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If state must tax more, lines need to be drawn

April 25, 2013

It’s become quite evident that Minnesotans — all of us — will be paying more in taxes in the near future. Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday proposed their tax plan that would, they say, raise $....

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Apr-25-13 8:32 AM

The state does not have to tax more - it has to prioritize its spending, eliminate duplication, waste and fraud, and do things more efficiently. Money is ****** away daily in St. Paul and by local governments.

The DFL answer is always more taxes.

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Apr-25-13 9:13 AM

Good luck to y'all! You'll need it. Dayotn and the Dems lied to you when they were campaigning. They said only the top 2% would see tax increases. Now watch as the economy and unemployment in Mn starts to go bad. You gey what you vote for when you are a low information voter.

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Apr-25-13 10:58 AM

The City of Marshall is already squeezing you for additional sales and “hospitality” taxes. Now, the state is preparing to pull the noose even tighter.

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Apr-25-13 1:24 PM

Gee, we were SO much better off when Republicans were in control. Spending increased; tax revenues fell; the deficit grew; schools were shortchanged; our government shut-down;unemployment increased; our infrastructure deteriorated; property tax increased and the Vikings signed Brett Farvre. Ok, ok, I'll concede that Republicans had nothing little to do with the Farvre thing but they sure trashed the middle class.

Dayton and the Democrats understand tax revenue is necessary to rebuild our deteriorating infrastructure, improve the quality of our educational system and enhance the quality of living for ALL Minnesotans. MN was failing after Pawlenty's 8 years in office - Dayton has already proven to be a better administrator.

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Apr-25-13 2:03 PM

“Dayton has already proven to be a better administrator.” Yeah, he certainly proved that when he caved in to the Wilfs and agreed to build a “People’s Stadium” for the Vikings. Of course, during that process Dayton also agreed to revoke the provision in the Minneapolis city charter that would’ve allowed the “people” to vote on the necessary tax increase. And of course, Dayton agreed to a gambling boondoggle (utter failure) to fund the state’s portion of the “People’s Stadium”.

Quite the genius administrator, this Dayton is. Brilliant.

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Apr-25-13 2:51 PM

I'd say hartman and Dayton are on a par with economic "genius", which means they don't know much.

hartman - still rewriting history - and incorrectly as usual.

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Apr-25-13 2:59 PM

Well, Well, Well yes sir tax the rich. Nobody cares because the tax does not affect them. Sorry folks a couple making 140k a year is not rich!! That is almost a 14 thousand dollar a year tax!!! It won't be long folks when they will start taxing the evil lower middle class making 40k a year. I also would like to know what this state has so much to offer compared to other states besides high taxes!!!

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Apr-26-13 8:54 PM

The federal government is spending three and a half percent more this year than last, while folks like Steney Hoyer are whining about cuts to programs. How can there be cuts if you are spending more?

Same situation in MN - there is no spending decrease - but it still isn't enough for the DFL.

I guess to them there is no waste, inefficiency or fraud in public spending.

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Apr-27-13 1:59 AM

This is another benefit of being a sanctuary state. Get used toi it as its just beginning.

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