Your letters: High corporate taxes could ruin us
On July 2, 2011, it was reported that the Chicago Board of Trade had been sold. The report also said the buyer was selling the building and moving out of Illinois. They were asked why they were moving. The reply was high corporate taxes. Could it be that Chicago is on its way to becoming the next Detroit? That's one thing we don't have worry about in Minnesota; according to Governor Dayton, our corporations would never leave Minnesota because of high taxes. They would never move to South Dakota, Texas or Florida because of no state income taxes and low corporate taxes. I sure hope that Governor Dayton and his union supporters are right. Because if they are wrong we may have many Minnesotans looking for work or moving to Texas. Maybe we need to ask Governor Dayton and his union supporters why Lockheed Martin, Northwest Delta, Thomason Reuters, Hutchinson Technology and Hershey's are laying off people or leaving the state.
Detroit was a booming city of 1.9 million in the 1960s. The population has dropped to 740,000 in 2011. Why? Could the cost of doing business have gotten to high? Did the large manufacturing companies leave? Where did they go? Did they go to Texas, Mexico or overseas to China or India? Could this happen to Minnesota?
We elected Mark Murdock and Gretchen Hoffman to the House and Senate by a large margin. This means we knew exactly where they stood and how they were going to vote when we voted them into office. I listened to both Gretchen and Mark at meeting after meeting. They are doing exactly what they said they would do. Cutting spending, no new taxes. Making Minnesota live within its means like the rest of us have to do. Now is the time for the people of the 10th District to stand up and say to Mark and Gretchen "good job" for doing what we asked you to do. Keep up the good work.