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1) I am not responsible for unsafe working conditions.
2) I don’t want to pay taxes.
3) I don’t want to pay taxes.
6) I don’t want to pay taxes.
8) I should not have to ensure that there are no fire hazards at my business.
10 ) Ha! If you think you are demonized and poorly rewarded (in a monetary sense), try being a teacher.
NANCY YOUNG, Minneapolis
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Kalan asks: “Why am I doing this with my life?” Well, it’s a free market, and his competitors face the same 21 issues. The issues create level playing fields while benefiting society at large, and if his competitors get past the issues and price their services lower than he, he won’t have to answer the question. The market will.
TED FIELD, Mahtomedi
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What they’re seeking is a free pass on scrutiny
When a poor family asks the state or county for some help with medical bills or food and rent, their assets and wages are investigated. The Wilf family is demanding (and receiving) a half-billion dollar handout from the state and Minneapolis, so I don’t think it’s too much to ask for some transparency about their assets (“Wilfs argue against release of financial data,” Sept. 10).
ALEXANDER HINDIN, St. Louis Park
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