On June 9th a Minnesota constituent sent a letter to her representative stating her views about the current Minnesota budget fight
An excerpt from her email stated (I'm not posting her name - she deserves some privacy)
Jun 9, 2011
Representative Tom Hackbarth
State Office Building, Room 409
100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55155
Dear Representative Hackbarth,
You have a choice. As a legislators, you could chose to ask the most fortunate among us to pay their fair share or you could inflict severe pain on the middle-class and vulnerable Minnesotans.
I oppose the all-cuts budget which will increase property taxes on homeowners, renters and small businesses by more than one billion dollars.
The all-cuts plan will eliminate support for battered women and crime victims and slash funding for public universities by $411 million.
We have a choice. We can either protect the richest Minnesotans and large corporations or we can protect the vital services that average Minnesotans depend on.
Her crazy a$$ representative replied
From: Tom Hackbarth
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:14 PM
To: Robin Seifert
Subject: Re: Stand up for the middle class
I can't believe what I'm hearing from folks? All, similar letters to yours.
Are you a Union member? If so, are they the communist giving you this propaganda?
Do you know the who, what, when, where, why, and how, of Fidel Castro?
Hitler rose to power using and blaming the jews for the destruction of the German economy. Castro built his army of murderers by blaming the rich bankers and capitalist for destroying Cuba and taking advantage of the Cuban people. Hummmm?
Rep. Tom Hackbarth
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Office: 651-296-2439 Fax: 651-296-3918
Hackbarth - It's time to retire - now, today, - your resignation please?
I apologize the the MInnesota State Bird - The Loon