So did Bush, but that didn't stop him from running, being elected, and serving two terms.<quoted text>
Mark Dayton was a teacher for 1 year and only because he was dodging the draft. Yes he is a coward.
Look, Dayton is right about this, tax cuts (which businesses have been receiving from Pawlenty) has not led to any long term job growth. In fact, the best job growth we've had has come from Obama's federal stimulus.
Now, having said that, increasing taxes won't bring back jobs either (yep, I said it, and I'm not changing it). But, it will help curtail our state's budget problems, which, because we are constitutionally barred from having, is our number one priority.
Now, I've heard Emmer keep saying the economy is the key issue of this year's election. But that's only if you are running against Obama. Our state can not have a deficit (its a constitutional mandate), and we are projected to have one once one of these guys is elected - so that truly is the 1st issue. Jobs are 2nd.