National survey says Rochester in best shape for bad times

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2011 - 11:56 PM
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hockeyfoxJul. 13, 1111:57 AM

Wait, our high taxes etc. is meant to destroy Minneapolis? Maybe, just maybe the GOP just want to make sure they orchestrate a tax break for their wealthy party members. A strong educational system and an intelligent work force is worth paying taxes for. Last time I checked the average CEO made 300-500 time MORE money than the average employee. So please explain again why they need a tax break. If anything they pay themselves with such greed that they should be stuck paying more in taxes than what they currently do.

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tranqwhlJul. 13, 1112:17 PM

It seems like the Republicans rejected a tax on all too, not just on the rich; so it seems like they are sticking with their campaign promises of not raising taxes... on anyone!
I think you're getting confused about targeting a certain demographic... see... democrats want to tax the rich, republicans want tax breaks for all.

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dgmcpJul. 13, 1112:36 PM

tranqwhl: You don't own a home in Minnesota do you? If you did, you'd see the "tax" burden shifted to you there. You probably rent....... And you're most likely a staunch GOP supporter, volunteer even. Hopefully you have an education too..

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vking69Jul. 13, 11 1:07 PM

Congratulations to Rochester!!! Way to represent the state!!!!

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bwendlandJul. 13, 11 2:09 PM

I understand why Rochester did well with it's huge medical facilities and Bismarck did well with the large role of energy, but the best you can come up with for Minneapolis doing well is that it has high voter participation???

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bwendlandJul. 13, 11 2:15 PM

On further study, I see the survey was put together by the Institute of Government Studies Cal-Berkeley. That would explain how a study could determine that Minneapolis could be in good shape in bad times due to high voter participation.

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bob170Jul. 13, 11 2:16 PM

tranqwl- You are forgetting that when Bush enacted his tax cuts he did not lower spending; hence our deficit problem. There are many countries which spend and tax more than the U.S. and are in better financial/economic shape. Lower taxes and lower spending is not a panacea, it is just a dogma.

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btaJul. 13, 11 2:16 PM

Darn, there goes the neighborhood AGAIN! Ever since Money magazine started putting Rochester in their "Best Places to Live" rankings, the "bad elements" started moving in. Now more will come.

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mwallekJul. 13, 11 2:39 PM

It's due to the high profile presence of the Mayo clinic, and the prognosis of a continued capitalization of healthcare with accompanied increases in costs. Good times for the well heeled.

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nine007Jul. 13, 11 2:58 PM

5/7/80...Rochester parking ramp...murder...don't get me started on that pit...

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