Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Still don't think electing Republicans is bad for your pocketbook?

Yeah...lower taxes...that's why you elect them. So St. Paul, how does it feel to get shafted for about $75 million by Norm Coleman just so he can recoup $45,000 or so in political donations?

"In 1997, in order to lure Lawson Software from Minneapolis, then-St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman agreed to spend more than $100 million on a new office tower for the company. Three years later the city turned around and sold the building to developer Frauenshuh Companies. Price tag? $54.5 million. For inexplicable reasons, the building had supposedly lost half of its value in less than a decade."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Except I don't think he was a Republican when he was elected Mayor. He switched mid-stream so he could run for the Senate.