Minnesota House taps state surplus fo...

Minnesota House taps state surplus for another $322 million in spending

There are 41 comments on the TwinCities story from Apr 4, 2014, titled Minnesota House taps state surplus for another $322 million in spending. In it, TwinCities reports that:

After more than nine hours of fiercely partisan debate Thursday night, the Minnesota House passed a bill spending money to boost wages for caregivers for the elderly and disabled, guarantee hot lunches for low-income students, fill potholes and expand broadband access in rural areas.

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redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 4, 2014
Great Job Minnesota House(D).
Were Moving Forward Minnesota/America....2014
cancer suxs

Faribault, MN

#2 Apr 4, 2014
Good things to spend money on.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 4, 2014
cancer suxs wrote:
Good things to spend money on.
I agree spent it on the people,and not the corporates!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4 Apr 4, 2014
what's wrong with a positive balance in our state's account?

any economist worth their salt will tell you that if you are going to rely on the ups and downs of income tax to fund your revenue stream you will need at least a ten to 15% buffer to ride out the dips and valleys...

but hey, its so much more fun to ride from crisis to crisis, huh? and then it just gives them another reason to raise taxes again!

sheesh!
cancer suxs

Faribault, MN

#5 Apr 4, 2014
I can agree with lot of what you said woodtick. I would rather they save it. Atleast they did spend it on things that are good. But yes saving would have better.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#6 Apr 4, 2014
at least they didn't pull a Jesse and waste it on rebates...that did nothing for the economy.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
at least they didn't pull a Jesse and waste it on rebates...that did nothing for the economy.
At least they didn't do a Pawlenty and wasted Jesse surplus by trying to pay for Pawlenty fail Presidental fail run.

Every time a Democrat leaves a surplus when they leave office fhe republican waste it and leave another deficit for the democrat to recover a balance budget or a surplus,case in point when Clinton left a surplus for the country,Bush left a deficit and Obama had to recover the deficit and now we are working on a surplus,and if a republican get into office next election cycle I promise we will be back in a deficit.

So I say we spent and reinvest in our people and infrastructure before they continue with their flawed economics the so call supply side economics.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#8 Apr 4, 2014
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text> At least they didn't do a Pawlenty and wasted Jesse surplus by trying to pay for Pawlenty fail Presidental fail run.
Every time a Democrat leaves a surplus when they leave office fhe republican waste it and leave another deficit for the democrat to recover a balance budget or a surplus,case in point when Clinton left a surplus for the country,Bush left a deficit and Obama had to recover the deficit and now we are working on a surplus,and if a republican get into office next election cycle I promise we will be back in a deficit.
So I say we spent and reinvest in our people and infrastructure before they continue with their flawed economics the so call supply side economics.
no Minnesota tax dollars went to Pawlenty's presidential run.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no Minnesota tax dollars went to Pawlenty's presidential run.
So where did it go? to more tax cuts for the top 1 % er's? what did T-Paw reinvest in besides tax cuts?
Blue Tool

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
at least they didn't pull a Jesse and waste it on rebates...that did nothing for the economy.
Right On, the Government knows how to spend money to spur the economy much better than taxpayers.

It's unfortunate taxes were not raised more last year so the Government had just say $10,000,000,000 to spur the economy, can you imagine how the economy would grow if the Legislature had 10 BILLION to invest?

Maybe next year they will raise taxes more??

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#11 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
what's wrong with a positive balance in our state's account?
any economist worth their salt will tell you that if you are going to rely on the ups and downs of income tax to fund your revenue stream you will need at least a ten to 15% buffer to ride out the dips and valleys...
but hey, its so much more fun to ride from crisis to crisis, huh? and then it just gives them another reason to raise taxes again!
sheesh!
As has often been said on these forums, Minnesots does not have any revenue problems. Minnesota has some serious spending problems. And don't low income kids already get hot lunches for free.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 4, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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As has often been said on these forums, Minnesots does not have any revenue problems. Minnesota has some serious spending problems. And don't low income kids already get hot lunches for free.
Oh here we go again,with a bagger general talking point blame game ,directed by his Lard Rush Limbaugh quote it's the childrennns fault,it 'sthe poor folks fault,cut the food stamps,cut student aid,social security,close public schools,teach a guy to fish so he can himself and his family etc,etc.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#13 Apr 4, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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As has often been said on these forums, Minnesots does not have any revenue problems. Minnesota has some serious spending problems. And don't low income kids already get hot lunches for free.
regardless of how our budgetary woes have been created, when you rely on the fickle revenue source of income tax you need 10-15% reserve fund to weather the ups and downs of the economy.(when the economy is down so are earnings, thus so are income tax revenues from both individuals and businesses...)

not sure what school lunches for most of the year have to do with anything here...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#14 Apr 4, 2014
Blue Tool wrote:
<quoted text>
Right On, the Government knows how to spend money to spur the economy much better than taxpayers.
It's unfortunate taxes were not raised more last year so the Government had just say $10,000,000,000 to spur the economy, can you imagine how the economy would grow if the Legislature had 10 BILLION to invest?
Maybe next year they will raise taxes more??
what was the benefit of those $300 dollar checks to the economy over having a good credit rating for the state?

