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What Minnesota's one-party rule has wrought
Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 8/18/13 | Bob Barrett

Posted on 08/18/2013 5:40:53 PM PDT by rhema

This is the year hardworking taxpayers found out what one-party control of Minnesota government looks like. It isn’t Shangri-La. More like Detroit.

A recent report titled “The Fiscal Survey of States: Spring 2013,” produced by the National Governors Association (Gov. Mark Dayton serves on the group’s Executive Committee) makes very clear that Minnesota’s tax increases this year were extreme compared to the rest of the country.

Our sales tax increases were the fourth-highest in America.

Our income tax increases were second-highest.

Our corporate tax increases were the very highest, as were our tobacco tax increases (by a mile).

Considering the net increase in all taxes, Dayton and his DFL Legislature earned the silver medal in the 2013 Tax Olympics — beaten only by … Michigan.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dayton; democrat; dfl

1 posted on 08/18/2013 5:40:53 PM PDT by rhema
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To: MplsSteve
Look on their works, ye taxpayers, and despair.

To show how large these increases are in our state, after adding up all the tax increases imposed across all 50 states, Minnesota families and businesses will pay 33 percent of all the tax increases in the entire country!

2 posted on 08/18/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
Fear not...the legislative-wackos in Sacramento are giving the Minnesota model a thumbs-up.

No tax too high. No regulation to weird for the Sacto_clowns.

3 posted on 08/18/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: rhema

Welcome to Lake Dough-be-gone (formally Lake Wobegon).


4 posted on 08/18/2013 5:47:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr
And the people who have the dough are headed for saner climates.
5 posted on 08/18/2013 5:50:24 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Well, yeah, but Minnesnowta makes up for it with extra-long winters, so the tax increases are evened out.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 5:53:07 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: rhema

Yet people voted for these people.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 5:57:43 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: rhema

Congratulations to the people of Minnesota, it seems that they have gotten exactly what they voted for.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 6:03:08 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: rhema

‘swhy we took our Yankee money and moved south...


9 posted on 08/18/2013 6:05:47 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Standing Wolf

All for the children of course....


10 posted on 08/18/2013 6:07:29 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: centurion316; HarleyD

It won’t make any difference to the unreconstructed liberals in Minneapolis and St. Paul, of course, but the dupes in outstate Minnesota who replaced Republicans with Democrat legislators in 2012 may see clearly enough to reverse their folly in 2014 and get the legislature back into the hands of responsible adults.


11 posted on 08/18/2013 6:12:05 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

The fact that a clown like Al Franken got more than 10% of the vote shows Minnesota is hopeless.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 6:18:04 PM PDT by wny
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To: rhema

Liberalism—”Tax the bejesus out of them”.

Conservatism—”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Libertarianism—”Mind your own business”.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 6:41:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: rhema

Are businesses still evacuating Minnesota for South Dakota? I went even further two years ago - Back to Texas. But then Crazy Eyes Dayton, who feels guilty for being rich, wants so badly to punish those evil producers.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 6:41:56 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: rhema

“And the people who have the dough are headed for saner climates.”

Which is the very same model of “money flight” perfected by Detroit, MI. And look what all those high taxes have done for Detroit.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 7:47:38 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: wny

They elected Jessee Ventura Governor in ‘98.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 8:02:19 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: rhema

The comments after the story are almost all in favor of the higher taxes and more spending! They slam Texas and other states for their lack of services and compassion, and of course for not caring about women.

I will never understand why it is compassionate to give away other people’s money.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: rhema

MN people have always had a keen fondness for higher taxes. Must go back to HHH, but his predecessor, Joseph Ball, was a liberal Republican.


18 posted on 08/19/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: rhema

From the Mpls “Red” Star newspaper, how did this make it past the political overseer editor?

Or maybe this a once a year thing that they can point to and say, see we print hard news about Democrats as well.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 6:12:31 PM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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20 posted on 08/20/2013 6:23:10 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Huskrrrr

“Dough-be-gone”

Great! - should be on a billboard.

We were recently coming down I94 from Alexandria which provided the occasion to pass some of the ‘Wobegone’ signage.

It provided an opportunity to talk about the likes of G. Keillor and the NPR set...


21 posted on 08/20/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: rhema

don’t have to go far. just east over the river. that is likely why they are always fighting river bridges. We can escape easier.


22 posted on 08/22/2013 11:46:40 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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