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June 19, 2013

Democrats used bait and switch on business

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Folks have to decide what kind of a state they want to live in. Minnesotans will have a chance to respond in 2014. Do you want to live in a high tax and spend state that drives business and the rich from our state or do you appreciate a Republican philosophy of limited government and growth and opportunity for all?

No tax increases were necessary to balance this year’s budget. Just a little work and prioritization of spending to make government more efficient would have balanced this budget and surpluses put in place would have been our future. Ronald Reagan said, “No man can be free unless government is limited.”

You decide.

Al DeKruif is a former District 25 state senator. He is the owner of DeKruif Enterprises and Sakatah Trail Resort. He lives in Madison Lake.

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[2]http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/The%20Impact%20of%20Regulatory%20Costs%20on%20Small%20Firms%20(Full).pdf

[3] http://njhsocial.pbworks.com/f/agprofile.pdf

[4] http://taxfoundation.org/blog/monday-map-top-state-income-tax-rates-2013

[5] http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/rates

[6] http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/Content/PDF/state_corporate_income.pdf

[7] http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/files/tax13.pdf

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