Skip to comments.Minnesota Government Shuts Down as Budget Talks Fail
Posted on 06/30/2011 10:37:49 PM PDT by matt04
Minnesota state government goes into shutdown as budget talks end without deal on $5B deficit.
Talks between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans fell apart well before a midnight deadline. Dayton demanded tax increases on top earners, but the GOP refused.
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And the sun will rise in the morning. Bravo to the conservatives who refused the tax hikes. Move them to Washington.
LOL, this is the Democrats’ biggest fear - - the government shuts down and nobody notices except their “base” of bums, deadbeats, and parasites!
Worst came scenario is happening right now for the DFL. With state government shut down more people will see that less is better.
>Dayton demanded tax increases on top earners, but the GOP refused.<
That’s the difference with libs, they punish the high earners for being rich, and not being poor. Ah, what do I care. These clowns made Jesse The idiot’ Ventura, a governor. Must be the cold..
we need two tax systems in this country; one with higher rates for the liberals, and one with lower rates for conservatives. Since the liberal aholes want higher rates anyway, they should be happy with this.
And, in return for our lower tax rates, we conservatives will agree to only participate in the bare minimum of government services. Most of the idiotically excessive governmental regulations will only apply to the liberals, and conservatives can opt out, thereby reducing the burden on the government.
Not everybody who gets government assistance is a 'bum, deadbeat, or parasite.' It doesn't help our cause to speak as if they all are. There truly are people who warrant charity being in need at no fault of their own; it's just that we shouldn't be using an armed monopolist government agency to dispense said "charity" by means of coercion.
I would love to see every state government shut down one day a week.
Pick a day, any day.
Do you really think people would care if they could only get a driver’s license or registration just M-Th at a DMV? Hell, I’ve done it online the last 6 years running. I don’t even need to see an Purple People Beater.
I proposed something like that before. Let me see if I can dig up a link. :)
It was genius. hang on.
Here it is. I was so awesome back in the day. heh
I hear ya. Plus you don’t have to be insulted when the clerk ask you if you want the test to be in English or “the language of your choice” when you go the DMV.
Obama was making a speech about all the Taxes he pays and that he understands how some of nasty rich people balk at their Tax Liability. (BTW - Clinton did the same thing bragging about how rich he was and that he didn't “need” the Bush Tax Rate Cuts).
Not one Reporter asked either Obama or Clinton if they Itemized to save on their Tax Liability. That would have been a wonderful moment in Journalism if the question was asked.
It might be the only way to keep this country together. Why have no politicians proposed this I wonder. They might bring up “equal protection under the law”, but this would be a voluntary trade-off, where everyone gets what they want. Liberals get higher taxes and more government (for them, which they want) and conservatives get lower taxes and left the hell alone by the gangster government (which we want). as you say, it is pure genius.
“I predict future happiness for
Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the
pretense of taking care of them.”...Thomas Jefferson
i am just glad to see Cali is not the only state with this going on.
You know, what should steam every single liberal thug in Minnesota is that while a lot of them are shut out of work during the shutdown (which of course they’ll be paid for no work at the other side of it...) is that Gov. Mike Dayton has decided that the staff at the Governor’s mansion is a ‘critical need.’
Lord help him if he had to wash his own toilets for a couple days, or if the garden had a few leaves, or that personal chef was unemployed for a few days... Liberals - Shared sacrifice means ‘you’re making it too hard to reach into your wallet!’
June 30: Richard Aviles of Northfield, Minn., leads the chanting of demonstrators opposed to a state shutdown on the steps of the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn.
Hey Richard, how is The Gay Speed Dating going?
You look FABULOUS on your twitter account!
So Richard, are you a top or bottom?
You went to church and wore a pentagram?