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Tom Anderson

Coon Rapids, MN
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6 years 5 weeks

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Posted on 05/14/14 at 08:25 pm in response to After rate jump, Senate Democrats push new student-loan plan

"We believe the rest of America should have a fair shot at an affordable education.” Agreed. What do loan rates have to do with college being affordable?

"we need to let students refinance their debt the same way that people do on their homes" And who doesn't refinance their home every year?

"allow borrowers to refinance their student loans to last year’s low 3.9 percent interest rate" Why shouldn't we all get to refinance at a lower rate from some past time? In fact, why...

Posted on 05/14/14 at 08:01 pm in response to DFL-GOP bonding bill blowup a day before vote

The project spans three states and when Congress didn't come up with the promised money it left a lot of Minnesotans without basic water service. Give the city of Luverne credit though, they've coughed up over $400,000 and are likely to put up another $1 million. Local control would be quite applicable to things like civic centers and arenas and ballparks, all things that the state is quite willing to fund.

Posted on 05/14/14 at 09:31 pm in response to Why are Senate DFLers blocking the toughest payday loan restrictions?

Actually the answer is probably more supply and demand. If less people were in such desperate means there wouldn't be so many loans necessary. In the meantime, people should be free conduct personal business amongst themselves.

Since a special session in a bonding year would be catastrophic for the DFL, the best move for the Legislature is to drop the completed bill on the Governor's desk on the last day so there won't be time to vote on a different bill.

I also don't understand how NOT including something in a bill results in ‘the Governor having "something rammed down my throat.’"

On the other hand, if that's how the Governor would actually feel, then he'd understand how about half the state feels...

Posted on 05/12/14 at 06:30 pm in response to Candidate case study: Looking for straight answers from McFadden

This story "well" is going to dry up and then where are we?

Posted on 05/13/14 at 08:47 pm in response to Candidate case study: Looking for straight answers from McFadden

His first six years have addressed most of the above issues and we can count on another solid six years of solid results.

Posted on 05/08/14 at 09:14 pm in response to Here comes another $103 million in Minnesota tax cuts

Can you call it a tax cut if you repeal part of that money? Can you call money given to cities and counties property tax relief if the money doesn't go towards reducing property taxes? Sure you can. Would it be truthful?

Any amount of money or inconvenience to a voter is unacceptable. You can vote for free, but not for a candidate without means.

Posted on 05/08/14 at 09:17 pm in response to Slurping up the surplus slows Minnesota Legislature's end game

And the Governor wanted the "Unsession". How many of his old laws have been removed? That's what I call leadership.

"What is new over the last decade is that we know with increasing certainty that climate change is happening now."

Our climate has been changing since the day the earth first began. This is not new, or news for that matter. Thank you all for jumping on the bandwagon.