Letter: Lohmer will make sure local taxpayers’ money stays localI write out of concern for our community's future welfare because I have no more pocket room for state government's greedy hands.
I write out of concern for our community's future welfare because I have no more pocket room for state government's greedy hands.
Our local taxes should stay local and promote prosperity and investment in Woodbury, not Pipestone. Local government is way more responsive to its citizens than state government could ever hope to be. The lack of leadership by state representatives like Julie Bunn is a testament to that.
Economic growth is stagnant, and our back-breaking tax code is directly responsible. We should be more supportive of businesses that want to expand, and more attractive for new companies. District 56A Rep. Julie Bunn's voting record comes nowhere close to aligning with that notion, having consistently voted against tax incentives for employers to create new jobs.
Our property values have gone down (or is mine the only one?). As property values change, so should the taxes levied on them. Julie Bunn doesn't think so. She even boasted in one of her own press releases that property taxes on her watch had overtaken income taxes as the state's primary source of revenue. I don't find that the least bit appealing.
Julie Bunn has had her shot and failed to deliver. Einstein once said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I consider myself a sane man, and I am seeking sane representation.
We need a new, responsible attitude and different results. Not more of the same. That's why I'm voting for Kathy Lohmer in November's election.