Skip to comments.Democrat Policies Aim to Shut Down America's Private Sector
Posted on 07/05/2011 3:33:52 AM PDT by Son House
RUSH: Minnesota state government is closed. The Minnesota state government shut down at midnight last night, the victim "of an ongoing dispute over taxes and spending between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative majorities. Talks fell apart well before the deadline, leaving state parks closed on the brink of the Fourth of July weekend." Oh, the tears.
You see how this works? Evil Republicans, state parks are closed, the little kiddies don't get to have their snow cones and the sleigh rides, oh, no, no Fourth of July, evil Republicans.
The AP says that the shutdown in Minnesota puts road projects at a standstill, forcing thousands of state worker layoffs, and, of course, all of which we're supposed see as a taste of the horrors the nation will face if the federal debt ceiling is not raised by Congress. That's how all of this works.
For the record the AP has already rewritten this article and they've given it a new headline. The first headline was: "Some Noticeable Casualties After Minnesota Shutdown." The new headline: "Minnesota Shutdown Prompts Political Blame Game." And naturally the blame falls on the Republicans.
But the whole purpose of this story is to set the stage for what will happen if we don't raise the debt ceiling in the whole country. The whole federal government will shut down, oh, the horrors of it all. And again, note what the AP highlights here as the things that are gonna suffer: funding for the state zoo, the Capitol, child care assistance for the poor.
Meanwhile, critical functions like state troopers, prison guards, the courts and disaster responses will continue, which should give the Minnesota legislature a pretty good idea what can be safely cut. But the newly elected Democrat governor insists on defying the newly elected Republican majority. It's historic, by the way, in Minnesota, in both houses, the Minnesota legislature, Governor Dayton would rather shut down that state than consider any spending cuts.
What he wants to do is raise taxes on all those rich people who make more than $180,000 a year, meaning just about every small business owner in the state. And as usual, the AP hopes that Republican moderates will come forward to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Never mind that a record 600 statehouse seats went from Democrat to Republican in the midterm election last November precisely because most people decided their taxed enough already. TEA: taxed enough already. You couldn't have a greater contrast.
Virginia is one of the highest performing states in the country, a Republican governor. What do you have here in Minnesota? A Democrat governor says achievers in his state are not paying their fair share. A Democrat governor, a Democrat president have reached the same conclusion. Job creators should do with less. It's gotta be tough living in a blue state if you experience success. You got a governor, you got a president reaching into your pocket.
If these guys get their way, America is Greece, only much, much bigger. But here's the thing. The Minnesota government may have shut down, but Minnesota hasn't. Minnesota has not shut down. The private sector is gonna be open for business. The private sector is going to be making sales, paying taxes. If you really want to shut down a state, have the private sector go on strike. That's when a state shuts down. That's when the tax revenues begin to shut off.
If you want to shut down a state, if you want to shut down a country, then you take direct aim at the producers and the achievers, and that's what liberal Democrats are doing. Barack Obama and these blue state governors treat the private sector like indentured servants. They're parasites. As if they won't pick up and move and leave to avoid all these onerous taxes and regulations. Every tax increase is an incentive to relocate or move assets. Ask Amazon.com.
California said, "You know what, we're gonna start demanding sales tax on anything Amazon sells in California." Amazon said, "Okay, bye-bye, California." Again, the dynamic reaction to an onerous policy. Now, what do the achievers get for paying more taxes at the state and federal level? What do they get?
The people who make the golden goose golden, what do they get? Food stamps, public sector union salaries, benefits, dues, and pensions that far exceed anything seen in the private sector. That's what they end up paying for and people have had it. They don't want anymore of it.
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The facts of the matter are that the Republicans did indeed provide funding for state parks and services, but the Democrat governor shut down the government.
Minnesota voters need to contact the governor and tell him to open the parks by approving the budget. The governor should resign in shame and disgrace for what he has done to the people of Minnesota.
Its money from tax payers pockets that is now going into the pockets of the lowest form of public purse parasites
I came by several MN state parks yesterday the roads were blocked off. But a lot of cars were parked along the highway and many people were just walking around the barricades and going in.
I always like how the morons in the government always close parks and anything else that will inconvenience the public...rather than cutting their bloated benefits, salaries, perks and retirements. Fools! Shut down the stupid government for a long time. Totally.
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Education
Department of Employment & Economic Development
Office of Enterprise Technology
Department of Health
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Department of Human Rights
Department of Human Services
Department of Iron Range Resources
Department of Labor and Industry
Minnesota Management and Budget
Bureau of Mediation Services
Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission
Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Department of Transportation
Folks up north don’t need government bow-wows’ permission to enter a state park. Good for them !
Yes, this is the hypocrisy and the paranoia of the drug addict. He knows he is not competent, he knows he needs the rehab, he or she knows she or he needs a dog barking at their legs. They hate the private for enslaving them, but this is exactly what they need and want in the end. It's the old negro emancipation syndrome... but white racist democrates think they are not "negros", they are repulsed by them and by what it means. So, there you go, we have to have tact and PC, and maybe those little butt boyz will put a plug in it.
And denying the govt. their "cut"!!!! OH NOOOO!!!!
Wouldn't it be lovely? After a week of government shutdown, the private sector does so for three days. Gosh folks, which one do you miss more???
The Dems truly do think that we are ALL on their plantation and will do exactly what they order with no unintended consequences. If we look at Soviet Russia or Cuba, we see where they are going: they are are just so blinded by their ideology that they cannot see the reality behing the Potemkin facade. The one collapsed in ruins and the other is a pauperized client of another oil producing Socialized state that is collapsing itself.
Some 20 dollar signs that said, “ No rangers on duty, enter at your own risk” would have worked just as well and allowed the citizenry to enjoy their weekend.
Isn’t that the truth! The state parks and then also, here in Arizona, the (formerly very nice) rest areas in scenic spots along the highways. How primitive is that to close the rest areas??? One of the few things taxpayers actually get to use, and for out-of-state travelers as well.
When we traveled through Texas, we were amazed by the spotless, numerous, and artistic rest stops.
When the teachers’ unions were about to get their “raise” (thanks to a higher “temporary” sales tax), the idiot AZ government reopened most of the rest areas. It’s such complete extortion.
WHAT?!? People were enjoying state parks WITHOUT GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT? HOW DARE THE PEOPLE DO SUCH A THING !!! Call out the National Guard! This must be stopped, pronto!
Its like the arrogant brother-in-law who, after hearing you won the lottery, calls you up to say he wants “his cut”.
“...The Dems truly do think that we are ALL on their plantation and will do exactly what they order with no unintended consequences. ...”
That’s because they project their OWN cowardice onto other people.
They are deeply flawed in their thinking. Deeply flawed and dangerously deluded.
It's the bureaucrats' park, not yours. That's what we get for allowing a government to run the land entertainment business as an armed monopoly.
If you want the real reason, the courts would hold the parks accountable anyway. There is no such thing as "at your own risk" when a deep pocket can be found.
small business does not give enough campaign contributions so the democrats will punish small business.
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we’ve really become a state of pansies.
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