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In an interview in Minnpost, former Gov. Arne Carlson wants to point out that Minnesota's economic windfall shouldn't be a talking point for any of our politicians, because it was just a "normal" recovery....
Arne Carlson, who served as governor for eight years beginning in 1991, gives minimal credit for the predicted billion-dollar surplus to any political decisions. "In this particular case, what you're seeing here is a normal recovery," he said in an interview.
Although there may be some truth to that, economic news, good or bad, has always been . . .
Today's jobs report from the Labor Department was stunningly good. The 7% rate is the lowest in 5 years. Over 200,000 jobs were created - with an average of 195,000 per month for the year. The economy is coming back.
But not everyone is accepting all of this. On December 3rd a number of Republican Committee chairmen, including the 2nd District's own John Kline, sent a letter to the Labor Dept about beginning an investigation into the validity of the Labor Department's employment statistics. This move was
That is worth repeating....a $1 billion surplus. And now the politics of it will start to temper our enthusiasm. The MN GOP will try to figure out some way to take all the credit. The Governor will quickly explore an election year tax cut. But I would suggest that everybody please try to remember how we got here.
Governor Dayton has been in office for 2 budgets. One with the Republicans in charge of both Houses and the other with the Democrats in . . .