In response to the Jan. 21 reader opinion regarding exempting military pensions from
being subject to state taxes, I suggest you reprint the guest column written
by Suzi Pohl during the Bush administration where she so eloquently describes
the trials, tribulations and sacrifices a military member and his or her
family endure throughout their career.
Since Minnesota does not have a major federal
military installation in-state, most benefits from those installations are
not available to our retirees, or minimal at best. It would be a small
gesture of good faith to recognize their selfless contributions by exempting
their pension pay from the state income tax system.