Why is the burden being put on the poor and middle class?

Dear Editor:

By this time, the state maybe within hours of a shutdown. This would effect businesses, the poor and middle class and especially the elderly. With that said I have two questions for our state Republican officials in our district (17 – 17A ).

Why are you putting the burden of the state deficit and the poor and middle class. And why will you not except Governor Dayton’s proposal on  raising the taxes on the top 2 percent of Minnesotans. And do not say it’s a job killing proposal, that is only a lie. I expect a response in a letter in  the newspapers in this district the following week.

Patrick Rich
Chisago City