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Letter: Send a Potent Legislative Team to St. Paul

"We should all feel most proud of the contributions of Hann, Stensrud and Loon and grateful the result was not a tax increase."

To the Editor:

Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are well represented in high places in the Minnesota Legislature. 

The near miraculous fiscal turn-around did not just happen.  Inefficiencies were discovered in education, health care entitlements and many more major programs. 

The hardworking team of Rep. Jenifer Loon, Rep. Kirk Stensrud and Senator David Hann worked effectively, dealing with complex pieces of legislation designed to streamline and improve state government.  It has been suggested that slight-of-hand accounting methods are largely responsible with erasing the multi-billion dollar deficit faced by our determined Republican team, but this was not the case. 

Rep. Loon and Rep. Stensrud sit on the House Commerce Committee and Senator Hann actually Chairs the Senate Health Policy Committee.  Talk about being in positions to positively influence crucial legislation!  And influence it they did. 

We should all feel most proud of the contributions of Hann, Stensrud and Loon and grateful the result was not a tax increase.  I don't know about your family, but ours cannot afford to send unnecessary dollars to St. Paul when better alternatives exist. 

The next time you see any of these three elected officials, please thank them for allowing us to keep our hard-earned dollars in our own possession.  They worked hard to make that happen and have earned our votes this November.

Jack Haedicke

Co-chair, Senate District 48 Republicans

Eden Prairie

David October 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Additionally, the University of Missouri studied if the voter ID laws in ID and GA actually DID do what the Left, in its Tommy-like histrionics, claim it does. Their conclusion? "After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.” http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php They actually saw a rise in voting among Democratic groups, eh? Ya don't say....And GA has a few minorities in the state, too, unlike MN. Currently, there are 31 states which have some form of Voter ID law, some of which going back 22 years. So I look forward to Two Putt listing the links to all the news stories from the past 2 decades reporting the masses of seniors, minorities and students who have been disenfranchised for years by the laws. Oh, that's right. He can't because there are none. And I am done poking the animals. Two Putt is a Kool Aid Drinker and no amount of evidence will change his view. He is married to the Progressive religion which requires no proof, just blind faith. So flail away, Tommy. November is gonna be a tough month for you.
Tommy Johnson October 16, 2012 at 08:21 PM
***"It is just one man's opinion. His being under oath only means that he spoke what he believed to be the truth."*** Too funny! Republican Lawyer Joe Friedberg was representing Norm Coleman's campaign when he testified "There is no evidence of fraud in this election. And maybe it's the law out there; maybe it's the character of the people in Minnesota. We don't have any fraud." There was a lot riding on that Recount - a Senate seat. Not only was Coleman's campaign doing and looking at everything it could to win, it had the financial backing of the state and nation Republican Parties - all told, millions of dollars on just Coleman's side of the aisle was spent just on legal fees. The recount was,by all accounts, the most expensive in American history. That "David" continues to push "one man's opinion" shows how out of touch with reality he is. Or honesty. Or, I suppose, both.
Beavis Friesl October 16, 2012 at 08:35 PM
David is not a Republican. He is a neo-con, a tea bagger, a homophobe, an intolerant biggot. I encourage everyone to vote "No" so that David, his buddy Darryl and others like them can finally come out of the closet.
Jeff Simon October 16, 2012 at 08:50 PM
@Beavis: name calling -- that's all you got? Makes you feel good, but does it convince the independent and undecided?
Daryl Fryxell October 16, 2012 at 09:22 PM
When lawyers argue before the Supreme Court, they are not "testifying." As I understand it, "testimony" consists of statements under oath before a judicial body. They don't put lawyers under oath. What would be the point? Like DFLers, they never tell the truth anyway.

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