Business community worried about DFL control

  • Article by: DAVID C. OLSON
  • Updated: November 8, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Here are ways the Legislature can keep the economy moving.

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ztwoodsNov. 8, 12 7:47 PM

That sure didn't take long for the fear mongering to start from the Business Union head. (Chamber of Commerce) Funny how the republicans think unions are a bad thing when workers band together to create better outcomes, but when businesses band together to promote their agenda it is a good thing.

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donm251Nov. 8, 12 7:56 PM

Mr. Olson's comments are very well written. However the democratic legislature has priorities of more taxes,health care, gay marriage an other programs that have nothing to do with the business climate. Thier agenda has nothing to do with employers. A sad, but true statement.

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verstandNov. 8, 12 8:02 PM

Well Mr. Olson, this business owner thinks it's going to be quite alright. At least it can't get any worse than what we have seen from the previous Republican occupants of the legislature: Divisive politics (gay marriage amendment) that make MN unappealing for outside talent, a government shutdown that hurts the local economy, scandals that cost the tax payer money, and money issues because the party of fiscal responsibility finds the concept of balancing a check book challenging.

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bluedevil101Nov. 8, 12 8:02 PM

If you are not sure about regulations, taxes and fees, then hold your money, reduce your business size and wait things out. That's just common sense. We knew what we voted for when we as a state selected the DFL to lead the state. Business owners: protect yourselves, no one would blame you a bit. It's as simple as that.

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minn12Nov. 8, 12 8:09 PM

If you think this governor and newly DFL legislature will be 'business friendly', you are sadly mistaken. Just wait and see. All you are going to get is tax increases and bills to legalize gay marriage. It's what liberals do. They can't help themselves.

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stanbobNov. 8, 12 8:24 PM

A mass exodus of businesses in the future, following the trail of the dayton money to SoDak.

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erikj3Nov. 8, 12 8:29 PM

Yet they were okay with the party that can't even pay it's own rent in control? Hilarious.

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austin1227Nov. 8, 12 8:30 PM

Remember when the tea party focused on jobs and the economy when they got elected in 2010? Me neither.

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highlife75Nov. 8, 12 8:31 PM

Only 2 years of fiscal sanity, now on to full boar spending and taxing, back to $3 or 4 Billion deficit spending, never mind the economy about to slip back into a resession, lots of wealth about to slip out of the state for most of the year, why stay and pay?

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woodyagNov. 8, 12 8:56 PM

Bull-loney. I'm a member of the business community- many times over. Also a member of the entire community. The idea that the DFL isn't "economy-smart" or business friendly- is an ancient GOP fib. Designed, before all else, to line the pockets of the 1%. Who just lost the entire election- regardless of their millions spent. Bull!

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