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Tom Anderson

Coon Rapids, MN
Commenter for
6 years 4 weeks

Recent Comments

"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 01:48 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 09:08 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...

Shouldn't be too hard do to the "sheer amount of dishonesty". With facts please.

"The charter system remains highly segregated". And this means...?

"Minnpost readers expect fact-checked, unbiased reporting". I'd like to think that most readers are aware of the regular bias and certainly nobody expects that MinnPost will go through a submitted column and make notations as to what writing is factual and what isn't. Wouldn't that be an exciting read!

Is it really that big a problem?

Posted on 07/19/14 at 12:18 am in response to Dismissing the cost of doing business in Minnesota will be at our peril

"We have a mediocre executive class comprised of degreed but uneducated executives. These people take jobs in companies someone else built and get paid huge salaries just to be there until they do something to get themselves fired; then collect a pile money on the way out"

The comments above complain about no facts and figures, but say what they want to hear and not a peep!

Posted on 07/19/14 at 12:23 am in response to Dismissing the cost of doing business in Minnesota will be at our peril

Bringing the total for the year to around 10,700.