Letter Writer to Post-Bulletin: Nelson Protects Minnesota’s Jobs
From today’s Post-Bulletin:
I recently attended a debate between Ken Moen and Sen. Carla Nelson at RCTC’s Heintz Center. It was educational.
I came away with two observations.
First, Sen. Nelson is committed to her district and the city of Rochester. She was especially strong on why we need to bring in more capital investment funding, because Rochester is a net tax contributor to Minnesota (we only get back 60 cents on every dollar we send to St. Paul).
Secondly, I concluded that Ken Moen is likewise enthusiastic for this district. I don’t doubt his sincerity in wanting us to prosper. I just don’t think the way to go about that is to constantly deny Sen. Nelson’s record, to try to make voters believe her accomplishments were not real. If they weren’t, then the dozen or so business, labor, educational, civil rights, medical, and farming organizations wouldn’t be endorsing her.
One of Moen’s lines sealed the deal for me to vote for Nelson. Moen kept repeating, “I do not think we ought to be leaving more money in the pockets of the wealthy.” As lofty as this sentiment may seem, Mr. Moen didn’t put that money in those pockets in the first place. It is not his to take.
We need a senator who protects job creators from politicians’ taxation schemes, which only result in trickle-up poverty.