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Politicians, taxes

Posted: February 15, 2013 - 7:52pm

As I sit here early in the morning, I am thinking about the new tax proposals for our great state of Minnesota.

Let me get this right, they are going to give us $500 of realty tax relief but tax clothing, goods and services, etc.

I can well imagine that businesses have enough paperwork to do now.

Just who put us in this predicament in the first place? That is right — our elected politicians in St. Paul!

If as we have been told that 40 percent do not pay taxes, per se, then imagine how much more money proposed taxes will be collected.

Just how much more can retirees and minimum wagers take. I, as a retiree, find myself losing ground day by day.

And then we have the federal government proposing more taxes. That’s another subject I won’t go into.

In conclusion, I will state that I’ve seen a lot of government intrusion but what in the hell would I know — I’m 74 years old.

Don Peterson

Deerwood