Minnesota faces $1.1 billion budget s...
Cloud 9

Saint Paul, MN

#68 Dec 7, 2012
Eliminate ALL tax writeoffs.

Establish a fixed percentage tax on everyone including those on welfare.

Eliminate ALL duplicate government programs.

Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#69 Dec 7, 2012
writeoffs ?? Yeah, our little moron... write offs.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#70 Dec 7, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
writeoffs ?? Yeah, our little moron... write offs.
Stray Dog,

Do not make me call the Pound and ask them to put you back in the cage to await Electro-Shock!
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#71 Dec 7, 2012
reality check wrote:
here is an idea - rase taxes on everyone ? That is fair.
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<quoted text>
Here's a better idea. Quit spending. The MN Legislature has never cut any spending or any program no matter how useless, duplicative, or wasteful.
Cloud 9

Saint Paul, MN

#72 Dec 7, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a better idea. Quit spending. The MN Legislature has never cut any spending or any program no matter how useless, duplicative, or wasteful.
You couldn't be more correct.

A great example is when the majority of Minnesota Counties formulated a plan to take over all outstate policing and eliminating the State Patrol in those areas the Legislature did nothing. This move would have saved MILLIONS and improved safety in those outstate Counties. You see in many outstate areas the State Patrol does not patrol in the early AM hours. When there is a documentable crash on State Highway the Sheriff's department responds and then calls a Trooper, wakes them up from their beauty sleep.

A fact that we must not forget: The Minnesota DFL is 100% commited to NEVER cut a Union/Government job. Once that is understood the big picture becomes clear.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#73 Dec 7, 2012
Love to see proof, but you lost the election and that still evades your reality, so why should this be any different...
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#74 Dec 7, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Love to see proof, but you lost the election and that still evades your reality, so why should this be any different...
Look it up yourself dumb shyt.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#76 Dec 7, 2012
Seems you cited 2 different pays for me, poor liar...

Bob Schmahl wrote:
Slew used to make $13.75 when he had a union job....

Slew made $9.00 per hour before he got fired.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#77 Dec 7, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Seems you cited 2 different pays for me, poor liar...
Bob Schmahl wrote:
Slew used to make $13.75 when he had a union job....
Slew made $9.00 per hour before he got fired.
You mean you never made $13.75? My error.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#78 Dec 7, 2012
Yep, never made so little, that's your "dream wage"... LMAOROTFU~! We understand you lie, it's embarrassing being you.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#79 Dec 10, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
<quoted text>
When was the last time there was a real cut in the MN budget? NEVER!
You are absolutely right. In fact, for the past 20 years, they have had far more double digit increases in spending than single digit increases.

We do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
Welfare Cheese

Minneapolis, MN

#80 Dec 10, 2012
Hey now people! These are not tax increases. The new Lib buzzword is "investments."
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#81 Dec 10, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
You are absolutely right. In fact, for the past 20 years, they have had far more double digit increases in spending than single digit increases.
We do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.
You own a "collectible" Corvair, I hope you don't mind being relegated to second string on matters above your "pay grade"..... Hey, at least the Hertz is gone, from your "accurate" Rasmussen polls....LMAOROTFU~!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#82 Dec 10, 2012
Welfare Cheese wrote:
Hey now people! These are not tax increases. The new Lib buzzword is "investments."
Just look at the horrific "Return on the Investments" evidenced here with the Victim Demokrats like Slew that have a lifetime investing in suckling off her neighbors Teat!

The Sheeple like to hear words like "Investment" when referring to them and their leech lifestyles....it makes them "Feel" better then calling them the leeches that they are!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#83 Dec 10, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>You own a "collectible" Corvair, I hope you don't mind being relegated to second string on matters above your "pay grade"..... Hey, at least the Hertz is gone, from your "accurate" Rasmussen polls....LMAOROTFU~!
Sociopath,

Do not come on here and lie.

Nobody believes you.

Not your DOJO in the Sky, Your bad azz tough gurl persona, Your Brilliant Investor Lies, Your 100% payment of taxes on your 100% Government Checks, Your highly educated spell checking.

You a Genetic Mutant and all the posturing in the world on Topix with strangers, does not detract from the waste of Humanity that you represent.

Go away and come back as one of the other Personalities that Occupies your Brain!
"We" believe your Multiple Personalities more than we do your inebriated self.
ronone

Masontown, PA

#84 Dec 10, 2012
youtube.com/watch...
Our Goverment at Work
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#85 Dec 10, 2012
Now brought to you by DELICIOUS PhillipKs VodKa ! LMAOROTFU~!

Nobody has to "believe" you, you make it EZ... you write crap...
Welfare Cheese

Minneapolis, MN

#86 Dec 10, 2012
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
Just look at the horrific "Return on the Investments" evidenced here with the Victim Demokrats like Slew that have a lifetime investing in suckling off her neighbors Teat!
The Sheeple like to hear words like "Investment" when referring to them and their leech lifestyles....it makes them "Feel" better then calling them the leeches that they are!
My friends vote Democrat cause they "help people." Then they are suprised when they owe more on their income taxes.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#87 Dec 10, 2012
Oddly enough, your "friends" expect to get something for nothing, according to your "cheesy story".... LMAOROTFU~! Nice "point" ???
gov macy

Minneapolis, MN

#88 Dec 10, 2012
minnesota is so left handed, solution - STOP SPENDING, it has not and will not work. Socialist rule # 1 it only works until you run ot of other peoples money & the fiscal mess is going to happen - Jan 2013 !

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Smart Liberal wrote:
Oh my, oh my. What will our poor Gov GoogleyEyes do? Do you think he will crawl under his desk again and hide for the next 30 days?
And of course AFSCME is saying raise taxes. It is what they do. They pad payrolls with unnecessary employees so they can increase the dues paid each month, and then they can buy more politicians like good old Gov GoogleyEyes.
What will he do? Of course, he and his DFL buddies will increase taxes. They will never cut back any program, no matter how wasteful and bloated it is.
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Minnesota faces $1.1 billion budget shortfall; employees union calls for tax increase
By Bill Salisbury
December 5, 2012
10:34:55 AM CST
Minnesota state government faces a $1.1 billion budget shortfall during the next two years, Minnesota Management & Budget announced Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The projected deficit is the same figure that state financial officials forecast in February.
The agency said the state has enough money in the current budget to pay back $1.3 billion of the $2.4 billion that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature borrowed from schools last year by delaying state aid payments. But there won't be sufficient funds in the two-year budget period that starts July 1 to continue buying down the school shift.
Finance officials will unveil the complete budget forecast at the Capitol at 11:45 a.m. today.
First to react to the budget numbers, the state's largest public employee union called for a $6 billion tax increase to erase the red ink and improve state services.
"We need $6 billion to dig ourselves our of the hole and pay for the things Minnesotans care about: brainpower schools, middle-class jobs, safe transportation and property tax relief," Eliot Seide, director of the 43,000-member AFSCME Council 5, said in a press release.
The state AFL-CIO also quickly advocated a tax increase.
"If we want to continue to have strong schools, a 21st century transportation infrastructure, create family-sustaining jobs and care for those unable to care for themselves, Minnesota will need a significant influx of new tax revenue," AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson said in a statement.
Deficits have been common in Minnesota for much of the last decade. After the U.S. economy plummeted in 2008, deficits here ballooned: former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and lawmakers faced a $5.27 billion deficit in December 2008, and two years later incoming Gov. Dayton and a new Republican majority came into office looking at a $6.2 billion deficit.
http://www.twincities.com/ci_22128932/minneso...

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