Skip to comments.Governor Mark Dayton says anti-tax attitude is killing progress
Posted on 09/13/2012 5:50:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Count on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to swim against the tide.
As Republicans call for tax cuts and few Democrats advocate more government spending, Dayton says we need to pay higher taxes to meet public needs.
"This unwillingness to pay taxes ... is going to be the death of this country if it's not corrected," the Democratic governor said Wednesday, Sept. 12, in a speech at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
A leading Republican tax policymaker quickly pounced on Dayton's statement, saying tax increases would drive jobs out of Minnesota.
"It's not that we're taxing too little. It's that the government is spending too much," said House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston.
Dayton said the federal and state governments are heading for fiscal cliffs because of their unrealistic tax policies.
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Minnesota residents say Governor Mark Dayton is killing them with taxes.
At least he’s an honest Democrat, he want’s to make everyone pay more for more and more government spending. I bet he doesn’t cut the pay of his precious public employee unions though.
Reminds me of something Dave Barry said about the 1984 presidential election.
Walter Mondale was nominated and immediately announced that if elected, the first thing he would do is jack up everyone’s taxes. This proved so popular among voters that nobody voted for him except him and his wife (and we’re not so sure about his wife).
Yes, boys and girls, the Governor Mark Dayton really IS this stupid. He never appears to have learned: “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”
No Mark, YOUR SPENDING PRIORITIES have killed positive results!
Note: I use the term “positive results” due to the liberals bastardization of the term “progress”
This is why the Democratic Party is single greatest domestic threat to the United States since the founding of the Confederacy. Dayton and the rest of the Democrats are squandering resources with their decadence and dependency schemes, inhibiting productive capitalism with taxes, regulations and attitude and are impoverishing America
Well, the one thing that nobody wants to realistically address is: What we really need, rather than what we think we need or what we merely want. A lot of those so-called "needs" are merely "wants" to appease some demographic group.
Perhaps we should make a list of our needs, starting with police and fire protection, and go from there.
R/R ought to campaign there and ask the voters that very question.
“Tax reduction thus sets off a process that can bring gains for everyone, gains won by marshalling resources that would otherwise stand idleworkers without jobs and farm and factory capacity without markets. Yet many taxpayers seemed prepared to deny the nation the fruits of tax reduction because they question the financial soundness of reducing taxes when the federal budget is already in deficit. Let me make clear why, in today’s economy, fiscal prudence and responsibility call for tax reduction even if it temporarily enlarged the federal deficitwhy reducing taxes is the best way open to us to increase revenues. “
President John F. Kennedy, Economic Report of the President, anuary 1963
If only more of today’s leaders thought like JFK.
Virginia didn’t raise taxes and we have a surplus.
We got one of these a-hole Governors here in Connecticut as well. These scum can’t think outside of the tax tables.
The federal and state governments are heading for fiscal cliffs because of their unrealistic communist policies.
I guess it all depends on what you mean by “progress”.
If you’re a leftist, “progress” is bigger government, more control over the people, and more collectivism.
If you’re a conservative, “progress” means increasing the standard of living for, and increasing the liberty of, all people.
Yeah, well he was a Democrat. Look what happened to him in 1964.
Same old argument from the left, we need to increase taxes....how about this, we control spending.
Note, I am not saying do away with programs, I am saying that no new programs are needed and those already on the books are probably too expensive but they can be controlled by just denying increases. Flat spending and taxes increasing on inflated dollars will mean these programs attrit down and the drain the budgets will be eliminated.
If we also decide to eliminate the completely superfluous programs, the strain on budgets will go down quicker IMO. Government just seems to want to expand without bounds and that has become the mantra of the left.
Here is one more idea, if you are here illegally, you get NADA. We go back to the old program wherein immigrants had sponsors and if they could not make their way, their sponsors paid their “benefits”.
Increasing revenues is never the goal of leftist taxation policy, no matter what they say.
The goal is the worst form of covetousness - not the wanting of what someone else has, but the wanting of someone else NOT TO HAVE IT.
Yes, but if you're a conservative you should damn well better know that "progressives" are Marxists.
Go across your eastern border to Wisconsin, Minnesotans. We are correcting this kind of thinking in our politicians.
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