Candidate’s plan would help economy

Published 10:46 am Thursday, October 14, 2010

The current state of Minnesota’s economy is weak. In the next biennium, the deficit will be equivalent to about $5.8 billion. With the current unemployment rate at 7 percent, citizens are struggling to obtain jobs. Without jobs and money, people are unable to provide for themselves things which, in the past, have been taken for granted. This is not acceptable. Going into the November election, the economic state of Minnesota should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Considering this issue, I have been keeping close watch on the proposed budget plans. One stands out to me as the most economically favorable. Tom Emmer’s budget plan promotes economic stimulation through tax cuts and increase in jobs. His corporate tax cut would decrease the tax from 10 percenty to 3 percent over five years. This, as well as his plan to reduce property tax, will free more capital to invest in new projects, and thereby increasing jobs available. Through these examples, it is apparent that Emmer’s plan to revive the economic situation of Minnesota will get results and create jobs for Minnesotans. And, ultimately, jobs are what Minnesota needs.

Ronda Cooper

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Winnebago, Minn.