Don Davis’s article is this weekend’s must reading. Overall, much of the $2.1 billion, two-year tax increase comes from the state’s highest earners and smokers. Dayton made the point that if property taxes rise 2 percent statewide, that would far less than the 83 percent they have gone up in the past decade. “I think […] . . . → Read More: Higher taxes = better services?
Perhaps, I’m a bit sensitive about the Senate Office Building lawsuit because Jim Knoblach is a friend of mine. Still, it’s puzzling to me as to why conservative activists and organizations haven’t jumped on the Stop the SOB bandwagon. Jim’s lawsuit has something in it for all different stripes of conservatives. For the liberty movement, […] . . . → Read More: Stopping the Senate Office Building
This Pioneer Press editorial exposes the DFL’s lie that property taxes would go down this year: In July, Gov. Mark Dayton said that, for the first time in a decade, property taxes would drop by $121 million statewide in the year to come. But now, Minnesotans are staring at a potential $153 million increase in […] . . . → Read More: Another DFL lie exposed
Sen. Franken’s grasp of what’s happening with the Affordable Care Act is breathtakingly devoid of reality. This KSTP video shows how much Sen. Franken is in denial: Scott Theisen’s article for KSTP highlights the fact that Sen. Franken a) doesn’t want to admit that HealthCare.gov is an unmitigated disaster and b) is in total spin […] . . . → Read More: Franken’s denial
Yesterday, the office of Minnesota Management and Budget, aka MMB, reported that revenues fell short of expectations for the first quarter under the Democrat-passed budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15. Here’s Rep. Jennifer Loon’s response to the news: “Governor Mark Dayton and Democrat majorities’ budget, effective July 1st, forces hardworking taxpayers to pay more when they […] . . . → Read More: Daytonomics off to terrible start
If ever there was a fit made in heaven, Gov. Dayton and the business community isn’t it. Gov. Dayton hasn’t hidden his dislike of the business community. That feeling is mutual. It’s with that context that this article should be viewed: “I realize that most of you are unhappy with my raising some taxes to […] . . . → Read More: Dayton still at odds with the business community