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Dem Business owners regret electing Dayton/Dem Majority

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 13, 2013
Do tax increases kill jobs? Minn. soon to find out
By PATRICK CONDON | Associated Press – 2 hrs 16 mins ago...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— Dik Bolger is a lifelong Minnesota Democrat, a gray-bearded baby boomer with a braid down his back whose Minneapolis printing company's plant displays work by local artists and sculptors. He backed Mark Dayton for governor, but his take on the Democratic chief executive's plan for new business taxes could be the voice-over for a Republican campaign commercial.

"We're screwed," Bolger said, if the tax goes through. His 79-year-old company competes nationwide and overseas for work with major brands like Chanel. "If you're bidding for a $100,000 job on a national basis and tax expenses push you a couple of percent higher, then I'm not competitive."

For generations, Minnesotans lived out the progressive argument that high taxes and high services were what gave the state its fabled quality of life. But the patience of business owners is being tried more than ever, as Dayton and the Democrats who now control the Capitol mull a menu of tax increases that would primarily hit company ledgers — just as most states are going the opposite way.

Dayton has proposed tax changes he says would make the system fairer and also bring in $2 billion in new revenue. Much of the gain would come from a state sales tax on "business-to-business " purchases like legal, accounting, banking and printing costs. Few states tax such services. He would also boost Minnesota's personal income tax rates from eighth to fourth highest in the nation, behind only Hawaii, California and Oregon.

Hey Dik, elections have consequences.
Awful Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 13, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to have high approval ratings and leads every potential Republican who may challenge him in 2014, according to a new poll.

Public Policy Polling says 53 percent of Minnesota voters approve of Dayton’s job performance, while 39 percent disapprove. The poll was conducted Jan. 18-20, with 1,065 voters and 275 usual GOP primary voters surveyed.

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman was the favorite amongst Republicans to challenge Dayton, with 57 percent saying they’d like him to be their candidate next year. No one else got more than 5 percent.

Coleman has said he’s not interested in running for governor. In a hypothetical head-to-head with Dayton, the poll has Coleman trailing 52-39.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was the only Republican who posted better numbers than Coleman. In an unlikely comeback, Pawlenty trailed Dayton 50-42 in the poll.

None of the other Republicans tested –state Rep. Kurt Zellers, former state Rep. Keith Downey, state Sen. Julie Rosen, and Hennepin County Commisioner Jeff Johnson- have greater than 33 percent name recognition. They all trail Dayton by margins greater than 20 points.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 13, 2013
Awful Truth wrote:
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to have high approval ratings and leads every potential Republican who may challenge him in 2014, according to a new poll.
Public Policy Polling says 53 percent of Minnesota voters approve of Dayton’s job performance, while 39 percent disapprove. The poll was conducted Jan. 18-20, with 1,065 voters and 275 usual GOP primary voters surveyed.
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman was the favorite amongst Republicans to challenge Dayton, with 57 percent saying they’d like him to be their candidate next year. No one else got more than 5 percent.
Coleman has said he’s not interested in running for governor. In a hypothetical head-to-head with Dayton, the poll has Coleman trailing 52-39.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was the only Republican who posted better numbers than Coleman. In an unlikely comeback, Pawlenty trailed Dayton 50-42 in the poll.
None of the other Republicans tested –state Rep. Kurt Zellers, former state Rep. Keith Downey, state Sen. Julie Rosen, and Hennepin County Commisioner Jeff Johnson- have greater than 33 percent name recognition. They all trail Dayton by margins greater than 20 points.
Polls have a quick way of turning on you when you enrage your base.

"We're screwed," Bolger said, if the tax goes through. His 79-year-old company competes nationwide and overseas for work with major brands like Chanel. "If you're bidding for a $100,000 job on a national basis and tax expenses push you a couple of percent higher, then I'm not competitive."

