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Government is not charity

Is John Ward in the wrong line of work? Today, I received yet another piece of mail from John Ward asking me to vote for him. Once again it talks about all the people he has helped as a legislator and how he takes time out of his busy schedule to...

Is John Ward in the wrong line of work?

Today, I received yet another piece of mail from John Ward asking me to vote for him. Once again it talks about all the people he has helped as a legislator and how he takes time out of his busy schedule to hear people's stories.

What I want to know is if this is why John got into politics; if so I think he got into the wrong line of work after he retired from being a teacher.

I'm sure it is really easy to give away money when it's not yours. Please voters don't fall for this line of bull John is spreading around. Remember that every dollar John Ward gives away is really yours. Every time he gives away your money, your "Fair Share," as he calls it, goes up.

I'd really like it if John would stop thinking of our taxpayer dollars as his personal piggy bank. John, if you want to help individuals go into charity. Tax dollars are meant to support the state's responsibilities to the citizens and the people of the state of Minnesota as a whole.

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Charity is a wonderful thing and something I support with my own money and through my time with the organizations I support and work with and for. Government is not charity!

Kenneth R. Toole

Baxter

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