Governor Mark Dayton has been very clear on where he stands with raising taxes on businesses and “the rich” – yes you.
It’s much harder to figure out where Governor Dayton and the Democrats are coming from on the issue of taxes and the middle class.
They held a press conference this week touting new projections that property taxes would actually decrease in 2014. Keep your eye on those projections, by the way – they come from the same agency that predicted e-pull tabs would finance the new Vikings stadium.
So the Governor says low property taxes are a good thing for hard-working Minnesotans. We agree. But he had to raise over $2 billion in new taxes and fees, much of them on the middle class and even poor Minnesotans, to pay for lots of things including his supposed $121 million property tax reduction.
So which is it? Are higher taxes good or bad for the middle class?
Perhaps Minnesota families can use their projected property tax savings, if it ever materializes, to pay for all of the other cost increases they will experience because of the Dayton/DFL 2013 budget:
- Higher energy bills.
- Fewer choices and higher costs for childcare under forced unionization of childcare.
- Higher premiums, higher co-pays, higher prescription drug prices and even fewer hours at work because of the healthcare exchange legislation.
- New tobacco taxes.
- Higher costs to download music and other files from the Internet.
- Higher costs for car rentals.
Each day it becomes more apparent – Republicans stood against wasteful government spending and for an economic recovery that would continue producing middle class jobs, and what Mark Dayton and the Democrats really wanted was bigger government and more spending.
Yes Minnesotans, beware. Despite their spin, the Democrat’s all-tax-increases budget taxes everyone. And raising taxes in one area to supposedly reduce taxes in another is more than a gimmick, it’s a shell game. Make sure you are watching their other hand.
My local Representatives to the Minnesota House and Senate are both teachers. They have never as far as I know, maybe college worked outside the Public Sector and lived off the Taxpayer.
And they pretty much do nothing to help the taxpayer out always looking for more money to handout to their Teacher Union friends, Union supporters and special interests.
And one is a complete ass.
Thanks to DFL tax and spend legislators…
With proper training and use..
Seems to have worked well for myself, many, many friends and family..
Get over it..
The difference between an Assault Rife and Sporting Rifle..
Politicians, anti gun/freedom, gun grabbing thugs, Media, should learn the damn difference.
By not doing so, they only show how stupid and idiotic they really are..
(St. Paul, MN) –
Today Minnesota’s Office of Management and Budget released the state’s
February budget forecast. The projected deficit dropped from $1.1 billion to $627 million. Our state is in far better financial condition than it was two years ago, when we faced a $5.1 billion deficit.
“Two years ago, Governor Mark Dayton insisted that Minnesota’s economy would be damaged
without massive tax increases. Republicans held firm and balanced the budget by setting priorities and holding back the growth of government. Two years later our economy is improving, tax revenues are increasing, and the state is in better shape.
“ But now Governor Dayton and DFL legislators want to raise taxes
on every Minnesotan. This will
hurt families, slow our economy, and return us to a cycle of low growth and big deficits,” said
Senator Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville), Assistant Minority Leader
Fuck…..Sorry, but that is how I feel right now…
Moving would be an option today and I know a few that are considering it.
Yep keep the kids safe…Now they won’t ride their bikes…
Won’t play ball or any sport it seems unless it is organized…
Don’t see kids running around, playing, until the street lights com eon anymore..
Kick the can?
Hide and seek?
All the other outdoor activities we used to do..
Which has led us to where?
An unhealthy, please me, all about me generation of kids..
Well that worked well.
Of course they do.
Actual facts, data and truth?
Not from the minions and sheeple following Buck Ofama..
Anti Freedom, Socialist, Big Government Dipwad is what I think it should say..
Or another Kalifornistan jerk off that sees this as another way to fleece the Sheeple…
By our former State Rep whom was shoved aside into another district by redistricting and allowed our former, former DFL (Dumb F***ing LIEberal) State Rep to return..A true Union loving, Spend, spend, spend, special interest worshiping former teacher whom I swear never did a days honest work!!
Thanks to all who attended Saturday’s town hall meetings I hosted with Sen. Kevin Dahle in New Prague and Elko/New Market. It was especially interesting to hear the serious concerns people have regarding the DFL’s proposal to raise taxes on all Minnesotans. I shared my own thoughts on why I oppose the governor’s tax increases during a recent press conference (my comments begin at the 1:50 mark of this video).
We also met with several corn, soybeans and pork producers for breakfast on Saturday. The DFL’s new sales taxes – which also would apply to business-to-business transactions – would greatly impact our farmers and ranchers. I appreciated these folks sharing their perspective on these tax increases as well as on other issues facing our agricultural economy.
Speaking of taxes, a DFL sponsored bill would raise the excise taxes on beer, wine, and liquor by nearly 1,000 percent. Yes … 1,000 percent. As an example, the tax on wine would go from $3 to $30 per gallon. These new taxes would be on top of the $3.7 billion in tax increases already being proposed.
Yet Another Positive Budget Forecast
The budget we enacted in 2011 continues to produce positive effects for our state’s economy and is good news for taxpayers. The latest in a string of positive reports brings us to nearly $3 billion in surplus revenue for the budget enacted by the Republican majorities and the governor in 2011. That is an incredible turnaround from the $6 billion shortfall we faced as a state in 2010 (without raising taxes).
The report also indicates an improved outlook for 2014-15, with our projected shortfall having shrunk from $1.1 billion to $627 million. As a result of the positive budget numbers from the last quarter, an additional $290 million will go to our schools, leaving the school shift at 86.5 percent (the shift was at 70 percent in 2010). Here is a recent article in which I explain the reason we must pay back the shift fully in 2013.
Dayton’s K-12 Budget
In 2011, we had to make up for $500 million in one-time federal stimulus funding. We not only made up for that gap, we added another $100 per pupil to the K-12 funding. The governor in his budget increases per-pupil funding by only about half of that amount.
Another issue we must address is how to help offset the increased health care costs borne by school districts under Obamacare. School districts are beginning to indicate they may seek levy increases this fall to pay for the increases costs associated with compliance to Obamacare. The governor and the DFL majorities ignore this issue in their K-12 budget.
The governor’s budget also does not address the remaining $800 million we owe still owe our schools. By his inaction the governor actually borrows another $84 million from our schools to pay for other priorities.
Is what it is.
Democide is the elimination of a despised group by a government. It includes genocide, politicide, and other forms of state-sponsored mass murder. The hated minority headed for extermination may be defined by religious, racial, political, class, cultural or other attributes. Between 200 and 260 million people were the victims of democide in the 20th century, several times more than were killed in international wars during that period.
Go read it all and watch the video…Then sleep well afterwards..If you can.
SO folks, who is the hated group right now in America? Jated by the left. The Anti Freedom crowd and the Government?
Is those whom hold firmly onto their beliefs…In God, in Country, in Family, in Freedom, in Firearms. Notice how all those are under attack?
Think about it..
That is what it is all abour. They cannot control us completely if we are armed. No matter what they do to us, if we are armed we can fight back..
Those willing to can. Those in power do not want that. So by foisting ‘gun’ control on us…They control us. Completely. To do what they want us to do.
Including dying..You disagree?
Look at history..
No gun mentioned..
So no real crime here. Just a disagreement..Move along.
Statists, Unionist, spend it all and tax some more.
Teachers whom have lived off the taxpayer for years…Did nothing thier first time around and now want another go?
I think not..
Here we go again…