All Minnesotans will pay for DFL spending spree

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1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#1 May 25, 2013
The 2013 legislative session has ended, and while the city of Rochester and Olmsted County can be pleased that an important project is moving forward, the rest of the state likely has some negative opinions about what has transpired.

The Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center initiative is becoming a reality, and that's great news locally. It's going to create tens of thousands of jobs and is going to positively affect our area for decades to come.

I only wish this would have been a stand-alone bill so I could have voted for it. DMC was rolled into a comprehensive $2 billion tax-increase proposal that's going to hit all hardworking taxpayers.

In a way, it's a good thing the Democrats made DMC part of the taxes bill. Minnesota is going to need the jobs DMC creates to make up for all the employment and wage losses that will be happening statewide because of the other provisions contained in the tax bill.

Legislative Democrats created a record-breaking $38 billion budget, paid for by the largest tax increase in Minnesota's history at more than $2 billion. It is going to significantly affect low-income smokers who now will pay $1.60 more per pack, as well as higher-income wage earners and the 20,000 small-business owners who pay individual income taxes on their business income.

All hardworking taxpayers will indirectly suffer from the business-to-business tax. Once state government begins taking more of a business owner's profit through this provision, he or she will inevitably raise the price of the good or service they are offering to customers. You and I will have to pay more to make up the difference for this tax.

The fallback option for Vikings stadium funding now will be Minnesota's General Fund. If e-pulltab revenue continues to underwhelm, then money generated through a business tax increase and cigarette tax increase would be used to pay for the state's portion of the stadium. This is problematic because those funds could have been used for schools or nursing homes.

Democrats also broke their campaign promise to have a plan to pay back Minnesota's schools. Instead they will rely on the revenue surplus created by the Republican budget from two years ago to eliminate that debt.
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#2 May 25, 2013
Besides the tax bill, there were plenty of other examples of significant government overreach that were approved by legislative Democrats this session.

Let's start with the forced unionization of child-care providers, a proposal so controversial we spent a large portion of the last three days of session debating the topic.

Parents didn't want child-care unionization, and most providers don't want it either. The only two groups that wanted it were the unions and the Democrats, and they got their way. When unions are telling in-home day-care providers business owners how to run their operation and parents are paying higher weekly rates due to union involvement, that's a problem. But now, it's becoming law.

Democrats also approved a bill to raise legislative salaries and forced the state's constitution to be changed in order to do it. Worse, we spent hours on this bill before we had finished our budget work. In other words, Democratic lawmakers were more concerned about padding their own wallets instead of actually doing the people's business. Not one Republican voted for this nonsense.

Progress made on creating a more effective state government is also gone. Besides increasing state spending by nearly $3 billion, Democrats focused on growing government by adding 1,300 new jobs in the public sector positions that weren't necessary a year ago but now wlil be paid for by all hardworking taxpayers. That's inefficient government.

Finally, despite polling that showed barely a third of Minnesotans supporting a redefinition of marriage, Democrats approved the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

When we learned last November that one political party would control state government, many feared the Democrats would go overboard in 2013 with their legislative proposals.

Whether it was crafting an overpriced budget, prioritizing wasteful spending or pressing forward with controversial issues that many Minnesotans do not support, they did not disappoint.

http://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/rep-mike-...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#3 May 25, 2013
Whiny bYtch......
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#4 May 25, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Whiny bYtch......
It's funny how much someone who has never lived in Minnesota cares.
MayB

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 25, 2013
We should all practice bending over and grabbing our ankles.
1776 Defender

Ankeny, IA

#6 May 25, 2013
MayB wrote:
We should all practice bending over and grabbing our ankles.
Remember to kiss your A$S goodbye
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 25, 2013
Well, I'm predicting that a LOT of Minnesotans will be traveling across state borders to buy cigs. Since MOST of our population lives within 50-60 miles of a state border, it's gonna cost the state a LOT. When you do this, buy your GAS and LIQUOR there as well, bleed Minnesota dry, and make our goofy governor find ANOTHER funding source for the Vikings stadium.

Convenience stores situated along our state's borders are already bracing for a TON of LOST INCOME.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 May 26, 2013
Driving 50/100 miles for smokes makes sense, if you're a complete teabagger, whose time is worth ZERO !!!! Guess your "car" runs on hot air. LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Driving 50/100 miles for smokes makes sense, if you're a complete teabagger, whose time is worth ZERO !!!! Guess your "car" runs on hot air. LMAOROTFU~!
90% of the twin cities metro is within 40 miles of the Wisconsin border. It isn't too far fetched to imagine a large number of people crossing the river to save $15 per carton for their addiction.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#10 May 26, 2013
Guess, once they drive the 50/60 (100/120 round trip), now 40 miles... Driving back DOESN'T COUNT ????

"man", you argue just to seem stupid, right ???

non-smarter-I say nonsense and am ALWAYS wrong, but that's ALL RIGHT...you ?

LOOK A 787 FLYING !!! LMAOROFU~!

