Letter: Kathy's great intentionsRegarding (Sen. Kathy Saltzman’s) Viewpoint (Bulletin, Feb. 6): All the right words, all the feel-good rhetoric.
Regarding (Sen. Kathy Saltzman’s) Viewpoint (Bulletin, Feb. 6): All the right words, all the feel-good rhetoric. Get along, get things done, balance the budget, but don't make any drastic cuts.
How about the DFL making any spending cuts and reducing corporate taxes to encourage business investment, which will add some of those jobs you are seeking.
It appears that yours and the rest of the DFL ideas regarding transportation funding is always to somehow raise somebody's taxes.
As to your push for the Central Corridor and the I-94 Corridor Light Rail, look at the facts. The biggest transportation problem is traffic congestion, something we can all agree on.
What will these light rail projects do to relieve congestion, the answer is nothing. In fact they will probably make congestion worse.
Try an improved bus system, additional highway spending, eliminate the bottlenecks and add traffic lanes — that will truly reduce congestion.
I really admire your ambitious undertakings regarding, health care, new hospital in Woodbury, reforming the Met Council, cleaning landfills, water pollution, school technologies, struggling readers and fighting domestic abuse.
It seems there must be more than one of you. Good luck on all your endeavors, but try to keep in mind the private sector — you know, the group that pays the taxes.
John R. Penas