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Breaking: Dayton caves, will call special session
Hot Air ^ | 7/14/11 | http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/14/breaking-dayton-caves-will-call-special-session/

Posted on 07/14/2011 9:46:42 AM PDT by Nachum

Looks like Republicans have prevailed in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton has “reluctantly” agreed to the GOP’s June 30th budget proposal and will call a special session to pass it in three days, ending the state shutdown started by his veto of the budget proposed in May:

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, saying he “reluctantly” agrees to accept the Republican budget proposal from June 30 if it will end the government shutdown.

Dayton said accepting the offer would bridge a $1.4 billion gap between him and the Republican leadership. The governor says he has “serious reservations” about the GOP plan, but Minnesota’s government shutdown must end.

“If this gets resolved and gets Minnesota back to work in the next few days, then it doesn’t matter what people say about me,” Dayton said.

John Hinderaker notices that Dayton gave up on the reason he ordered the shutdown:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caves; dayton; googlyeyes; session; shutdown; shutup; special; taxes

1 posted on 07/14/2011 9:46:47 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Hey MSM: who do you think is winning the pr fight in Washington now that brain-dead Dayton has CAVED?

This entire Minnesota shutdown was orchestrated by Obama, just as the Wisconsin budget fight was, as well.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 9:53:15 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Nachum

U.S. Senate and Congressional RINOs - TAKE NOTE!


3 posted on 07/14/2011 9:54:50 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Nachum

It was the beer thing, wasn’t it?

Not only were they getting thirsty; they were seeing things in a much clearer light.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Nachum

Dayton caves “with conditions” and his conditions are b.s.

The MN GOP legislative caucus should just say “no conditions”.


5 posted on 07/14/2011 9:55:56 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Nachum

Go,GP GOP. Woo Hoo. Another state shows the way. When will Illinois wake up?


6 posted on 07/14/2011 9:56:41 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: mwl8787

The MSM is suffering from Irrational Obama Exuberance as usual.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Nachum

As mentioned in the other thread on this topic (and at Powerline, among other places), the deferred payment to schools was actually a Dayton proposal, not the GOPs. The Star and Sickle has been told this repeatedly and refuses to report this information correctly.

Still, though, to see Marx Dayton crying ‘uncle’ is great news for my state.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 9:57:39 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: chesley

The national Democrat Party told Dayton to cave. Every day the Minnesota government was shut down without chaos and rioting in the streets was disproving their insistence that the world would end if Washington did the same.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 10:03:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

http://www.twincities.com/ci_18476517?nclick_check=1

Dayton, who is offering to drop his proposal to raise top-tier income taxes, said he doesn’t like the Republican way out of the budget impasse.

“However, despite my serious reservations about your plan, I have concluded that continuing the state government shutdown would be even more destructive for too many Minnesotans,” he said in a letter to GOP leaders that he read aloud before a University of Minnesota audience.

“Therefore, I am willing to agree to something I do not agree with - your proposal - in order to spare our citizens and our state from further damage,” he added.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 10:03:34 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum; Diana in Wisconsin

Wisconsin ping list.

Gee, now all those Gophers will stay on their own side of the border when seeking beer.


11 posted on 07/14/2011 10:04:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
12 posted on 07/14/2011 10:07:24 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

I grew up in MN, lived there for 30 years. But I am glad not to be there now. As kind, nice and hard-working as most Minnesotans are - and it’s true, they are - they have an annoying and inexplicable habit of picking loons (maybe to underscore the fact that it is the state bird) to hold high office. Just when one thought they had reached the zenith of craziness by electing an “imaginative” pro wrestler as governor, they turned around and elected a washed-up, long-ceased-to-be-funny, ethically-challenged pro comedian as senator. Now, in many ways, they did themselves one better (worse) by electing the (incompetent and heavily medicated) scion of the fabled department store empire (whose family wisely has kept his hands off the levers of control of the company), and only U.S. Senator to leave D.C. because it was too dangerous, as their governor.

As I said, it is to me inexplicable. It has more to do with “nice” than either kind or hard-working. Maybe this time they have learned ... sorry, I was born an optimist.


13 posted on 07/14/2011 10:08:00 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Now THAT is an interesting hypothesis. I can definitely see where you might be right.


14 posted on 07/14/2011 10:15:19 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Nachum
Dayton found out that when you mess with the supply of brew in “the land of sky blue waters”, the natives grow very restless.
15 posted on 07/14/2011 10:22:33 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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A replier wrote this. "Dayton has made a counter-proposal – his first such that does not include a tax increase. But his counter-proposal will not be an easy sell to the GOP. He is saying he will agree to the budget with no new taxes IF: * Remove policy issues * Drop 15 percent across the board in reductions to state employees in all agencies * Pass $500 million bonding bill."

Now why would the GOP go along with that when they are in the winning seat?

16 posted on 07/14/2011 10:25:34 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: Nachum
A replier wrote this. "Dayton has made a counter-proposal – his first such that does not include a tax increase. But his counter-proposal will not be an easy sell to the GOP. He is saying he will agree to the budget with no new taxes IF: * Remove policy issues * Drop 15 percent across the board in reductions to state employees in all agencies * Pass $500 million bonding bill."

Now why would the GOP go along with that when they are in the winning seat?

17 posted on 07/14/2011 10:26:01 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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18 posted on 07/14/2011 10:44:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Digger

I bet the $500 bonding bill is for choo choo trains and bike paths!


19 posted on 07/14/2011 10:50:18 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The rioters fell into the giant potholes and were never seen again.


20 posted on 07/14/2011 10:53:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Nachum

Awwwwwwww. I was looking forward to the tragic stories the liberals were undoubtedly preparing to make up. You know, the ones where the hard-working single mother of ten has to sell her corneas to pay for Little Timmy’s dialysis? Or where a crippled, deaf dwarf lesbian black woman veteran dies of exposure because some hard-hearted Republican landlord wouldn’t gamble on her Section 8 eligibility?

And now Satan Dayton goes and gives up before the whiners can drop any of their boo-hoo bombs ...


21 posted on 07/14/2011 11:05:00 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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