Bluestem doesn't share any friends in common with retiring Rochester area state representative (and former MN01 congressional candidate) Mike Benson, so we're not certain if the Facebook rant that the Rochester Tea Party Patriots have attributed to him and posted on their page is actually from him.
But we can conclude with some certainty that the page administrator agrees with the sentiments:
Mike Benson FB page:
As reported in tonight's PB Rochester Councilman Mike Wojcik recommends to the full council that the city drop it's Sam's Club membership and go with a Costco membership. He says they should because Costco pays its employees a living wage. Hey wake up Rochester - your socialist Councilman is actually steering you to spending your tax dollars at the business that contributes the most to democrats during every election cycle. And speaking of cycles - councilman Wojcik wants the city to also clear the bike paths all winter so you can bike to work when it is -10 below, -30 below windchill. How in the world does this guy get elected. . . .
We're not sure why it's socialist to pay people well and make a profit (besting Sam's Club in the marketplace according to some reports).
Nor why it's so peculiar to plow bike paths for those who use that form of transportation in a city of over 100,000. Minnesota is home to tough bike commuters.
Here's the full rant:
Image: Sam's Club or Costco/ They both look like the marketplace to us (top); screenshot of the screed attributed to Mike Benson, presumably the outgoing state representative.
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