Have a "Guiness" to celebrate...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#11 May 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Guess, once they drive the 50/60 (100/120 round trip), now 40 miles... Driving back DOESN'T COUNT ????
"man", you argue just to seem stupid, right ???
non-smarter-I say nonsense and am ALWAYS wrong, but that's ALL RIGHT...you ?
LOOK A 787 FLYING !!! LMAOROFU~!
Have a "Guiness" to celebrate...
Dangerous Sociopath,

Just in case you have not figured it out for yourself, Lemme explain.

A quick search through the Thread List, will reveal to you that you are Masurbating without an audience these days.

As a Psychotic, you clearly do not care that nobody is watching as you spend 18/7/365 "Flashing" your sick projections of Little BOI's, for the shock value that gets you off and punishes Uncle Daddy.

Please keep Jacking-off alone, here on Topix, and do not allow your sickness to cause you to go out in the world to find live bodies to abuse......Keep your Sickness on the Internet where you can Trade your Gay Porn with other Defective Homosexuals.

Try to think of the kids (Little BOI's) as more than "Objects", and protect them from yourself!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 May 26, 2013
Defective "HUMPS" !!!

As for "defective", If needing food stamps and being drunk for 2 years is "normal" you can have it... SUCKS TO BE y-o-u, humper !

There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you
Come on now, celebration
Let's all celebrate and have a good time
Celebration We gonna celebrate and have a good time

Too bad, you don't have more moron "family" to put to rest !!!

Imagine a drunk liar
It isn't hard to do....
Want to spam his POO
Seems the drunk liar ....is YOU !
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Guess, once they drive the 50/60 (100/120 round trip), now 40 miles... Driving back DOESN'T COUNT ????
"man", you argue just to seem stupid, right ???
non-smarter-I say nonsense and am ALWAYS wrong, but that's ALL RIGHT...you ?
LOOK A 787 FLYING !!! LMAOROFU~!
Have a "Guiness" to celebrate...
You know, your math skills are just as questionable as your reading comprehension. 90% within 40 miles of the border. Some will have an 80 mile roundtrip, most of that 90% would be under a 60 mile round trip, and many would be under 30 mile round trip. Buying 10 cartons at a time to save $160 for a gallon or two of gas isn't such a big deal for a lot of people. You might want to take some remedial classes or something, embarrassing yourself daily like you do on here is fine anonymously, but it must wreak havoc on your personal relationships.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#14 May 26, 2013
Look at those numbers change... LMAOROFU~!

Sure, broke folks can afford 10 cartons and wasted gas, maintenance, break downs and the TIME COSTS !!!

Yeah, the tax is $16 per carton... LMAOROTFU !

Funny, non-brand name cigarettes can sell for less than $20 dollars a carton.

Now spin some more.....
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#15 May 26, 2013
"MOST of our population lives within 50-60 miles of a state border,

90% of the twin cities metro is within 40 mile of the Wisconsin border.

90% would be under a 60 mile round trip"

WOW !!!

Gee, what ever happened to math being a constant ????
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Look at those numbers change... LMAOROFU~!
Sure, broke folks can afford 10 cartons and wasted gas, maintenance, break downs and the TIME COSTS !!!
Yeah, the tax is $16 per carton... LMAOROTFU !
Funny, non-brand name cigarettes can sell for less than $20 dollars a carton.
Now spin some more.....
The additional tax now passed by the legislature and signed into law by Dayton is $1.60 a pack, moron. 10 packs in a carton multiplied by $1.60 a pack equals $16 more per carton. I wouldn't expect a liberal democrat to be able to do simple math though, surely not one that is wrong as often as you are.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#17 May 26, 2013
"Since MOST of our population lives within 50-60 miles of a state border,

90% of the twin cities metro is within 40 miles of the Wisconsin border.

90% would be under a 60 mile round trip,"

SO !?? Math isn't a constant, on your moronic planet, right putz ???

Stay outta the market, you're simply STOOPID !!!!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#18 May 26, 2013
Pretend, your numbers didn't change and the stadium costs won't get switched to other taxes, if cigarette taxes don't pay it... Poor DIPSH8T !!! LMAOROTFU~!!!

Funny, we WERE arguing mileage, what happened ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 May 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
"Since MOST of our population lives within 50-60 miles of a state border,
90% of the twin cities metro is within 40 miles of the Wisconsin border.
90% would be under a 60 mile round trip,"
SO !?? Math isn't a constant, on your moronic planet, right putz ???
Stay outta the market, you're simply STOOPID !!!!
Number one, I never said within 50 - 60 miles. Check the thread moron.

Number two, I never said 90% would be under a 60 mile round trip, check the thread, reading comprehension impaired poster. If you can't understand what other people clearly write, you shouldn't bother to respond. You make Gilda Radner's character, Emily Litella, look like a genius.

I did say that 90% of the twin cities metro population is within 40 miles of the Wisconsin border. The center of Minneapolis is 27 miles from Hudson Wisconsin. Google it, reading comprehension and remedial math failing poster.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#20 May 26, 2013
non-smart-enough-to lie-MOST of our population lives within 50-60 miles of a state border,

90% of the twin cities metro is within 40 mile of the Wisconsin border.

90% would be under a 60 mile round trip"

WOW !!!

Gee, what ever happened to math being a constant ????

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