Governing is easier when people actually want to govern

by Nick Magrino


While Mayor R.T. Rybak has done an excellent job stabilizing the City of MinneapolisâÄô financial outlook during the decade he has been in office (âÄúResponsible govâÄôt âÄî for a change,âÄù Sept. 14), keep in mind what he was working with.

Unlike the chief executives at the state and national level, he wasnâÄôt dealing with a legislative body where half of the members ran on a platform of auctioning off the government to their buddies from business school.

Can we please stop blaming the abstract idea of âÄúWashingtonâÄù for our political situation? Instead, we should stop and consider the consequences of voting for anti-government politicians to run the government.