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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Memorandum to Senator Olseen and Representative Kalin


We read in various media that your DFL caucus considers that "everything is on the table" when it considers ways to balance the state budget.

This, of course, means that you intend to raise taxes. You use euphemisms such as "revenue enhancements" and similar words that mask the reality that you plan to - in plain words - "raise taxes!"

But before you go down that bumpy road of raising taxes we invite you to: 1) take a look in the various local media and study the list of "tax delinquent properties" and 2) observe the ever-growing list of foreclosures in your legislative district.

People do not ordinarily get on the "tax delinquent list" unless they have a problem of paying taxes that are already in place and they do not ordinarily get added to the list of "foreclosures" unless they already have a money problem.

And thirdly, if 1) and 2) above do not move you to vote against tax increases please do us a favor and cause to be publicly printed the names of your constituents who have contacted you wanting you to increase their taxes.

If constituents wish to pay more taxes we trust that they will also be willing to publicly so state. We will be surprised if there are any or many!

You are in public office to represent us but not to rule us. We ask now that you hear us.