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Editor's column: You can’t sell me on an ad tax

February 23, 2013

I went to bed one night earlier this week thinking about Gov. Mark Dayton’s sales tax proposal. I know, pretty sad, right? This is my life....

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Mar-08-13 5:17 AM

Wow, editorial epiphany. Taxes on my industry can limit jobs & reduce opportunity. But taxes on industries & business that I don't engage in is okay & is part the the greater good for our state government since it benefits the greater population. Couln't that be argued for any industry? "We the People" no longer exist in this nation & our wonderful state. We once stood together & shared the pain. Now we stand with our interest at the center of our situation & look at personal impact. If it doesn't affect me that much, I can support it. Take the new proposed alcohol tax. "I don't drink that much & my personal impact is limited to maybe $25 a year". So I can support that, right? While that might be supported by most editorial boards it hurts the owners & workers of this great state that buy and sell alcohol. It reduces the total revenue subtracting taxes from what would be otherwise be spent. "We the People" has become

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Feb-23-13 4:51 PM

Thats the result of the election good or bad we learn to live with it.

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Feb-23-13 10:11 AM

A fact of life in Minnesota: As long as the State of Minnesota can't live within its budget, there's going to be either higher or new taxes. That said,I'm a 60's something reader. I would gladly pay for an on-line subscription to get all the news. The technology exists. While the move to an on-line option plus a printed version of the paper might put some delivery people out of work, think what the affect would be on saving trees.

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