If this goes through, Dayton won't have a 2 point lead over Skippy Humphrey and Jesse Ventura.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#4 Feb 13, 2013
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

OR MY NEW FAVORITE-

non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 14, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???
non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....
THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source
OR MY NEW FAVORITE-
non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers
You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
Do you have anything to post on the article, or have you gone to just attacking other posters every post now?

Dayton is screwing over the Democratic business owner base that could help get him re-elected. They probably won't help after he runs them out of business, but at least they and their employees will be eligible for Minnesota Care and foodstamps after he guts their businesses.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Feb 14, 2013
You're a liar and this is your opinion... Too tough for your tiny mind ?? Btw- you still OWE for your Iraq war, you said the supporters are responsible for their leaders actions,...BUSHWHACKED ring a BELL ???

REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

OR MY NEW FAVORITE-

non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 14, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
You're a liar and this is your opinion... Too tough for your tiny mind ?? Btw- you still OWE for your Iraq war, you said the supporters are responsible for their leaders actions,...BUSHWHACKED ring a BELL ???
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???
non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....
THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source
OR MY NEW FAVORITE-
non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers
You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
Do tax increases kill jobs? Minn. soon to find out
By PATRICK CONDON | Associated Press – 2 hrs 16 mins ago...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— Dik Bolger is a lifelong Minnesota Democrat, a gray-bearded baby boomer with a braid down his back whose Minneapolis printing company's plant displays work by local artists and sculptors. He backed Mark Dayton for governor, but his take on the Democratic chief executive's plan for new business taxes could be the voice-over for a Republican campaign commercial.

"We're screwed," Bolger said, if the tax goes through. His 79-year-old company competes nationwide and overseas for work with major brands like Chanel. "If you're bidding for a $100,000 job on a national basis and tax expenses push you a couple of percent higher, then I'm not competitive."

For generations, Minnesotans lived out the progressive argument that high taxes and high services were what gave the state its fabled quality of life. But the patience of business owners is being tried more than ever, as Dayton and the Democrats who now control the Capitol mull a menu of tax increases that would primarily hit company ledgers — just as most states are going the opposite way.

Dayton has proposed tax changes he says would make the system fairer and also bring in $2 billion in new revenue. Much of the gain would come from a state sales tax on "business-to-business " purchases like legal, accounting, banking and printing costs. Few states tax such services. He would also boost Minnesota's personal income tax rates from eighth to fourth highest in the nation, behind only Hawaii, California and Oregon.

Hey Dik, elections have consequences.
no ame

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 14, 2013
What kind of a Democrat would own a business anyway?
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 14, 2013
no ame wrote:
What kind of a Democrat would own a business anyway?
Lot's of Dems start businesses, the successful ones are forced to become Republicans by Dem policies.
Awful Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 14, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to have high approval ratings and leads every potential Republican who may challenge him in 2014, according to a new poll.

Public Policy Polling says 53 percent of Minnesota voters approve of Dayton’s job performance, while 39 percent disapprove. The poll was conducted Jan. 18-20, with 1,065 voters and 275 usual GOP primary voters surveyed.

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman was the favorite amongst Republicans to challenge Dayton, with 57 percent saying they’d like him to be their candidate next year. No one else got more than 5 percent.

Coleman has said he’s not interested in running for governor. In a hypothetical head-to-head with Dayton, the poll has Coleman trailing 52-39.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was the only Republican who posted better numbers than Coleman. In an unlikely comeback, Pawlenty trailed Dayton 50-42 in the poll.

None of the other Republicans tested –state Rep. Kurt Zellers, former state Rep. Keith Downey, state Sen. Julie Rosen, and Hennepin County Commisioner Jeff Johnson- have greater than 33 percent name recognition. They all trail Dayton by margins greater than 20 points.
goose

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 14, 2013
Truth is Dayton is still a P.O.S. who is clueless.

