On the Aug. 9 News Tribune Opinion page, the president of the Minnesota Credit Union Network argued three reasons why credit unions should not pay income taxes. None of the reasons made sense — except maybe to a credit union lobbyist (Commentary: “Credit unions strengthen communities, benefit consumers”).
I continue to marvel at the incompetence and stagnation of our government and economic system. The Aug. 5 commentary by Bernie Hughes (Local View: “Offshoring is killing our economy”) said it in the long form; I will ask the question in the short form: Why can’t the American economic system create jobs and export manufactured goods for Americans?
“Bang, bang, bang!” And once again the nation goes into mourning for the senseless death and destruction caused not by guns, of course, but by a disturbed person with easy access to such a lethal weapon. Is this to be just another isolated incident of mass murder for which we’ll burn a few vigil candles and then add to the Columbine and Virginia Tech roster? Or will this latest shooting finally move our nation to action?
January 12, 2011
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