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Swedzinski: Dayton should rethink tax proposal in light of new figures

March 1, 2013

MARSHALL — Minnesota, like most other states, has seen deficit after deficit come and go, and its Legislature has waged many a battle in coming up with the best ways to balance the budget....

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commonman

Mar-05-13 7:15 PM

Just like Swedzinski rethought his public statement about not taking a paycheck during the state government shutdown and then deciding to take that check later? Hey Chris, not everybody second guesses themselves and goes back on their word like you.

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rockdart

Mar-04-13 12:57 AM

ObamaIntentiallyINFURIATINGObliviousHarmingHumans can't though, figure out, if I've put too many "C's" in, or lacked an "e".

I have my guesses though, given the Perry passion and Sarah salad salivation.

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Really

Mar-03-13 9:31 PM

OIIOHH, AL and Swedzinski, still believing in fairy tales.

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bystander

Mar-02-13 10:52 PM

Oopsie...forget to add my comment to that link. Please go to the Department of Revenue's website and find the pdf of the Final Report from the Property Tax Work Group. There are a lot of great recommendations in there. If ever there was a more convoluted property tax system in the US, I've never seen it. Another good source is from the Council of State Taxation (google it). They have a great study that scores each state on how well they administer property taxes. You'll see that MN doesn't score that well. You'll see the correlation between the suggestions/recommendations from the work group and this study ( “The Best and Worst of Property Tax Administration: Scorecard on State Property Tax Administrative Practices.”)

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bystander

Mar-02-13 10:48 PM

***********revenue.state.mn.us/propertytax/workgroup/finalreport.pdf

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OIIOHH

Mar-02-13 10:58 AM

“you're actually succeding at governing” – What a shame it is that you FAIL at SPELLING.

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rangeral

Mar-01-13 8:32 PM

Daytio and the DFL still want all the original revenue proposed, even though they don't need it, so they can spend like drunken sailors - my apologies to the sailors.

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rockdart

Mar-01-13 6:18 PM

Shorter Swedzinski: "whaaa... stop, you Democrats - you're actually succeding at governing. Don't you know? Government is broken and can't work, so you have to stop fixing it".

WBL - righteous snark!

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hartman75

Mar-01-13 6:02 PM

Nice job Hartman, listing all the ways that “Dayton and the Democrats have reduced the deficit while creating a climate that has led to business expansion and job growth."

Thanks for the compliment OIIOHH but I realize you're being facetious. Why is it MY job to "list all the ways"? I assumed you had the wherewithal to find that information on your own. Evidently I over estimated your abilities.

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OIIOHH

Mar-01-13 4:11 PM

“Pawlenty was responsible for submitting the budget for 2011.“ Nice try, Hartman. The budget biennium ended on June 30th, 2011 so the second half of the year was Dayton’s responsibility.

Sunshinereview . org/ index.php/ Minnesota_state_budget

Nice job Hartman, listing all the ways that “Dayton and the Democrats have reduced the deficit while creating a climate that has led to business expansion and job growth.”

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hartman75

Mar-01-13 3:12 PM

Pawlenty was responsible for submitting the budget for 2011. Republicans controlled the Legislature in 2012 which prevented Dayton from increasing revenue. I thought you would have known that information, OIIOHH

"The DFL wouldn't pass a budget and deferred all cost cutting action to the governor..." No kidding rangeral. THAT'S WHY the Republican Gov. had to beg, borrow and steal to balance the budget - because he (the Republican) wouldn't increase revenue.

Yes rangeral, WE ALL KNOW there is waste and fraud when it comes to government spending. In fact, I'll bet even YOU have wasted money a time or two. What's your point?

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OIIOHH

Mar-01-13 1:51 PM

“How large were the deficits under the Republican Legislative majorities in 2011 and 2012?” Gee, I’m not sure Hartman – what did DAYTON sign into law?

Nice job Hartman, listing all the ways that “Dayton and the Democrats have reduced the deficit while creating a climate that has led to business expansion and job growth.”

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SELyonCo

Mar-01-13 1:43 PM

History shows that the greatest periods of prosperity in the country have come during democratic administrations. Under republican leadership only the wealthiest prosper. That kind of economic imbalance has historically resulted in popular uprisings that have ultimately hurt everyone concerned.

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rangeral

Mar-01-13 1:14 PM

The DFL wouldn't pass a budget and deferred all cost cutting action to the governor, so stop trying to re-write history, hartman.

You obviously believe there is no waste, duplication, fraud or inefficiency of spending taxpayer money.

Once again the economic lightweight strikes again. More fiction from hartman.

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hartman75

Mar-01-13 1:04 PM

How large were the deficits under the Republican Legislative majorities in 2011 and 2012, OIIOHH? How much did license and user fees increase from 2003-2011? Remember how Republicans "balanced" the budget by using $2.3 billion from the federal stimulus then postponed spending $3.3 billion on K-12 education and finally borrowed over $1 billion from the tobacco settlement which was SUPPOSED to go toward Health Care funding? You have a short memory OIIOHH but I'm glad to see you believe Democrats are doing a "great job".

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EmptyPockets

Mar-01-13 12:32 PM

I don't know if tax rates have a direct impact on the economy or not....but they sure impact individual taxpayers.

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OIIOHH

Mar-01-13 11:56 AM

“Dayton and the Democrats have reduced the deficit while creating a climate that has led to business expansion and job growth”. Wow, they certainly did a great job of that, considering that REPUBLICANS had solid majorities in both the Minnesota House and Senate in 2011 and 2012.

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hartman75

Mar-01-13 11:21 AM

Fact one: tax rates have no direct impact on the economy. Fact two: spending cuts alone will not eliminate our deficit. Severe spending cuts DO negatively impact our economy.

Dayton and the Democrats have reduced the deficit while creating a climate that has led to business expansion and job growth. As a result, MN in better financial shape than many of our neighboring states. Republicans like Swedzinski have done nothing but complain about the Democrats policies - even as our economy consistently improves. Why are Republicans against economic growth?

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WBL947

Mar-01-13 8:36 AM

Republicans like Swedzinski have turned the economic ship around and have it going the right direction. The past republican economic skills as exemplified in their party budget and their past moral leadership examples are a beacon to all righteous Minnesotans. Keep up the good work.

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