax rates in the nation. The government will not balance the budget with their spoils, they will increase spending. New programs need more money to be sustained and that money will surely come from future tax increases.

We need to remind the legislators that the answer is simple. Spend the tax dollars we already have in a responsible way. Don’t pile on more programs and commitments than we as a state can handle.


Katie Jacobsen
Albert Lea