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Tom Anderson

Coon Rapids, MN
Commenter for
6 years 8 weeks

Recent Comments

"Minnesota primary voters on Tuesday sent an incumbent Minneapolis Democrat to a 22rd term in the state House"

One, I have no idea what a 22rd is, and two, I thought that this was a primary election. I realize that a DFLer is lock for this seat, but who could call this responsible journalism? With three authors no less?

And what sort of person points out that a primary win doesn't send a person to the Minnesota Legislature?

Posted on 08/05/14 at 07:09 pm in response to Vikings Stadium: It’s a question of priorities

Where were all of you when your legislators and Governor were overwhelmingly voting for the new stadium (which hadn't even been designed or had a location picked) at great urgency demanded by the Governor? It's over. You lost. Get over it.

Posted on 08/05/14 at 07:02 pm in response to Nuclear is generating less of world's power; renewables are accelerating

The Obama administration shuts down the country's only nuclear waste depository right before it is completed and puts the kibosh on coal plants and--there's your headline!

It was one of his campaign promises to the people that elected him. He broke that promise.

The test scores that prove that the students at the school are poorly taught?

"Rebecca made the Auditor's role visible"

The only person less visible is the Lt. Governor, and that is saying something. Perhaps you are confusing her with the Legislative Auditor Mr. Nobles who does fantastic work.

Posted on 07/25/14 at 12:48 pm in response to Gun deaths top motor-vehicle deaths in a rising number of states

We should be required to wear bullet proof vests at all times (air bags), not engage in criminal activities (speeding), put bulletproof glass in cars, buildings, anywhere there are people (median guards), legislate just what kind of people can go out in public (junk cars). By making ourselves more "crash proof" we can indeed save more lives.

Please notice the number of vehicle deaths caused by cars not controlled by people.

"He also notes that the debt could be stabilized by tax hikes or spending cuts of 1.2%, if done now."

Since Mr. Krugman always (yes always) advocates more spending I know his vote. Just to prove how easy it is to be right about our government, I'll say for the record that neither will be done by this Congress and President. And are those "spending cuts" actually spending less than last year, or just reducing the annual spending increase by 1.2%? Are the "tax hikes" just on the rich...

Posted on 07/23/14 at 08:08 pm in response to Minnesota adds 8,500 jobs in June; unemployment rate drops to 4.5%

To do all the things that government does. I prefer to see more private sector jobs created as the gain is much greater to the State's revenue. If a State government worker is paid $50,000 and that person pays 10% in State tax, it cost the State $45,000 to get the $5000. A private sector job paying $50,000 (from someone else's pocket) and taxed at 10% gets the State $5000 without cost. Once again, we NEED government jobs but I'd like to see private sector jobs make up more of the total...