But I guess that fits today's progressives!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Feb 14, 2013
I like logical folks who can't match a man's success or defeat him in an actual election, so they spout like little fountains.... Good "job"...men ?
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Feb 14, 2013
no ame wrote:
What kind of a Democrat would own a business anyway?
My gay hubby Slewsie has a Dem friend who owns a mythical dojo. I think his name is Dik Bolger. But Slewsie has never let me see the dojo. I wonder why that is? Oh, well. I could not ask for a better hubby than the Slewsie. You should see the paychecks he gets for being the Spell Check Queen on Topix. Each week he makes a million dojo dollars.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#14 Feb 14, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Lot's of Dems start businesses, the successful ones are forced to become Republicans by Dem policies.
I am betting those 70 businesses that were forced to shut down over the LRT construction are not going to vote DFL. I wonder how the others that have survived, with 40% reduced business, will vote.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#15 Feb 14, 2013
Men use words like betting, fools play gay... I see fools ! LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Feb 14, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Men use words like betting, fools play gay... I see fools ! LMAOROTFU~!
I am betting my Slewsie doesn't play gay. Do you hubby?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Feb 14, 2013
"mornon""elier "

Guess you're a bore, right dummy ?
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Feb 14, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
"mornon""elier "
Guess you're a bore, right dummy ?
Now Slewsie, stay focused. Do you play gay or are you really gay? I say you don't play gay. Am I right?
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Feb 17, 2013
Awful Truth wrote:
Gov. Mark Dayton continues to have high approval ratings and leads every potential Republican who may challenge him in 2014, according to a new poll.
Public Policy Polling says 53 percent of Minnesota voters approve of Dayton’s job performance, while 39 percent disapprove. The poll was conducted Jan. 18-20, with 1,065 voters and 275 usual GOP primary voters surveyed.
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman was the favorite amongst Republicans to challenge Dayton, with 57 percent saying they’d like him to be their candidate next year. No one else got more than 5 percent.
Coleman has said he’s not interested in running for governor. In a hypothetical head-to-head with Dayton, the poll has Coleman trailing 52-39.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was the only Republican who posted better numbers than Coleman. In an unlikely comeback, Pawlenty trailed Dayton 50-42 in the poll.
None of the other Republicans tested –state Rep. Kurt Zellers, former state Rep. Keith Downey, state Sen. Julie Rosen, and Hennepin County Commisioner Jeff Johnson- have greater than 33 percent name recognition. They all trail Dayton by margins greater than 20 points.
Do tax increases kill jobs? Minn. soon to find out
By PATRICK CONDON | Associated Press – 2 hrs 16 mins ago...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— Dik Bolger is a lifelong Minnesota Democrat, a gray-bearded baby boomer with a braid down his back whose Minneapolis printing company's plant displays work by local artists and sculptors. He backed Mark Dayton for governor, but his take on the Democratic chief executive's plan for new business taxes could be the voice-over for a Republican campaign commercial.

"We're screwed," Bolger said, if the tax goes through. His 79-year-old company competes nationwide and overseas for work with major brands like Chanel. "If you're bidding for a $100,000 job on a national basis and tax expenses push you a couple of percent higher, then I'm not competitive."

For generations, Minnesotans lived out the progressive argument that high taxes and high services were what gave the state its fabled quality of life. But the patience of business owners is being tried more than ever, as Dayton and the Democrats who now control the Capitol mull a menu of tax increases that would primarily hit company ledgers — just as most states are going the opposite way.

Dayton has proposed tax changes he says would make the system fairer and also bring in $2 billion in new revenue. Much of the gain would come from a state sales tax on "business-to-business " purchases like legal, accounting, banking and printing costs. Few states tax such services. He would also boost Minnesota's personal income tax rates from eighth to fourth highest in the nation, behind only Hawaii, California and Oregon.

Hey Dik, elections have consequences.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#20 Feb 17, 2013


You're a liar and this is your opinion... Too tough for your tiny mind ?? Btw- you still OWE for your Iraq war, you said the supporters are responsible for their leaders actions,...BUSHWHACKED ring a BELL ???

REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

OR MY NEW FAVORITE-

non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.

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