Here is Pogemiller's full quote:
I think it's simplistic and naive to say people can spend their money better than the government. And the reason is, the reason we have government is to build community assets. And I don't care how rich you are, you can't build a freeway system by yourself, and that's why we have taxes. And I don't care how rich you are, you can't build a public education system by yourself. You can get you own child educated, but in this state we have something called universal education for all children. And so I think the notion that everybody can individually spend their money better than government I just think is trite, wrongheaded and anti-democratic."
Simplistic and naive? What elitist bull. Mr.Pogemiller is the poster child for term limits. This guy has been around since 1980.
Do community assets include a new Twins ballpark for the Pohlad family who could very well afford to build their own ballpark? Subsidies for Northwest Airlines? The Mall of America? Exactly where does it become okay for individuals to decide how to spend their money? Maybe Mr. Pogemiller thinks we should turn everything over to the State.