Letter: Supports Terri Bonoff For Senate District 44

Two Minnetonka residents write about why they support Terri Bonoff for Senate District 44.

To the Editor-

Many people are familiar with our State Senator, Terri Bonoff - if for no reason but the fact that she has an inordinate amount of signs in our neighborhood. But what many do not know is WHY Terri Bonoff has all these signs, or, why she has the support of so many in our neighborhood.

Bonoff is a Democrat, but it is no mistake that she has been endorsed by a slew of strong Republicans. She is the ONLY Democrat in a contested race to be endorsed by both the TwinWest and Minnesota Chambers of Commerce; she has the support of former Gov. Arne Carlson; and she was recently awarded the prestigious, "Guardian of Small Business" Award by the National Federation of Independent Business.

As a Republican myself, I wondered why Terri won these endorsements over her opponent. Was it her background? She had a 20-year career as a Business Executive at Navarre Corp (we worked with her there), and TonkaToys. Was it her record? Terri often votes in favor of small business and is a leader in ed reform. Maybe. But most of all, I think it's the fact that Terri has a proven ability to work with both parties to get things done.

We support Terri because she focuses her efforts on making a difference, not staking a claim.


Brian and Nicole Burke


Dave Lloyd October 25, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Wow, looked at www.davidgaither.com updated website. He sat on the Senate's K-12 finance committee. That's a big plus. I don't see where he ever voted for property tax increases as that is done at the local level. And,he says lanes before trains. I'm glad I had a new look at the website. Vote Gaither.
Kelly October 28, 2012 at 02:47 PM
So the fact that the Chambers of Commerce and the business community support SWLRT means nothing to you. And your "I don't want any more moderates" comment is telling, as are your comments here. Your "Take no prisoners, and compromise is evil" approach is exactly why our governments are dysfunctional.
Dave Lloyd October 28, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Compromise has lead to money printing that is funding deficits. Quite dysfunctional. SWLRT is the worst government has to offer as it is funded by money printed deficits. Go read www.JohnMauldin.com and come back. Fascinating article on debasing the currency debases society. We don't need sales taxes and income taxes from Brainerd and property taxes in Brooklyn Park funding $33 million of annual SWLRT costs. Business should build the train if it wants it. Riders should pay the operating costs. Deficit spending is not free money. Moderates will end up making us the economic prisoners. Raising taxes will not even remotely close these gaps. How do you compromise? Do you split a $1.5 Trillion federal deficit in half when instead you probably have to have the deficit growing below the rate of meager economic growth. What's evil, as you can read with further research, is the money printing benefitting the most wealthy. Your proposed federal deficit money, funded by federal reserve actions in part, is paying for a train for business. Politically, that can sound pretty evil fairly quickly. But, you used evil, not me. I'm just telling you your "moderates" will never be able to get us out of this mess and proof is they want to do even more "moderate" deficit spending.
Dave Lloyd October 28, 2012 at 03:17 PM
To continue, money is trust. Debase trust, debase society. And, the other point, whoever is closest to the money printing benefits the most. So, business gets the train while deficit spending raises taxes and eventually, money printing raises the cost of fuel, food, etc. on those least able to afford it.
Dave Lloyd October 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Still think the point is evil?


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