"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Progress in motion?

By Bill Jungbauer

Our esteemed Governor Pawlenty has vowed to veto any tax increases. He has aired his views on this subject on the radio air waves recently. I believe that he has been preaching to the choir. I have heard these commercials only on The Patriot 1280 AM. It would be good to hear his message on the more mainstream, popular stations. That could be my own fault. I only listen to 1280 AM or 100.3 FM 75% of the time.

I am deeply concerned about a political ad on KQRS radio. It goes against every thing the Governor is saying. That his "borrow and spend" way of thinking for financing our transportation needs in Minnesota are wrong. This ad claims that the interest alone will cost nine hundred million dollars just in interest alone. Where do they get that figure? Then we are subject to the usual song and dance about our "children and grandchildren" being saddled with massive future debt.

What I would like to know is, who is Progress in Motion? At the end of this radio commercial we hear "paid for by Progress in Motion." Who are they? I can not find any thing on them, whoever they may be. If any one knows, please let me know. I am guessing it's the road construction people that met at the capitol last week. If this is true, it would be a similar parallel to the teachers union and their relentless lobbying of our elected officials.


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Anonymous said...

It's funny to me who is behind Progress in Motion. If you look at their key business sponsers, it happens to mostly businesses that would benefit from a transportation tax increase, such as construction companies. This is an out right sham. The state had the money in the general funds to do this, if they hadn't blown it on other pork barrel programs. When will the state every say, "ok, you're talked enough." I honestly don't think that day will ever come.