According to the Redwood Falls Gazette, Rep. Marty Seifert received the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association's Legislator of the Year Award Monday. In his remarks, the House Minority Leader made some comments that we may be hearing again during the legislative seasons.
Seifert said in 1972 the top three job providers in the state of Minnesota were 3M, Honeywell and Dayton-Hudson.
They were big companies that provide good benefits to their employees and families.
"Today three of the top five employers in the state are State of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota and federal government," Seifert said. "I don't know about you, but that is getting to be a little bit scary in terms of fewer and fewer job providers because o[f] more and more regulations and taxes."
"You folks are pulling the wagon," Seifert added. "And everyone else is riding on the wagon."
We're certain Rep. Seifert did not mean public sector jobs do not provide good benefits to employees. After all, he himself draws two has drawn paychecks from the taxpayers