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Dayton: Will concede to GOP to end Minn. shutdown (but no 15% staff reductions either)
SFGate.com ^ | 7/14/11 | AP

Posted on 07/14/2011 9:37:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton offered Thursday to end a two-week government shutdown by accepting a Republican proposal to bring more money into Minnesota's budget.

Dayton announced in Minneapolis that he will agree to an offer legislative Republicans made just before the shutdown started, if they agree to drop a list of policy changes and a plan to reduce the state workforce by 15 percent.

GOP leaders said they were reviewing the offer and had no immediate comment.

The offer would raise $1.4 billion, half by delaying state aid checks to schools districts and the other half by selling tobacco payment bonds.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: concede; dayton; governor; markdayton; minnesota; rich; shutdown; taxes
Politics is such a sham these.

Idiots playing with OPM.. and then claiming noble goals.

and they're going after internet Poker.. go figure.

(btw - Minniesoda, WTF were you thinking when you put this rich el ducebag in office?)

1 posted on 07/14/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Beer drinkers, fishermen and elderly most affected.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 9:38:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What is funny about this ‘shutdown’ is that nobody noticed.


3 posted on 07/14/2011 9:39:56 AM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Patrick1

except for Miller beer state licenses expiring and now unrenewable ‘til this shutdown thingy is over.. not good for the brewski sales. and that’s tax revenue being lost too..


4 posted on 07/14/2011 9:41:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
IOW, I'll take all your quid but forgo the pro quo
5 posted on 07/14/2011 9:43:34 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I will agree to let you give me what I want, if I dont have to give you what you want”

Is that about what I am hearing here?


6 posted on 07/14/2011 9:43:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: NormsRevenge

Sometimes we must sacrifice for the cause of liberty and drink better beer.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 9:44:36 AM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hold on, Norm. In 2010 the Minnesota electorate threw out the Democrats and gave control of both chambers of the Legislature to the GOP for the first time in a generation.

Regrettably, however, once again a third-party stooge of Jesse Ventura siphoned enough GOP votes to elect the brain dead drunk Mark Dayton as Governor by an eyelash.

So it was again a third party that splintered otherwise well-meaning voters — just as how Norm Coleman was defeated in 2008.

The Dems in Minnesota can get 44% of the people to vote for a door knob.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 9:45:19 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge

Once again, the media misreports the June 30 offer. Delaying payments to school districts was Dayton’s idea, not the GOPs.

Still, though, anything that gets Marx Dayton off the ledge is good for the state of Minnesota.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 9:49:43 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s not the only revenue that’s being lost. I’ve noticed in the convenience stores that the lottery has been shut down also. That’s a lot of cash that Minnesota has been losing.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 9:51:47 AM PDT by dbehsman (If Romney McMilquetoast is the best the Republican party can do, they deserve to be exterminated.)
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To: mwl8787
Hold on, Norm. In 2010 the Minnesota electorate threw out the Democrats and gave control of both chambers of the Legislature to the GOP for the first time in a generation.

Actually, it's slightly different than that. Since the Minnesota Senate went to partisan status in the 1970s, Republicans have NEVER controlled it. Until now. So yes, 2010 was a seismic shift.

And let's not forget that, as attractive as a third party sounds nationally, the Independence Party got Dayton elected. Outlets like the Minneapolis Star and Sickle jumped on Tom Horner's candidacy as a way to split opposition to their real favorite, Dayton.

11 posted on 07/14/2011 9:54:03 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Of course. I thought I made the second point about that damned Independence Party.

I was not aware of the history that the GOP had never controlled the Legislature — thanks for update.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 9:57:15 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge

Could someone please explain what is going on in simple terms?


13 posted on 07/14/2011 9:58:10 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge

No deal, commie!

Sign what was passed by the Legislature or the beer drought continues!


14 posted on 07/14/2011 10:02:14 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: mwl8787

You know, I missed that you had said that about the IP. Profuse apologies. Didn’t mean to step on you.


15 posted on 07/14/2011 10:03:46 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

No prob. We won in Minnesota, that is what matters.

I hope our GOP leaders in DC are paying attention. This is a huge victory against the DFL.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 10:18:53 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge
I was listening to NPR yesterday (I know, I know) and they did a pretty lengthy report on the shutdown. Looks to me like the most affected are the beer wholesalers and beer drinkers.

Here's another take on this:
Gov. Dayton Agrees to Republican Budget to End Minnesota Shutdown Sounds like the people on his "listening tour" told him to go to hell :)

17 posted on 07/14/2011 10:28:45 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It sounds like Dayton caved in and Republicans who wanted to cut spending won. Am I missing something? If not, this seems pretty encouraging. We’ve had two big showdowns over government spending and Christie’s on-going smaller battles. In each case, despite the Dems and their union goons’ sound and fury, the “cut spending” crowd won.


18 posted on 07/14/2011 10:38:43 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Could someone please explain what is going on in simple terms?

Simple as I understand it:

MN has a budget deficit.
MN has a Repub legislature for the first time in awhile.
Repubs put together a "draconian" budget to fix the shortfall.
RAT governor disagreed.
Much turmoil.
State ran out of money and much of state government shut down.
RAT governor has now capitulated.
Much rejoicing by Conservatives.

I hope the assholes in DC are aware of this.

19 posted on 07/14/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

Thanks for that simple, straight, and to the point explanation.

This proves to me that the conservative movement rages on toward eventually dominating the Left to stop their suicidal lunacy.


20 posted on 07/14/2011 11:05:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: upchuck

I don’t think the republicans are going to accept his “conditions”.

This isn’t over yet.


21 posted on 07/14/2011 11:06:52 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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