Retracing Pawlenty's fiscal legacy

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 19, 2011 - 10:34 PM

He drew a line on taxes and says he has "a better deal" for the nation. But critics question his scenario of unprecedented economic growth.

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aaronious1Jun. 19, 11 9:50 PM

Quick answer would be "No". I feel bad for the writer who wasted the space on such a ridiculous question.

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pitythefoolsJun. 19, 11 9:53 PM

The power of the internet is that frauds like Pawlenty will be disclosed. He left the State on life support. He doesn't think people will understand that? What a pityfull fool.

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dbd123Jun. 19, 11 9:56 PM

Must I endure another 1 1/2 years seeing Pawlenty's and Bachman's mug plastered all over the paper every single day!?

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ccschonsJun. 19, 11 9:57 PM

I would rather have seen Rudy Perpich as president. Much rather.

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minturnmileJun. 19, 11 9:57 PM

The "outrageous" assumptions that show Pawlenty left a 5 billion deficit are also referred to as "Generally Accepted Accounting Practices." Pawlenty just like the Enron brand of accounting a lot better.

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outoftheboxJun. 19, 1110:01 PM

Pushing paymennts down the road, using court and stimulus monies, increasing the needs put on all other levels of government. Timmy P. is no friend to our society. If a family was in trouble financially and delayed house and auto payments, then didn't go to the doctor or dentist, then got a grant to pay thier bills all the while oweing more money the next year, no one would say that they are doing a good job financially.

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SupervonJun. 19, 1110:02 PM

Let's face facts. With the Keystone Cop Liberal Legislature that would spend money on making potholes and then filling them ran into the perfect road block with Pewlenty. He saved this state from total ruin and devestation. Thanks, Tim. I wish TPaw had run again instead of us dealing with Mr. Spend, tax, spend, Tax DFL clone.

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paulpalin12Jun. 19, 1110:03 PM

Pawlenty failed Minnesota and now he wants to bankrupt America.

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themostancieJun. 19, 1110:05 PM

It's easy to retrace his legacy...the stains are everywhere. Heck, I can assume 15% growth with 10% tax increases. When we get a few percent growth in one period or the other I can claim victory. And Jack "GE" Welch, subsidized 5 ways to Friday, supporting this junk...doesn't that take the cake.

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justsayinJun. 19, 1110:06 PM

Here is an interesting article about Pawlenty's tax plan for the nation. http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/17/news/economy/pawlenty_taxes/index.htm The top 1% would get an annual average reduction of $261,000, a 14.8 percentage point drop. Meanwhile, Americans in the lowest 20% of income would see their taxes drop by an average of only $23, a 0.2 percentage point change in their tax rate.

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