The screen capture at the end of this post tells the entire story, here, with the killer quotes from Nolan:
“The Ryan budget plan calls not just for a continuation of the Bush tax cuts but would provide even deeper tax cuts for the super-rich in this country, which according to analysts would exacerbate the deficit we’re looking at and result in an increase in taxes for the average person. That’s not the direction that we need to go. We need to rebuild the middle class, create jobs, and I think we’ve got the message and the plan that will get us there. Not the Ryan budget plan.”
Instead, Nolan has supported allowing Bush-era tax cuts for people earning more than $250,000 per year to expire.
Cravaack said this would be a bad idea with serious consequences.
[...] Nolan said he’s sensitive to the needs of small business and would gladly put his credentials up against Cravaack’s.
“If we want to compare our business records, I guess that I’m probably the most pro-business,” Nolan said. “I’ve been in business for the last 30 years of my life, running and operating a sawmill and a pallet factory, an export trading center, a building and world trade center. “
[...] Cravaack pledged to fight for jobs in Northeastern Minnesota by helping to cut through burdensome regulations.
Spin, spin, spin.
He said Polymet has spent eight years and $42 million so far working to gain needed permits for a copper-nickel-precious metals mine it hopes to develop north of Hoyt Lakes. Cravaack said the Polymet project combined with another proposed by Twin Metals stand to create 2,000 jobs.
Cravaack suggested Nolan was a supporter of government regulation to the detriment of economic growth.
Nolan disagreed, saying: “I’m a businessman, and I’ve heard those arguments year after year after year. We’ve never had any problems meeting the OSHA requirements or the EPA requirements for running our sawmill and our pallet factory or any of the other business activities I’ve been engaged in.
“Responsible businessmen and businesswomen don’t want to pollute the air and the environment. They don’t want to cause harm and damage to their employees. They just want to know what the standards are and what’s the best way to ensure the protection of health and safety and the environment. And they go ahead and they do it.”
Nolan is a shibboleth destroyer.
Here is the entire Duluth News Tribune item, per a screen capture. Click the thumbnail to read it all.