and again, what does that have to do with the need for a reserve when we rely on income taxes to fund our state? nothing, nothing at all.

unless you enjoy going from budget crisis to budget crisis and then having them raise our taxes each time we run short? or possibly you just can't comprehend these ideas at all and are just parroting irrelevant crap because you heard someone else say it?

wanna cracker?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#15 Apr 4, 2014
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text> So where did it go? to more tax cuts for the top 1 % er's? what did T-Paw reinvest in besides tax cuts?
he budget for those fiscal years are open for your perusal at any time you wish to find out.

no Mn tax dollars went to pay for any presidential run of any candidate.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Apr 4, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
As has often been said on these forums, Minnesots does not have any revenue problems. Minnesota has some serious spending problems. And don't low income kids already get hot lunches for free.
Oh here we go with the daily old as talking point of the Rush limbaugh and Paul Ryan spoon fed nonsense to their Ditto head base of loser's,like we don't have a revenue problem only a spending problem nonsense,and iodiot with a brain that understand Economics 101 know that revenue offsets expense's translation spending offsets revenue,what is it that makes you so much of an idiot? have you ever heard of the point of Equilibrium/ do you even understand the core kniowledge of science? no all you got is your ingorance blame the game it's the poor people fault,it the children fault, etc,etc is all you in the darkness .
Blue Tool

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what was the benefit of those $300 dollar checks to the economy over having a good credit rating for the state?
and again, what does that have to do with the need for a reserve when we rely on income taxes to fund our state? nothing, nothing at all.
unless you enjoy going from budget crisis to budget crisis and then having them raise our taxes each time we run short? or possibly you just can't comprehend these ideas at all and are just parroting irrelevant crap because you heard someone else say it?
wanna cracker?
I totally agree with you and understand the Government knows how to spur the economy much better than the taxpayers.

Like you said, the $300 rebates by Ventura did nothing to spur the economy so why not set a tax rate high enough to provide a lot of money for the Government so it can spur the economy?

It makes sooo much sense, let's just do it.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>regardless of how our budgetary woes have been created, when you rely on the fickle revenue source of income tax you need 10-15% reserve fund to weather the ups and downs of the economy.(when the economy is down so are earnings, thus so are income tax revenues from both individuals and businesses...)
not sure what school lunches for most of the year have to do with anything here...
COME ON Woodtick,you know what can't mean by talking about children free hot lunches,i'll tell you what he meant ,he meant that little poor black children shouldn't have a free hot lunch or anything else and all should fall on our knews and worship at the alter of the Golden Calf(rich).

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#19 Apr 4, 2014
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text> Oh here we go with the daily old as talking point of the Rush limbaugh and Paul Ryan spoon fed nonsense to their Ditto head base of loser's,like we don't have a revenue problem only a spending problem nonsense,and iodiot with a brain that understand Economics 101 know that revenue offsets expense's translation spending offsets revenue,what is it that makes you so much of an idiot? have you ever heard of the point of Equilibrium/ do you even understand the core kniowledge of science? no all you got is your ingorance blame the game it's the poor people fault,it the children fault, etc,etc is all you in the darkness .
we could easily fund the needed programs if we were as efficient in our use tax dollars as private companies have to be with their budgets.

remember back when the republicans won the house and senate on their "jobs, jobs, jobs" ticket? one of them proposed starting all state gov;t departments funding back to zero and having them redraw their budgetary needs. brilliant! we know we could get massive saving with such an approach to streamlining our gov't programs.

sadly, his proposal never got to the floor and the rest of the idiot GOP here wasted their entire session pushing for gay hatred amendments and wasting million$ of our tax dollars for a voter ID system that would have done nothing to prevent the three to nine cases of voter fraud that have ever been prosecuted here in MN...

sorry for rambling, but i am stalling from having to go out and shovel my driveway ONE MORE FREAKIN' TIME!!!!!!!!!!

i am officially sick of winter now....
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>we could easily fund the needed programs if we were as efficient in our use tax dollars as private companies have to be with their budgets.
remember back when the republicans won the house and senate on their "jobs, jobs, jobs" ticket? one of them proposed starting all state gov;t departments funding back to zero and having them redraw their budgetary needs. brilliant! we know we could get massive saving with such an approach to streamlining our gov't programs.
sadly, his proposal never got to the floor and the rest of the idiot GOP here wasted their entire session pushing for gay hatred amendments and wasting million$ of our tax dollars for a voter ID system that would have done nothing to prevent the three to nine cases of voter fraud that have ever been prosecuted here in MN...
sorry for rambling, but i am stalling from having to go out and shovel my driveway ONE MORE FREAKIN' TIME!!!!!!!!!!
i am officially sick of winter now....
Agree! but one thing I disagree with you about jesse tax rebate,it did help out our state by giving back some tax revenue to the taxpaper's and increased the state GNP.

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